Moo Moo Who Review

An honest take on Doctor Who


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The Curse of the Black Spot- 5/10

You would think this episode would be really good. Aliens, pirates, and sirens? Count me in! Right? I wish it had been like that. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a huge dud.  

 

THINGS I LOVED: 

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I loved the aspect of the siren being a virtual doctor who is stuck on a ghost spaceship. It is a shame that they only added this to the last five minutes of the episode. It could have been so awesome to see more about the aliens who died. They really should have done more.

 

THINGS I HATED: 

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The pirate theme was so boring and bland. It is overused now that we have a billion Pirates of the Caribbean movies out. Even the music closely resembles the score from the Pirates movies. It was too sugar coated. No one dies, no one even bleeds. They did a close up of Rory’s hand where he had been cut and it wasn’t even bleeding! It looked like a week old cut that was starting to heal. 

Another issue I had with this episode was the unnecessary drama. They didn’t have to have the son in this episode. It is so obvious they did this for added drama. It had more drama in it than the actual sci-fi part. You can’t even really call this story sci-fi. It didn’t get that way until they introduced the ghost ship at the end. 

My husband has been in a debate with fellow Whovians about whether or not Doctor Who is considered fantasy. This is a good example of the show turning into a fantasy. Which I find a shame. The writers have forgotten what Doctor Who is really about. So now we get this mess of a story. 

 

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH: 

Rory dies again. How many times can one man die in a show? This did not need to happen. They could have made the ending just as exciting, if not more exciting, if they would have chosen a different direction. 

At what point is the show going to stop trying to be something it isn’t to reel in newer fans? It even has this new intro where Amy narrates. The actual intro is way overdone with lightning and a storm cloud. Why can’t we just have simple exciting sci-fi story lines anymore? Why does it have to be about Amy and Rory and how in love they are? 

This has been an ongoing problem with the new series and this episode is an excellent example of what is wrong with Doctor Who now. 


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The Day of the Moon- 7.5/ 10

The first part of the Silence story was far better than this conclusion. My head was spinning from all the stuff that was going on.

THINGS I LOVED:

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The marks were a nice touch. The scene where Amy is trapped in the room with Silence was extra creepy.

Amy having a baby is a really nice twist if I am looking at this as if I was watching for the first time. Knowing what actually happens kind of ruins it because I hate the outcome so much. It is a good way to reel you into the episode more though.

I loved the how the Doctor saved the day at the end. It was really creative and you didn’t know what he was doing at first. I liked how all the crazy things came together in the end.

THINGS I HATED:

River Song jumping off the building into the Tardis’ pool was over the top and silly. She was a lot more flirtatious and annoying in this episode.

The love triangle between Amy, Rory and the Doctor is getting really old. I wish they would leave all that out. It seems so irrelevant to me.

Like I said before, there was way too much going on at such a fast pace. Half of the time I was so confused what was going on. I wish they would have made things a little slower and cut out the romantic bits. That would have made things great.

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH:

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Oh, you know I was going to mention the kiss. How could I not? It makes me want to barf!

Overall this episode was pretty good. Not as great as the first half, but it makes the series seem like it is going to be exciting. Oh, if only it had been.


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The Impossible Astronaut- 9/10

I had to see this episode as if I haven’t seen the rest of series six. By itself it is an amazing episode. I enjoyed every minute of it.

THINGS I LOVED:

Where to begin? The beginning I guess. The death scene of the Doctor was great. It was sudden and they didn’t dwell. He got shot, Amy cried, they burned his body, and they moved on. This is how it should be.

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I am a huge fan of Mark Sheppard. Yes, I watch Supernatural, and Crawley is my favorite character. Don’t judge me. I forgot he was in this episode so it was a nice surprise.

Even River Song wasn’t that bad in this episode. She wasn’t overly flirtatious.

I enjoyed the scene where the Doctor is sneaking up to Nixon in the oval office. It was when the Doctor wasn’t a bumbling fool and you could enjoy his quirkiness. They have ruined that now.

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God, remember how awesome the Silence was at first? Sneaking up on you and you couldn’t remember them when you looked away? They were so scary. Sigh, those were the days.

THINGS I HATED:

The opening scene with the Doctor hiding naked under the woman’s dress was silly and unnecessary. I feel like it was an excuse to get the fangirls drooling.

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Like I said before, River Song wasn’t overly flirtatious in this episode. However, when she did flirt it was horrible. It made me cringe every time.

I don’t have anything that made my eyes twitch. It had be at the edge of my metaphorical seat the whole episode.

I am excited for the next part of this story. I don’t remember a lot which is for the best. It will be like I am watching it for the first time again.


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The End of Time Part 2- Negative Infinity/10

This was by far the most drawn out episode I have ever witnessed in my whole entire life. I have never seen an episode in a show that has just stretched scenes out with drama and unnecessary fluff. 

 

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Each scene in this episode could have been cut by a good five minutes. The laser scene, the Doctor choosing who to shoot, don’t get me started on when the Doctor has a hissy fit. 

I don’t understand why they decided to dwell on some of the aspects of this episode. The arc itself was already boring to me from the start. Going into this second part I was already tired of the story. At least I don’t have to deal with the 10th Doctor anymore.

I had to skip over him having a hissy about having to sacrifice himself to save Wilfred. It was so out of character to me. Not only did he have a hissy, he had it in front of Wilfred. Even if the Doctor tells him it is alright, he is still going to feel guilty over that. Since when has the Doctor been so narcissistic?

The whole ending was horrible as well. I had to skip over that part as well. I have seen it before and I remember wanting to puke when it got to Rose.

