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Old echoes in new Doctor Who…

Old echoes in new Doctor Who…

Maybe it’s just me, but amidst the applause (and the odd tear – that hasn’t happened in a long time!) in the latest Doctor Who episode, The Doctor’s Daughter, did I spot a few echoes of what used to go on with ye olde Doctor Who? To whit…

(SPOILERS AHEAD!)

– One of the companions is sent on a pointless goof chase around the other side of the battlezone for no real reason, and when the team are reunited it’s as if there was no real risk involved
– The story was a lot like the old Who story Full Circle – albeit without the Doctor’s Daughter bit, of course…
– There were further echoes of the endless war idea

Of course, there was a lot to love about this story. I liked the idea of a General leading his troops to war with a West Country voice, the effective visualisation of a half-man half-fish race, and the rather emotional ending.

However, it’s such a shame they ruined a great ending by essentially launching a pilot for yet another TV series set in the Doctor Who universe. It also begs the question that if the TARDIS was drawn to that planet because of the creation of a Time Lady, then surely now that “Jenny” is free to roam the cosmos, the TARDIS will be endlessly materialising in random places in search of her?

Of course, the most crucial question for me is… do I prefer Georgina Moffett in blonde-hair GI Jane mode, or in her natural darker red hair guise, as seen in Confidential? Decisions, decisions…

Now to catch up on the last three episodes of Doctor Who…

2 Comments

  • Here's another echo for you – dodgy sets. Increasingly this series we've seen 20th century power plant rooms masquerading as futuristic settings. There's been loads of instances this series, last night especially and it's looking increasingly cheap (like the endless breeze block built corridors).

  • Actually I loved the sets for this episode – it really felt like an underground community and all that. As opposed to just running around, say, Millennium Stadium 😉

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