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:
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.
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.