I found the season opener disappointing. I’d been so excited for new Doctor Who, and this was such a letdown. Moffat seemed to obfuscate the plot in ways that tried to be clever, but were instead vague, confusing, and trying to be shocking. The twist on the Companions knowing something the Doctor can’t know is an amazing idea; the execution of that idea lacked here.
Okay, killing the Doctor. Killing the Doctor doesn’t work in a world where we know Matt Smith has signed up for more seasons. In a world where Doctor Who is so popular that the BBC would be nuts to cancel it.
My theory: River is the little girl in the space suit. Of course, she would’ve had to repress those memories or, better yet, be wiped of them by the Silent.
The episode had some good one liners, and Mark Sheppard was pretty entertaining. Though I’m so used to him playing a con-man of sorts that to be the honest one is kind of surprising.
I feel like Moffat likes American culture, but doesn’t really get it. I rather liked London as the center of the universe as a rule on Doctor Who. (Just like Cardiff in Torchwood and Ealing in The Sarah Jane Adventures.) Nixon wasn’t as bad as his Churchill.
The Silent are a little too X-Files for me.
I continue to love River Song and her shiny gun. Not feeling so great about the Doctor leaving Rory and Amy to breed and then Amy being pregnant. Blerg.
Sort and sweet: not enough clues and kind of boring.