Sunday, May 20, 2007

Doctor Who - 42

Wow. Pretty damn good, wasn't it? For a start it looked fantastic - as Rob's pointed out, just as I knew he would. You'd think they were boiling alive in that ship (yes that's entirely the point, I know, I'm just saying they did it well). And as Marie's said, you were genuinely interested in the mystery of what the hell was happening to these people. That it didn't matter that the answer was pretty rubbish is testament to the fact that it was overall a great episode. In a weird kinda way.

Fantastic performance from our Tennant, too - he was just acting, rather than acting at being the Doctor - and the silent bit as the escape pod drifted off was rather beautiful. All my previous comments on Freema still stand, though - put her in a crisis and she's brilliant, have her in a normal conversation and she can't cope: "You're saying I can phone 'ome from anywhere with this phone? By 'eck, guvnor that's bloomin' marvelous!"

Proper top notch stuff though, genuinely nerve-jangling.

6 comments:

DanProject76 said...

Indeed. I have almost forgiven Chibnall for writing some truly horrible Torchwood moments after watching 42.

becstar* said...

WHAAAAATTTTT!!!! I missed it! Was watching Spiderman 3 (hah, have just laughed at the wa Phoebe and Chandler discuss whether it's a last niame or not...Spder Man or Spiderman...) Anyway, have lost my train of thought... To sum up I'm gutted that I missed a good episode! When can I see it again, having already missed the Sunday repeat? Come on Anna - inform me via the power of blog.
PS Sorry I clearly don't have the ability to stay awake past 8.30pm on Fridays.
x

becstar* said...

...or the ability to spell, clearly...

Anonymous said...

I've seen most of these episodes twice and I still don't understand your complaints about Agyeman's conversational technique. If I'd found it odd I might have argued that they were trying to suggest she was a little bit geeky, so The Doctor would be just the thing (also implied by her sister's comment `oh a science geek I might have known' in the Lazarus episode). I shall have to eavesdrop more at the pub to double-check ordinary conversational style, though.

AnnaWaits said...

I just find it a bit stilted, uncomfortable to listen to. It's paricularly evident when she does the voice-overs for the cartoon on Totally Doctor Who.

And Becca, I *think* it's normally repeated again on Friday... I'll check.

northernlight said...

For some reason, my almost 8 year old daughter didn't like last week's episode. I missed it so will have to catch up on Friday and forgot to record it. sigh