Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sorry if you're not a fan, but I can't help myself

Some completely right on reactions from the Guardian. (Quotes have been edited for spoilers, the linked article is not) BTW, the Guardian quite property calls this "Season 31"

There looks like being little Rose Tyler-style simpering here - Amy is another Moffat mad-women. 'Fiesty' is too easy a word for a woman who happens to have a personality – Amy is at once rather disturbed, gleefully impulsive and something of a bad girl.

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Smith is a fan of Troughton, and he dances around the crotchety-loveable-mad axis from the off. Smith's age also turns out .... to be something of a non-issue. Moffat's line is that although the Doctor uses 900 as his stage-age, he can't have any idea how old he is: he's a Timelord, these things are wibbly-wobbly. And Smith carries off the youthful vigour of a new body and the ancient professorial wisdom with easy panache. The much-heralded 'recklessness' is there as well...

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.....it feels like an absolute triumph. A whole new world of regulars is seamlessly introduced, the story has both pace and complexity, and it's refreshing not be in London again. The (spoiler) has to be one of the most beautiful design creations the Doctor Who teams have ever come up with. There's also a spot of proper scariness from the (spoilers) – and Moffat once again displays a mastery of childhood paranoias.

1 comment:

Generic said...

I'm nowhere near 900 myself, and even I can imagine how cool it would be to be regenerated in a 28-year-old body. Need to go way post-watershed to show exactly how cool.