Moo Moo Who Review

An honest take on Doctor Who


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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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The Water Of Mars- 8.5/10

I really loved this episode. How funny that this didn’t have any romantic ties between the Doctor and his acting companion. Coincidence? I think not. I wish all episodes were like this one. 

 

THINGS THAT I LOVED:

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What a wonderful plot. The Doctor has to sit back and watch a bunch of people die. He can’t help them due to it being a fixed point in time. They did a really good job of showing how hard it is to be a Timelord in this episode. You don’t see the dark side of time travel that much and it is nice to get a peek of that every now and then. 

The creatures were really creepy looking. I loved the make-up effects and I appreciated that they didn’t use CGI. Normally they have to sugar coat everything in the show, but this was a rare episode where a handful of people died. 

It was great to see the Doctor getting slapped in the face with reality. He thinks that he is in control due to the fact that he can travel through time and space, but at the end of this episode he realizes that he has gone too far. I loved that we saw that dark side of the Doctor. It gives his character more depth. 

 

THINGS THAT I HATED: 

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The scene where they escape on the robot was too silly for me. It was almost like they had to have that in there to keep it kid friendly. I hate forced scenes like that. 

The ending where the Doctor is walking away from the base was drawn out to me. It was so slow and it became worse when he had the robot race to the Tardis. It was torturous. 

 

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH: 

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Why is the Doctor so caught up on his death? He has died 10 times now! You would think he has gotten used to it by now. He is still going to be the Doctor. I think it is more of the side of the fans not wanting Tennant to leave. It is the writers saying “I feel your pain fangirls.” It makes me so mad!

I am dreading the end to this series. The next couple of episodes are my least favorite. I have a feeling my eyes will need resting from the amount of rolling they are about to do. 


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Midnight- 7.5/10

Ah yes, the famous detour of death story line. As a horror fan I know this plot well. Take a detour, find death stalking you for the rest of the trip. So much for an awesome vacation. 

 

THINGS I LOVED: 

This is by far the creepiest episode I have seen in the new series. It is rare for me to enjoy an episode written by Davies. In this one he is spot on. The pacing was good, nothing was rushed. Everything made sense. No over the top drama. Well, there was some, but it was a different kind of drama. The right kind of drama. The knocking was a good touch and it stayed creepy during the whole episode. You don’t see a lot of shows that can do that. 

I also liked that it was a companion light episode.  

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The acting in this episode was amazing. It is really the only reason why I rated it so high. I loved how they brought in the issue of how humans react in a high anxiety issue. We really act like idiots don’t we? 

 

THINGS I HATED: 

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Am I really supposed to believe that this was set in the future? There was nothing futuristic about this whole episode! They were wearing modern-day clothes, had ear buds for headphones. Even the coffee pot was normal! At least give us a cool coffee pot! Something! The fact that they didn’t even try with the set and costumes just took a lot out of the episode for me. 

 

THINGS THAT MADE MY EYES TWITCH: 

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For the love of God, can we please just have a season without Rose in it? Why is she still here?! This made the rating drop 2 points. Just her face. 

 

Overall it was a surprisingly great episode. I am really dreading the next story. It is going to be a doosie. 

 

 


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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!


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Forrest of the Dead- 8.5/10

As the conclusion to Silence in the Library, everything was explained all nice and neat. I wish things were like that now in the show. This has to be one of my favorite episodes of the new series so far. I don’t have anything that I flat out hated. There were a few little nit picky things not even worth mentioning, so I am just going to name the positive things that were in the episode.

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I loved the whole thought of Donna being “saved” in a huge hard drive. Everything seemed like a dream to her. The fact that she had to let go of her imaginary children really got to me. I was telling my husband how that would have ruined me if I had been her. Donna’s “husband” fading into the abyss and not knowing if he was real or not didn’t help much either. What a depressing thought. Depressing, but incredible.

The soundtrack to this episode was really awesome. It wasn’t over the top, and I wouldn’t mind listening to it at random times of the day.

I really liked that there wasn’t anything that didn’t make sense. I would bring something up and moments later it would be explained. Oh how Moffat has changed.

River Song was awesome in this episode. She wasn’t overly flirtatious and her plot made sense. We are left with questions as to who she is, but it wasn’t to confusing.

Overall this episode was top notch! The pacing was perfect. I really wish every story line was like this. I can dream I guess.


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Silence in the Library- 8/10

I had forgotten everything about this episode other than River Song makes her first appearance. It was like watching it for the first time and I actually enjoyed it. It has nothing to do with the fact that they are stuck on a world full of books. Pah! I hate books…

 

THINGS I LOVED: 

The overall plot was really creepy. I love the idea of an unstoppable enemy lurking in the shadows. The dark has always creeped me out. I also loved the look of the library. It wasn’t too over the top. 

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This is probably the only story line where I didn’t mind River Song. Typically she is too flirtatious, so it is nice to see her in a serious manner. It was interesting to see this episode when I know who River Song is. Nothing really makes sense to me about her character, but it is still nice to go back and see how it all started. 

There were tons of parts that were eerie. It was like watching a classic episode. It wasn’t about making it safe for the kids to watch and I really appreciated that. 

Like I have said before, this whole story is drawing a blank in my mind. I am really anxious to see what exactly is CAL and how it ties in with the little girl. 

 

THINGS I HATED: 

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The repetitive lines at the end was really annoying. The fifth time I heard “Hey! Who turned out all the lights?!”, I wanted to scream. This is really the only complaint I have with the episode. Knowing me, that is pretty darn good. 

 

I am really excited to see how everything turns out in the conclusion for this story. I am glad that they chose to stretch it out into two parts instead of just one. It would have been a mess if they had not done so.