Yes, it’s only the third episode of the new season, and here are the Daleks. Either Moffat’s trying to say that he’s not going to use the Daleks as a major villain and wants to get perhaps the most famous villains into his series and out quickly; or he’s saying that the Daleks just aren’t scary enough. Not for the hide in the dark and scaring the children — and me — episodes he’s planned.
The episode felt like the first one with Eleven. This is a good sign as both Moffat and Matt Smith get to their feet about who Eleven is. There was very little Ten here.
I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the Starship UK. There were so many odd old-tyme things that it really set the stage. Their budget may have been cut, but the props department really worked their creativity on this episode. The set reminded me a lot of “The Idiot’s Lantern,” but darker, drabber, and aboard the Starship UK. Continue reading “Reviews Doctor Who “The Beast Below””
I don’t think I’ve talked a lot about Doctor Who on this blog besides my love of Donna. I think it’s most important to note that the Doctor is never my favorite character; in fact, sometimes he’s my least favorite and I think he’s a jerk. I’m not particularly attached to any Doctor or any actor playing him. (Except that Catherine Tate would’ve been an awesome Doctor, but I digress…)
I think this episode’s biggest flaw was also it’s greatest power with fans. Continue reading “Reviews Doctor Who “The Eleventh Hour””