Saturday, May 19, 2007

Doctor Who: 42

How can you call a sci-fi episode '42' and not refer to Douglas Adams?

This episode was a bit of a mixed bag. Many of the elements we've seen before - e.g. in 'the impossible planet' in the last series of Doctor Who and in the recent film 'Sunshine'. But the message was different, I suppose. It was also in 'real time' in the style of 24 (anyone else notice that if you reverse the digits of 24 you get 42? Ooooh...), which was a bit different. But it wasn't exactly gripping stuff. Certainly it was too boring (and not enough aliens) to sustain interest from my five year old daughter. And I wished it would simply get on with it most of the time. The eco-message was laid on a bit thick as well. If this was a school essay I think the teacher's summary would be 'could do better'.

And what was with the teaser last time featuring Captain Jack? He was nowhere to be seen.

Next week's one looks fun, and almost certainly too scary for a five year old.

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At 8:30 am, Blogger Jason said...

The trailer last week was for the remainder of the season, not just 42. He will return for the last two episodes.


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