Friday, January 10, 2014

Day 10: "Doctor Who: Series 6" Reviews (Part 2)

THE IMPOSSIBLE ASTRONAUT:

So, the Doctor invites Amy, Rory, and River Song to Utah to spend a day with him after months of inactivity, when a mysterious astronaut kills the Doctor in the middle of his regeneration cycle. Fortunately, the Doctor was kind enough to invite his past self into the fray and sends them on a journey with the words "Canton Everett Delaware III". This eventually leads them to a shack in Florida, where a little girl's cry for help from a "spaceman" was heard, and where they discover a new alien foe they must fight against.

I don't really have much to say about this episode at this point except about the Silence: they're freaking creepy. The way that makes people forget about them after looking away from the alien creature is fascinating and adds a level of suspense to the story. For example, you could look over to your left and see ten or fifteen Silences (?) marching closer and closer to you, but when you turn around, you would have no idea you would be attacked by some otherworldly being with no mouth. This is almost to the level of scary that the Weeping Angels have with their characteristics.

I'm also interested in finding out who the child is and why she's in the spaceman costume. There's also this build-up with why the Doctor was killed, more about River Song, the Silence, and how Amy being pregnant, apparently, not including the mystery of the little girl and the "spaceman". Let's see if some of these questions are answered in "Day of the Moon"!


DAY OF THE MOON:

Umm... okay...
Apparently, Amy's on the run in the very beginning of this episode from Canton Everett Delaware III...
And so is River Song, who just jumped off a building in a suicidal escape...
And so is Rory...
who just died again (big shock)
And the Doctor's been arrested and is being held in Area 51...

WHY IS CANTON BEING SUCH A DICK???!!!

Oh, so it was a plan all long...
Umm... okay...

I did like the creepiness and tension of the scenes in the orphanage. The blood writings on the wall and the fact that it had long been abandoned added to the creepiness factor that was brought in by the Silence. I also thought that it was clever to add the video footage of the wounded Silence into the moon-landing broadcast. I liked the way it resolved all of the plot points that needed to be solved in the episode, including the added mystery of the woman in the doorway.

Wait.. the little girl's a TIME LORD???!!!

WILL ANYTHING BE ANSWERED IN THIS DAMN SERIES??!!