If you can drop in to the BBC Who site and listen to the theme in isolation, it grows on you - because you can appreciate the complexity. I might be hearing things, but the themes seems to be a rendition of the several versions melded into a coherent whole - elements of majesty from the 8th Doctor theme, orchestra from the 9th/10th, synth from the earlier incarnations... Layer upon layer.
Okay, listened to it again...now I know why I don't like it. It's the first few bars...the new melody line that precedes the familiar part of the theme. It's distracting and it drowns out the the bass line (aka "the sound of the drums"). The rest of the remix isn't too bad, however.
"Have you ever met the French? My GOD do they know how to party!!!"
Matt Smith was perfectly solid as the Doctor. While he has the comic timing down, I think the most refreshing things about him so far are a lack of angst...
Hate to rain on the parade there, but do bear in mind that the angsty side of the Tenth Doctor didn't really kick in until a few episodes in. Up until then, I had hopes that he was going to be a more happy go lucky Doctor as well. Still, early days, as the Doctor said himself.
"By the ancient rites of combat, I forbid you to scavenge here for the rest of time. And when you go back to the stars and tell others of this planet, when you tell them of its riches, its people, its potential, when you talk of the Earth, then make sure that you tell them this...[shouts] ...it is defended!"
I like the new intro music. Has a much more sinister tone which fits really well IMO.
I wasn't sure about Matt Smith but he grew on me very quickly. I like his Doctor.
Amy Pond is both stunningly gorgeous and a likeable personality. I just hope that the companion and boyfriend nonsense doesn't rear it's head again.
Ok, things I didn't like. The whole settling into the new generation and food scene. About five minutes too long IMO.
Also, the SFX for the flying eyeball was terrible. Dissapointing.
But other than that, I thoughly enjoyed it.
"There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream; people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, somewhere else the tea's getting cold. Come on, Ace. We've got work to do."