'I can smell chips...'

TV Goodness, who saw that coming? Although cleverly not mentioned by name, poof goes Gallifrey, The Doctor's home planet. And the rest of The Timelords. Fans everywhere wonder if the series is going to suddenly become a continuation of the books (where it also apparently happened) in what's probably the most comitted and gripping plot point in telefantasy since Buffy died. As the for the rest of tonight's Doctor Who, wasn't it just excellent? Exciting, scary, emotional. Eccles demonstrated what a loss he'll be and Billie continued her one girl battle to prove that you shouldn't assume anything about anyone. Yes it was very Hitchhikers but in a good way. And one of the issues I had with the first episode has already been fixed -- the music here was fine. Including the pop. Who the hell expected Soft Cell and Britney Spears? Very zeitguesty. It also, unlike last week, featured scenes which went on for longer than a few seconds and allowed the characters to breath. It's just a shame The Moxx of Balhoon bought it. I liked that little blue alien. I can smell chips...

Over on BBC4, The Quatermass Experiment was an impressive piece of drama. It was pleasingly small in scale, but some of the acting was superb, particularly from Jason Flemyng, Mark Gatiss and the 10th Doctor, sorry, David Tennant. Indira Varma was also excellent. This could have been made using tradition programme making techniques, but that would have ruined the tension -- the live performance made things feel more real somehow, especially in the closing moments when Bernard confronted the whatever. I was on the edge of my seat wondering if they would actually bomb Tate Britain ...

3 comments:

  1. Poorer than the first episode, with more Red Dwarf graphics and a rip of Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. I was hoping for so much more, and this one episode per story thing is just not working !

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  2. So what were you expecting? I don't understand what was wrong with it.

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  3. Just think everything happens to quickly and there is no time for suspense like in the good old days.

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