It was well scripted, acted and directed episode. But despite the emotional ending it was slightly self indulgent and the story lacked the punch to make it really stand out as something special, which is really what I was hoping for from Richard Curtis.
"There's no use being grown up if you can't be childish now and then."
It was a filler episode and it it felt like it. The Doctor seemed superflous to the whole thing all the way through. The emotional ending was nicely done though.
Right now, I'm of the opinion that Matt Smith's Doctor is fantastic but the stories in his first series have been below par.
"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."
Just watched it. For the first few minutes I thought it was going to be an average episode. Then...I can't even begin to describe how much I enjoyed everything about it. Absolutely astoundingly amazing.
Post by renegadetimelord on Jun 6, 2010 20:05:24 GMT
Brilliant. Superb episode. Could have benefited from a stronger alien... maybe. However, I loved the whole Van Gogh thing as a human story - a tortured man inflicted with depression and haunted by self-doubt. The potential to bring about change - or not - was handled well. And then the arc elements - like another 'perception filter', loss of memories and more images of the earlier Doctors - though no sign of the rip in the universe this time.
I get the feeling the Doctor doesn't know about the crack in the universe because he's forgotten it, like the clerics on the Byzantium and Amy forgetting Rory. The memory loss is personal, and the destruction of the TARDIS seems like the ultimate in personal experiences for The Doctor.