Sunday, 22 June 2008

Doctor Who 4.11 - Turn Left

Well, I enjoyed that a lot :)

The concept was good, and the degeneration of earth due to the death of the Doctor was well done, although the concentration camps bit at the end seemed a little shoehorned in.

Catherine Tate was Outstanding, and the conclusion with the Death of Donna from what appears to be being called the "TurnLeftVerse" (The Universe which exists because she turns right) was pardoxically brilliant.

Things that I didn't like? The horrible plastic beetle mostly! And, I hate to say, Rose Tyler, you were rubbish. The "Mysterious Woman" act didn't really hold much water, since she doesn't have the doctors layers of charisma to pull it off. Add that to the fact that the audience (and by the audience, I mean me) knew exactly who she is, and therefore her constant refusal to give her name bugged the crap out of me.

But... Two Words.... BAD WOLF!!

And the Next Time Trailer was awesome...

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Doctor Who Update


Too Excited to write a review now, but I will write one later, promise.

But I have just seen the two most exciting things i have seen for ages!

Firstly, the trailer for next weeks Dr Who....

Sarah Jane
The Kiddy from Sarah Jane Adventures
And was that Dalek-esque laugh connected to someone who is not really a Dalek? like maybe... Davros?

Oh and the other thing was the Live and Let Die Montage in Dr Who Confidential.


Thursday, 19 June 2008

Drinking Alone...

Dangerous thing, isn't it....

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Should I be afraid??

Hey all

I'm having an interesting dilemma. As some of you may know, and some of you don't, I am currently writing some comedy sketches with the intention of working alongside the wonderful Kyleman to make a sketch show this summer.

I am currently on a deadline to have 30 sketches finished by next Tuesday... and I have 17 written. The idea I just had for an 18th, however, has brought up this dilemma.

The idea I had would be considered by some to be not funny, but sick, twisted and disturbed.

But should I write it? :)

Sunday, 15 June 2008

UPDATED - Doctor Who 4.10 - Midnight

Well, I let myself think about it for about 18 hours, and I still don't know whether I liked that episode or not!

It was different, and in places very effective and scary, although it did suffer from a slightly rushed end I felt. Especially as the resulting conclusion was just "throw the monster out".

I liked that the monster had no prosthetics and no CG, and the repeating things and stealing a voice was quite freaky, but on the other hand, it just.... didn't feel like it went anywhere, you know?

I think it was a brave attempt to do a Solo Doctor Bottle Show (for those who don't know, a bottle show is one set pretty much all in one set) the first true Companion-less story since The Deadly Assasin in Tom Baker's time.

What excited me more than the majority of this episode however, was the next week trailer. And this is coming from someone who was dreading the return of Rose. However, any trailer that starts with the Doctor Dead and moves on from there is incredibly interesting......

EDIT - I have just had an argument with Az, from about the statement I made regarding this being the first true Companion-less story since The Deadly Assassin, as he reckons that Time Crash should count. However, through Time Crash (Which was only a mini episode anyway), I consider each Doctor fulfils the companion role for the other doctor.

So what do I mean by a companion? The "Companion" is, in my eyes, a recognised Story element, which includes any charatcer who is on that particular adventure who instantly trusts and works with the Doctor, i.e. Astrid in Voyage of the Damnned. Midnight and The Deadly Assassin are the only stories in which there are no "Companion figure"

Hope that's clear.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Doctor Who 4.9 - Forest of the Dead

Once again, I am posting this review just before episode 10 airs, but I shall attempt to do better this week!

So, Forest of the Dead, I liked a lot. It felt like a nice compliment and conclusion to the previous episode, and I was pleased to see that we did not get any firm answers regarding what River Song's relationship was with the Doctor.

Other than that it was atmospheric, wonderfully well written, and generally well-paced, as opposed to the somewhat slow nature of the previous episode.

Negative points, the Vashta Nerada seemed to get relegated to the background as of about the middle of the episode, and the point where the Doctor fell down through the trapdoor felt remarkably pointless, although amusing. And that ending? Is the implication that it is better for a data ghost of someone to live inside a computer than for them to die? Was all a bit bizarre from my perspective.. but anyway.

Loved the way that the second part started in a completely different place and time to the end of the first part.

Don't really know what else to write about it, but I did enjoy it a lot.

Oh, and if you didnt hear the podcast commentary and you are a fan, you should have done! It was hilarious!!

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Doctor Who 4.8 - Silence in the Library

Well, what a wierd episode.

Don't get me wrong, I liked lots of it. Was atmospheric and different, and the sharp contrast between the library stuff and the little girl was good.

River Song? I'm not convinced about her, I get the impression she is supposed to be the Doctors future companion / gf / wife, and unless we get rid of her next week with some paradox timey-wimey issues, then the problem is that she is comitted to turn up again, and frankly I didn't warm to the character at all!

I loved Evangelistas death scene, with the electronic ghosting. That was creepy :)

And what's in River's diary? What information does it hold about the Doctors Future?

And will Donna survive?

My prediction? The Little Girl is the "CAL" computer core, and she has somehow saved all of the people who were in the library (including Donna)

But we shall see, in about 20 minutes :)

Maybe this week I'll write the review before next Saturday!! LOL