I am particularly sad to see Bernard Cribbins’ place in the series go with Donna.
I’m a Doctor Who fan, dammit, and for a lot of us the geeky nuts and bolts are not beside the point, rather they are the point.
People have an amazing talent of blowing fears up to huge proportions just by talking themselves into believing it… Just like this group of tourists.
why was I worried at the end of the Silence In The Library? Why did I even entertain the idea that the next part would be anything other than magnificent?
Then there’s Professor River Song. Odd name. Hope that means something good or important, because otherwise it’ll annoy me as a useless comedy name that reminds me of an Ocean Colour Scene song.
It was like Gosford Park with… humour… and aliens.
If there was any doubt to the quality of this show by now, I point you in the direction of The Doctor’s Daughter. This is, seriously, the best thing I have seen in a long time.
Ahhh! I was wrong. In my last post I said that one of us would be using the word ‘comeuppance’ to describe a scene featuring Rattigan in The Poison Sky. Doctor Who is not that simple.
I tell you what, if you either a) don’t have a clue about previous Sontaran stories, and/or b) are able to watch it all and keep your geeky tendancies quiet – like I had to – then this is brilliant.
Again, we’re back to traditional Who stories. Which is not in any way a criticism. How could it be?
Can you get much bigger than tying together battery farming and slavery? You can if you add Captain Darling from Blackadder…
Even the water pistol moment was good.In fact, it was far better than that – it was classic Who – it sits alongside offering Jelly Babies and cups of tea, and bamboozling enemies with insults so intelligent that they are still standing scratching their head while their plan is unraveled around them.
It’s wonderful isn’t it? It’s still a matter of suspending belief, just supposing for 45 minutes each week that there are aliens out there made of fire and rock…
Bernard Cribbins (I hope he’s a regular occurance!)