Moo Moo Who Review

An honest take on Doctor Who


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The Doctor’s Wife 7/10

It has been a while since I have done a review for Doctor Who. Let me tell you I feel spoiled going back and watching the older episodes. Dare I say that Amy and Rory aren’t that bad of companions. This new season of Doctor Who is so horrible that I have gone soft on the previous seasons.

Things that I loved:

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I really like the idea that the Tardis is alive. It reminds me of my relationship with my car. I secretly think that my Mazda has a soul. I know I am not the only who thinks the same thing.

The overall feel of this episode was enjoyable. It was not too dark, but not too over the top Tim Burtonish. Yeah I just made that word up. It was a nice balance and I really liked it.

Like I said before, I actually miss Amy and Rory. Clara is absolutely horrible to me. So horrible that she makes Amy and Rory look like perfect companions.

Another thing I miss is the Doctor trying to figure stuff out on his own. Now a days he is too dependent of the companion. In this episode it felt like the companions were actually the companions! What a concept! They should do that more often.

I loved the fact that there was a Tardis junkyard and that they built a Tardis out of scraps. That is my kind of work right there!

The best part I think was when Amy kept seeing Rory age. It was a cool idea and they pulled it off very well.

Things I hated:

Right off the bat I hated the music. It was too goofy to me, it slowly got less annoying as the episode went on, so it wasn’t too horrible.

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The atmosphere was good, but they tried way to hard with the woman who ended up being the Tardis. She looked too much like Helena Bonham Carter. It felt so forced to be like a Tim Burton movie. You have to just let it happen. Let it be subtle.

The scene where the Doctor scanned Tardis was silly to me. To this day I want to know what he sees when he looks at the screwdriver. It is too small for it to say anything. How does he know what the results are? It is nitpicky I know, but it just irks me.

Yet again we find another death scene of Rory. He is like Dr. Daniel Jackson from Stargate SG-1. Does the writers have a game going on to see how many times they can kill him? It sure does feel that way.

Nothing really made my eyes twitch in this episode. Which is surprising. I honestly enjoyed the story and all the things I hated were really nitpicky.

Overall I give this a 7/10. I could watch this one again unlike any of the newer episodes.

 

 


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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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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.


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Turn Left- Fork In My Eye/10

This episode was a doozy. I have seen this one before, so luckily for me I didn’t really have to rewatch it to remember all the details. I tried to get through the whole thing, I really did. Like my rating states, I felt like a fork was being forced in my eye.

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Right of the bat I have issues with this story. First, Donna is not that stupid to fall for the trap of getting her fortune told due to the “red hair discount”. It was so obvious that the woman was trying to lure her into something sinister. Give Donna some credit people. To me that was just insulting to her character. Second, why was it so hard for her to get away from the woman’s grip? It is another punch at Donna’s character. So not only is she stupid now, she is also weak.

Again, we are reminded that the Doctor would be dead without the companion to save his butt every single step of the way. When did he become this? I am sorry, but I am sure that if Donna hadn’t been with him in The Runaway Bride he would have found another plan to get out safely. Don’t get me started on the fact that he couldn’t regenerate because he died too fast. How convenient.

Then when I think it couldn’t get any worse with the episode, Rose shows up. I rest my case with why I had to stop. I really don’t have any other reason why. I hate Rose that much. I can’t take her anymore. Like I said before, I remember what happens in most of the episode. It isn’t worth reviewing. It is all so silly to me due to the fact that the situation could have been avoided if the writers would have stayed true to Donna’s character. She wouldn’t have even got in the tent with whatever evil woman that was.

That is another thing I don’t understand. Who is the evil woman? Why is she so keen on the destruction of the Doctor? It explains what the bug is, but not the woman. It is almost like the story was too huge for them to be wrapped up in something so minuscule as to why the woman was wanting the Doctor dead. We have bigger fish to fry!  They do that a lot now lately. They create such a huge story arc and forget to connect the little dots in between. It is sloppy to me.

In the end of the episode, the Doctor tells Donna that she is special. That there is a reason why they keep meeting. Why does this have to be a staple in the new series now? Can’t we just have a normal companion that is just along for the fantastic voyage of time travel? Why does it have to be this huge season long mystery? It is getting old and tiresome.

I can’t do this story arc. I am sorry. I may review it later on when I can handle so much Rose at one time, but for now I am going to just skip it. On to The Next Doctor!


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Guessing The Claws of Axos

It is time again for me to try and guess what the plot is about in the next episode of Classic Who. The episode I am guessing today is The Claws of Axos.

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This image has me perplexed. It looks like aliens who love gooooollldd. Since the Doctor is trapped on Earth, they will probably be on a ship or underground somewhere.

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This takes the rock lobster to a whole new level. So a rock lobster monster attacks the Doctor. I can’t wait!

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So we have aliens who love goooold, rock lobster monster, and meatball men. This episode is going to be the best EVER!

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Is the Master in this as well?? Maybe it is a different episode and Google is just being a douche. Let’s doo this!