1 100% arc plot free, which may surprise some people, considering the title*(* although, with the proviso, we won’t actually know for sure if it’s arc plot free until the finalé, of course)2 A big tearjerker – biggest since Moffat took over, probably – but not cheesy, just genuinely emotional3 It’s also great science fiction (except for one teensy “fairy tale” element to the resolution); it takes a clever idea, explores it and examines its moral implications…4 …leading to hell of a moral dilemma5 All of which could mean that it’ll be a bit of a bum-shuffler for the kids at some points (there are some lengthy dialogue scenes)…6 …but the robots, a big chase scene about 10 minutes in and the action-packed final quarter should make up for that7 It opens very similarly to a certain Patrick Troughton story (anybody who’s seen the trailer can probably guess which)8 There are some very striking and diverse images – who’d ever have thought that the spirit if THX 1138 and Alice in Wonderland could mix in one show?9 Something new is cool now10 Karen Gillan’s best performance so far – she is utterly amazing11 Amy gets to perform a famous dance (briefly)12 The same, very long word is uttered nine times in the teaser13 There are some very handy robots. Except one14 Someone has a smiley face15 Rory gets to wear glasses again16 Rory suggests a novel solution to a Christmas problem17 There aren’t many guest stars18 The Doctor’s in it throughout, but takes a back seat to his co-stars (for a sneeze and you’ll miss it reason)19 The robots have some nifty CG enhancements and a bunch of catchphrases kids’ll love to imitate20 Rory frames someone
Monday, 5 September 2011
20 teasers for The Girl Who Waited
20 teasers from SFX.