It’s a new year and a new season of Doctor Who coming up pretty soon I guess.
Thought back on my optimistic review of the first few episodes of the last season – “it’s better! the writing is less epic! more one off cool episodes!” etc.
What a bust that turned out to be. The last episodes were absolutely HORRIBLE. For exactly the reasons that I criticized the previous writer.
I don’t want to know who River Song really is or what “the Silence” is. I don’t care about the “Panopticor” or whatever the dumb thing was called. I want to see weird new things in spaceships and caves and mines. That’s all.
Basically my new rules of thumb are:
– Avoid any episodes that have a plot feature that is capitalised – i.e the Rift, the Continuum, the Bullshit, etc.
– Avoid any dalek episode.
– Avoid any Christmas special or one-off movie length episode.
– Avoid anything with the words ‘Time’, ‘Eternity’, ‘End’ , ‘War’, ‘Genesis’, ‘Resurrection’ ‘Victory, or any synonyms of those.
I’ll probably get to watch about three episodes won’t I?
Might be time to get out some Blake’s 7 on DVD.