My eyes need a break from all the rolling they have done. My brain needs a break from all the crap it has had to endure. On to the sixth series. Thank Glob I am done with the 10th Doctor. Hate me all you want, I am happy.  


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The End of Time Part 1- 2/10

This episode was tiresome. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t good either. It just exists. The Master comes back which should be exciting, but it’s not. Mainly because of the plot surrounding his return. 

 

THINGS I LOVED:

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Wilfred is so amazing as a companion. I really wish they would have had him on the show more. If only they had more companions like him now. Instead we have Clara..

 

THINGS I HATED: 

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What have they done to the Master? He used to be this awesome character who was not to be messed with. Now he has magical powers and eats a lot. He has been turned into a comic relief. The fact that there is now hundreds of Masters isn’t even scary. The whole idea is silly. It makes it worse to see him in a skirt and heels. Why can’t they take his character serious? They have done that with all the classic parts of the show now. They are all now silly. 

 

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH: 

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What was the point of having these aliens in the story? Do they serve any purpose other than making things stupid? They are totally pointless and really dumbs down and already stupid episode. 

I have nothing else to say about this episode. That is how much I think of it. Even the Time Lords at the end couldn’t save this story for me. 


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Planet of the Dead- 6.5/10

This was the first time I have seen this episode. For some reason it has always avoided my eyes. It has been well hidden from me and I was really excited to watch it. I am honestly on the fence about how I feel about this episode. There were things that I loved, but at the same time I felt my eyes were constantly wanting to roll.

THINGS THAT I LOVED: 

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The story itself was great and very creative. There weren’t a lot of plot holes and everything seemed to be explained. Nothing was rushed and I really enjoyed the overall feel of the episode.

I really loved the dialog in this one. I found myself laughing at what was being said which doesn’t happen a lot in the newer series.

THINGS THAT I HATED: 

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There were way too many silly scenes in this episode. For example, it is really hard for me to believe that the guards wouldn’t look behind them to see a woman coming down from the ceiling. They would have to be the stupidest guards not to notice the sound of the rope or not get that feeling that something was going on behind them. Why were they so keen on not looking at the cup. It was almost like they thought they would be turned to stone if they did. I just thought that whole scene was unbelievable.

Another silly scene was at the very end when Christina flies away in the bus. I highly doubt Unit is going to let anyone just fly around London in a bus willy nilly like that. Especially a thief who is on the run from the police. Think of what she could do with that bus!

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH: 

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The banter between the Doctor and Christina was disgusting. How many times can we hear that they are a perfect match or that they are made for each other? Why can’t we have a companion that just hangs out with the Doctor? Why do we have to have that sexual tension? They use that as a crutch now and it is getting old.

Don’t get me started on the kiss. My eyes are sore from how much they were rolling during that scene. I think they were rolling so fast that I made my own little wormhole.

The romantic link between Christina and the Doctor ruined this episode for me. It is so frustrating because it was such a great plot. It could have gotten a higher score if they would have just left that romantic crap behind.


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The Next Doctor- 6/10

This was a decent episode. It certainly was a step up from what came before. I think anything would have been great following that whole Rose/Donna story arc. We are teased with the possibility of the Doctor meeting his future incarnation. Who exactly filled those shoes? The Governor of course! If you don’t know I am a fan of The Walking Dead. I tried to find a photo of the Governor and Jackson Lake combined. I know it is out there. I have seen it…

THINGS THAT I LOVED: 

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David Morrissey was awesome in this episode. He really would have made a great Doctor. That was one great thing about this story was the fact that you were right there with the Doctor trying to figure out if he was a future incarnation of himself. The explanation of why Jackson thought he was the Doctor was good. It made sense, but to a point. I will go into more detail about that later.

I appreciated that this episode was set in the past and it didn’t have a famous historical figure in it. I always hate it when they do that. It is such an obvious crutch. There also wasn’t any over the top Christmas references. It felt more like it was just another day in the winter than anything else. Usually they force Christmas carols and turkeys down your throat with the specials.

THINGS THAT I HATED: 

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The whole Allons-y quote in the beginning was silly. One thing that I don’t understand is how Jackson knew so many small details about the Doctor. He had a “sonic screwdriver” that was just a screwdriver. He knew this. Why did he point it at the Cybershade like it was going to kill it. This makes zero sense. Even with the actual sonic screwdriver it doesn’t make sense. It is another overuse of the screwdriver. I get that he would know about the Tardis and that he is a Timelord, but to say Allons-y and know about the sonic screwdriver was  a bit much. How could he have known about that? It was a infostamp from the Cybermen. The Cybermen wouldn’t know that he says that and that what he holds was a sonic screwdriver would they?

There were way too many corny parts in this episode for it to get a proper rating from me. The worst scene would have to be when the stranger asks Jackson who was the man in the hot air balloon and Jackson states, “His name, sir… is The Doctor!” C’mon! Was that really necessary? Another corny scene was when Jackson and the Doctor find the children working in the cyber base. I was expecting the kids to break out in song at any moment.

It doesn’t really explain how everything was blown up when the Doctor broke the cyberlink from the Cyberking. I hate it when I have to look up stuff after I get done watching the episode. To me the explanation doesn’t count.

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH: 

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The Cybermen are loud as hell when they march. You could probably hear them from five miles away. They can’t sneak up on anyone, and yet they do it twice in this episode. Stop with this madness! It is such a silly oversight!

I hate the whole ending of this episode. I wish they would have gone a different way with it all. How can you not think of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers when watching this? I was wanting Kimberly to come out and save us all.

This episode could have been really good if they hadn’t been so dramatic with everything. Even the music was over the top. Sometimes simple is the best way to go about things.