“Old fashioned heroes only exist in old fashioned story books, Clara.”
“The Ice Warrior Hives!”
“A miniscope! yes, could be a miniscope, why not.”
“I am totally against bantering!”
“Shut it, Hoodie. I saved your life.”
“It’s not a competition about who can die slower!”
“Great men always precede.”
“I take Year Seven for after school Taekwondo.”
“When did you start believing in impossible heroes?”
“I am The Doctor. My skills as a bowman speak for themselves. I claim my reward.”
"Presumably not. It’s the tensions within those characters that make the show. Now that Mary is very much part of the setup, that can’t be a happy, or rather a straightforward, thing. Without the tension between John and Sherlock there is no show. So no, it won’t be un-rocky"
- Martin Freeman, The Sunday Times
Episode two is, in many ways, very different from episode one – it’s a futuristic, space-set adventure featuring the return of the Doctor’s greatest enemies. It feels like what it (presumably) is: a Phil Ford story with a healthy sprinkling of Steven Moffat.
You’ll be reminded of “Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS” and “Dalek”. And “Let’s Kill Hitler”.
There’s one scene which is right out of the original Star Wars. Right out of it.
The word “Silence” is used.
One of the soldiers has a great name.
It starts with a spectacular space battle that showcases just how tremendous the show’s special effects routinely now are.
A Dalek says the word “Doctor”, though not for the reason you’d expect.
There’s a reference to a very, very old story in the show’s history.
A good man goes to war. But then again, is he a good man?
The line “Resistance is futile” are heard. Yes, really!
There’s one particularly spectacular explosion.
Great line: “You’d starve to death trying to find the light switch.”
Ow, that’s a heck of a slap!
Clara is a fast mover. In every sense.
What goes down must come up.
There’s a sort of reference to a 1966 movie – not surprising, when you realise what the plot’s about.
Some of the things the Doctor says and does will make you gasp.
It’s a dark, claustrophobic, hard-edged story that’s a long way from the lightness and brightness of much of the Matt Smith era. If you liked “Deep Breath” you’ll probably like this one – if you didn’t care for “Deep Breath” you may not take this one to your heart either.
. You will have seen the “Am I good man?” trailer by now, and this is the episode where that little chat with Clara takes place. I will say, everyone’s favourite Gallifreyan does some questionable things and spits more than a few nasty lines during the course of the forty-five minutes or so.
The Twelfth Doctor continues with his rather opaque and spikey personality first witnessed last week in Deep Breath. Capaldi seems like he’s been The Doctor for years now, so comfortable is his performance.
Elsewhere in the cast, we’re introduced to Danny Pink; a teacher at Coal Hill School alongside Clara. The two hit it off immediately and it looks like we’ll be seeing much more of the handsome new man in her life over the series. Samuel Anderson does a sterling job, fitting in straight away with his ill-at-ease manner and fascinating past…
- Blogtor Who