This week's minimalist Doctor Who recap

This one was perfectly decent, too.

Highly suspicious Doctor

Good casting including non-annoying kids, at least two dumb solutions to problems being shot down as such, and a much-needed villain upgrade for the Number Two Doctor Who Major Baddies. I think Matt Smith dropped the ball a bit in his Gollum-and-Smeagol number, but that was good enough too.

OK, perhaps they could have done a little more to blunt the distracting similarities between the New And Improved Cybermen and a certain other iconic sci-fi cybernetic-baddie-race, beyond "but our ones have blue lights on their heads!"

But I think that's entirely compensated-for by Cybermen that are, one, not avoidable by anybody capable of jogging, and, two, now able to "upgrade" any other sentient life.

Given the Cybermen's numerous previous extremely bad strategic decisions, they will of course now be making a beeline for the nearest repository of Kaled genetic material.

Or just somehow upgrade an actual Dalek. The result would surely be-

Cyberdalek v1.0

OK, the first attempt might not be terribly impressive. But I'm sure they'd get it right after a few iterations.

One Response to “This week's minimalist Doctor Who recap”

  1. RobL Says:

    This series is definitely missing something for me. I'm going to blame the new 6:15 airing time on BBC. The impossible girl should have been a great arc to tell but its been pretty disappointing so far. I'm hoping for a spectacular ending.

    No PPCs on the Cyberlek = failbuild :-)

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