Sunday, 12 April 2009

Doctor Who – Planet of the Dead

Overall "Planet of the Dead" was like opening a tub of Neapolitan ice-cream only to find someone has just eaten the chocolate, disappointing.

The plot centred around a London Bus being sucked through a worm hole, and ending up on a barren desert planet. With swarming creatures fast approaching, the Doctor and passages must find a way back home. I wasn't so sure on the London Bus having the top deck blown apart, nor were the references to the recession welcomed. I watch Doctor Who for escapism, I don't really want to be reminded of how crap things are at the moment. Also when did Doctor Who become 'The Bill'? How many ex EastEnders actors did the episode need.

There were moments that I really enjoyed, Lee Evans was perfect as a mad professor, yet what let the episode down for me was Russell T Davies writing has become like spot the parody - Lara Croft, Mission Impossible, Pitch Black, Thomas Crown Affair, the Fly! I was just left looking forward to Steven Moffat taking over, the series really needs some unexpected twists, scares and excitement injected back into it.

The preview for the next episode looks just bizarre, killer water? Seriously Mr Davies? Killer water? Or is it Waterman - water boarding all who stand in his way.

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