And that’s a wrap for series 7. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss whether the season closer was everything we hoped it could be or left us feeling slightly uncomfortable. Were the fans properly serviced? Was the last climax really a climax? Was the “reward” video of Matt Smith and David Tennant really much of a reward? We cover all this and more.
tl;dr WARNING: Yes, this piece is long. No, I don’t care. It’s the finale, after all! I am full of squee, and I’m closing out this series with a bang!
GALLIFREY!!!!! This is what I yelled (in my head, because I wasn’t watching it alone) right out of the gate. Way to scoop me up and get me stoked! I’m so glad I didn’t give in to my temptation to turn it off right there as I mentioned on the podcast. But I’ve already squeed about seeing the past Doctors with my beloved Clara, so I shouldn’t take up any more space here with that.
As I said on the podcast, I felt (and still feel) quite ambivalent about this story. It certainly winds up in the positive column, if for no other reason than I feel a happy glow when I think about watching it. Note that this glow is less glowy than the one that suffuses my soul when I think of something like “Hide.” Still though, glow.
Neil Gaiman has returned to Doctor Who! Was it a triumph, a colossal failure, or something in between? Join Deb, Erika, Kat, and Tansy as we discuss Mr. Gaiman’s sophomore Who effort. Were the Cyberman scarier or overpowered? Was the addition of children a bad idea or a wasted opportunity? Are cybermites cute? Or really cute? We tackle these questions and more.
When I sat down to watch Doctor Who last week, I really wanted to like it. I always want to. I’m most certainly not a “fan” who delights in picking apart every episode and finding things to complain about. I’d rather make a list of the bits I love. When I sat down to write this “Last Word” post, I wanted to focus on those happy bits. But as I looked over my notes and mulled over what I felt, I realized that would be disingenuous. Much as I hate to admit it, I sometimes just don’t like an episode of Doctor Who very much. Click here to read why.
Saturday brought us Mark Gatiss’ sophomore series 7b story. Savvy? Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we cover “The Crimson Horror.” One of us really didn’t like it, and it may not be who you expect. See who thinks what about the Victorian trio. Find out who doesn’t know who The Wiggles are. Marvel that Erika bought a Doctor Who audio. And if you’re like Lynne when she’s not on the episode, yell at the recording for being so wrong!
I realize I’m getting this post in just under the wire. (New episode tomorrow covering ”The Crimson Horror”!) I simply haven’t felt much like writing this week. I still kinda don’t, so this time, you’re getting a straightforward list of things I noticed about this story. I think Verity! Episode 12 does a fine job of analysis and critique, and I don’t think I have much to add in that department, so on with the randomness! Click here for the randomness!