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Episode Review: Planet of the Dead

I've been taking a break from fandom recently, mainly due to real life and just the general need to take a break.

BUT

Planet of the Dead on Saturday?

Generally an average episode really, on the whole I was a bit meh.

But it wasn't terrible, and there were quite a few funny bits. And, most importantly LESS EMO!TEN.

When he said 'I'm a Time Lord' (or whatever it was) I added "But now they're all gone and I'm all alone. Boohoo" but HE DIDN'T SAY IT. I was in shock! Must be Gareth Roberts' influence.

All in all, a nice little filler. There were a few things I had a problem with, but I was pleasantly surprised to find I didn't want to strangle RTD at the end of it.

Lady Christina - a bit Mary Sueish but quite likable, I like the way she took control of the situation.

Malcolm - adorable, he even made me forgive the "OMG TEH DOCTAH IS GOD!!!" thing everyone at UNIT seems to have going. I'm pretty sure it wasn'tlike that in the old series.

The Prophecy. THE PROPHECY. *flails* HE WILL KNOCK FOUR TIMES   <---- That's the part where I lost it. I've seen those photos on set, I've heard the rumours. I'm not sure I've ever squeed so hard. :DDDD

So, overall rating? About 8/10 - I added a mark just for that last line.


And to all those that celebrate it, I hope you had a nice Easter. :)

Comments

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persiflage_1
Apr. 13th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Meh seems to be a lot of people's reaction!
csg1
Apr. 13th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
It wasn't terrible, but it's not one I'd watch more than once.

Perhaps RTD is conserving his creativity for the grand finale.
persiflage_1
Apr. 13th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
More like Gareth Roberts' contribution made it less fail-y!
csg1
Apr. 13th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you could tell it wasn't all RTD's work because there wasn't a page long speech on Ten's Epic Pain.
persiflage_1
Apr. 13th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
Exactly!
emlee
Apr. 13th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
FUCK YES NONE OF THAT EMOAGNSTSOB RUBBISH. So sick of that :| Apparently it's the last happy episode before 10's regeneration too oh god. D:

MALCOLM ♥
fourzoas
Apr. 14th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
Much meh from this quarter! Hoping for a better November...
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