Monday, 3 May 2010

DW 505: Flesh and Stone

Yes, it was good, but that ending...

Trying to walk through a forest while not able to open your eyes, interesting. Finding out that the crack in time is rewriting everything, interesting. Hearing a long back and forth between River and the Doctor in which nothing is revealed, now that's annoying! Pandorika better be the best thing ever, 'cos the episode already ended (rather abruptly) when we were subjected the that scene. (I was reminded of the end of Forest of the Dead in that the big villain is suddenly gotten rid of with no problem despite a big build up. Disappointing.)

Then there's the Amy sex scene... now this is where Moffat's Coupling experience comes out, but is it appropriate for Doctor Who? Casual sex is a rather odd topic to bring up... on the other hand, compare with the end of Dying Days. There's more discussion around that to be had.

What of the Angels themselves? If they think someone is looking at them, they are quantum locked? It's not them that turn into statues, it's a factor of their biology. And why, when they are not locked, they suddenly move with the sound of grinding stones? Never heard that before that scene. And being quantum locked into being a statue doesn't stop them from using Bob's brain to communicate? Fortunately throwing them into a crack in time doesn't cause any problems.

Most of the episode was good, with some great performances from Matt and Karen, but that ending? Not convinced about that at all.


Next week: That's a rather long trailer (once again needing to pad out an episode?)... I am wondering what surprises are left to find out!

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3 comments:

Fantômas said...

Since the Angels that were there, were completely removed from time & time rewritten so they didn't exist, why didn't the people they killed and the race they wiped out not re-appear?

And worse why were the church there in the first place (at the end of the episode)? They only went to that planet because of the Angel. No angel, no reason for them to have gone there. River was only released from prison to assist with the Angel.

evildicemonkey said...

If they didn't exist at all then the episode itself didn't happen, no angel on the ship no need for River to write on the box, no doctor.

It might be cleared up later (oh, it was Amy Pond doing something weird with her odd time/crack exposure (ignore obvious joke about end of episode please)) but I think this is one of those time travels things you're not meant to be thinking about, "it's TV for Christ's sake" I can almost heard being shouted at these kinds of comments.

Jamas Enright said...

Fridge Logic is about working out that there were problems with the episode, after the episode has finished (and you are looking for something in the fridge), meaning that the show grabbed your attention enough that you didn't ask the question during the show...

Unfortunately, this wasn't that case...