Sunday, June 17, 2007

Doctor Who: Utopia

I don't think I can comment on this one without spoilers, so if you haven't seen it and don't want to know the big twist, do not read below the picture...
Too much! Too much in one episode!

Hurray! Captain Jack's back (with John Barrowman's name in the opening credits, no less), but almost all of our questions about Capt Jack were answered in about 2 minutes of dialogue; could they not have padded it out over a few episodes? There's been so many unanswered questions about him through the entire first season of Torchwood that I feel slightly cheated by the speed with which they answered all of them. But its good to have him back.

Chan and I liked the Professor's insectoid sidekick doh. Chan its amazing just how alien you can make ordinary dialogue sound if you prefix and suffix every sentence with out of place words doh. But I must be thinking a bit slow this weekend, I realised that there was some hidden message in the Professor's name - due to the fact that it was shown in big letters on the screen several times (very 'bad wolf') - but I didn't figure out what it was saying until it became obvious.

So now we know what the point of the Doctor becoming human in 'human nature' was, it was to get us used to the idea of a time lord becoming human so they could bring back the Master without ruining their own mythology. Yea! The Master is back. Fanboys everywhere will be rejoicing! I'm just disappointed that it wasn't Tom Baker. And hopefully the newly regenerated Master will return to form and grow some facial hair, a clean-shaven Master just isn't the same. But from the teaser for next week, it looks like John Simm plays the part with relish.

All of a sudden we're somehow back to the classic Doctor Who - filming in quarries, two companions, the Master, and so on. Fab! Hopefully UNIT will make a reappearance next week too. Can hardly wait.

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