Monday, 29 August 2011

DW: 6.8

Definitely better than A Good Man, and there certainly were moments I was grinning, although overall... I'm just not sure...

Hitler? Really? Did they need Hitler? I suppose you've got the big name draw card, and the idea of killing Hitler often comes up in time travel discussions, but... you get the feeling it was a plot gimmick idea and never treated more seriously than that. Instead we deal with the prequel to River Song and Dave the justice robot. (Couldn't Amy turn the privileges bracelet thing back on?) Fine, we had to deal with River, but, aside from some points of exposition, I'm not convinced we needed the tiny tots.

Mels? Okay, so any name that remotely resembles Melody/River Song might now be her in some other form. Is this the new Master? Are we going to be treated to Gnos Revir soon? And now we know why the opening two-parter was set in Utah... about as bad as Bad Wolf Bay, innit? But the whole lead up of 'soon you will know what I did' has kind of played itself out in this episode now, so less whining from her in the future, yeah? (Yes, there's still the moment of the Doctor's death to resolve, but we all know that's not going to happen as portrayed.)

A good kicker back into the season, although Amy seems to have gotten over her daughter have been kidnapped rather quickly. Some tasty episodes looking to come up, so roll on the rest of the season!

(BTW, the Question? Pretty obvious...)

Next time: Has the writer seen Alice: Madness Returns?



evildicemonkey said...

(BTW, the Question? Pretty obvious...)

Really? Are you suspecting
What happens after the Doctor dies?
Or something else?

Jamas Enright said...

Okay, I'm presuming that the Question isn't about the Doctor. Certainly, when the judge guy spouted about the religion, one question did occur to me.

theoncominghope said...

I wasted the entire morning pondering the many lives of River Song, and have come up with a timeline (of sorts) here:

Jamas Enright said...

Hi Oncoming, can't say I entirely agree with that timeline, however thanks for the interesting link.