Friday, 25 March 2011

The Eleventh Hour - Doctor Who s5e1 recap

Well, it's been a bloody long time, hasn't it? I promise to finish Otomen, but life has been quite hectic, but I've finally managed to sort out some free time to do this. And why, you ask, are you doing this before finishing Otomen or showing us the rest of those CRAYZAY Trivial Pursuit cards? Well, a number of reasons:

  • @jjnopants has been waiting for this for a while
  • @theent and another friend have been watching the show from the beginning (well, the beginning of the new seasons), so that alone has made me want to watch the show again
  • rather tired of having to avoid spoilers all the time
  • I just want to, okay?

Now, bare in mind, I saw the first episode with @jjnopants, after an evening of drinking, about a year ago, so I'm adapting some notes I took then, on his MANLY notebook—but I'm also watching the episode again, to see if I feel any different, for at the time I was very unimpressed. It was just after “The End of Time”, so it was quite jarring to see this new bloke who wasn't Tennant. It's exactly how I felt after the end of the first season, though by the end of the Christmas Invasion, I was willing to give Tennant a chance. Unfortunately, it wasn't the same with Matt Smith. We'll see if I change my mind.



OMG. It's...it's...LONDON! What a shocking turn of events.



Already with stuff in his mouth. Score one for NewNewNewNewNewNewNewNewNewNewNew Doctor.






What the flying fuck are these credits? The lettering bothers me a lot. I love you, Murray Gold, but I really dislike this arrangement. I wish Moffat didn't feel the need to change eeeeeeeeeeeeeeverything evar.



She is wishing for lots of stuff...and then we can hear the sound of the TARDIS landing. Also, I know this is Amy Pond. Just not sure why she's...this young. How do I know this? Well, I've seen pictures of the companion, I know she's ginger, so it only makes sense for this to be her.



OH HAI THUR. Wow, this really brings back memories of Partners in Crime. 10 always did a great "O HAI" face. Don't believe me? See for yourself.



Oh, cheesy CGI of the Doctor's...energy...timelordy...thing, you were missed. So far, lots of things that remind me of previous seasons. The little girl is quite adorable. The Doctor is being a bit of a git, though:

“I'm the Doctor. Do everything I tell you, don't ask any stupid questions and don't wander off.”



AND I SHALL CALL IT THE TREE OF JUSTICE.