Once again, my opinion hasn’t changed much compared to before. On the contrary, I found myself loving this episode even more, in spite of its evident weaknesses at the end.
So, what can I say? First of all, chapeau bas to Frank Cottrell-Boyce, who redeemed himself in a truly extraordinary fashion. Not only he creates a genuine futuristic feel through excellent world building, but he also explores some great concepts, notably the limitations of artificial intelligence.
As I’ve noted before, Bill and Twelve click fabulously from the get-go. In addition, Bill’s charming inquisitive nature is at its very finest here. I love her witty remarks and observations, especially regarding why the TARDIS chose the shape of a police box. I feel that, alongside “The Beast Below”, this is one of the best first trips for a companion in New Who.
It’s not even worth mentioning this episode’s flaws, since we know them already – the rushed deus ex machina resolution and the bland, one-dimensional side characters. Ugh…this story would have greatly benefitted from an extra 15 minutes of runtime. Heck, it even had the potential to be a two-parter!
Anyway, to finish off this review on a good note, I’d just like to show my appreciation for the brilliant soundtrack, which felt fairly reminiscent of the incidental music used in Classic Who. 😊
Doctor, Clara, Doctor.
Okay but I really want Clara to meet 13, imagine how amazing it would be!💓 @georgiiaagrace as (the best) 13 and @redheadedchinny96 as 11😊
Ft. an Ood😂
Question: Who do you most want 13 to meet?💜