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The End of Time [Dec. 27th, 2009|12:23 am]
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Given that once it was downloaded I wasn't desperate to watch it immediately, you should have some idea of just how low I had set the bar. So I had seriously low expectations...

And I was still disappointed.

It really is a mess. It has moments and elements that I liked, but they are all too brief and mostly come at the end. I really hoped RTD would return to form and give us something approaching the levels of Rose, The End of the World, Parting of the Ways or Doomsday. Either a simple, well realised story, or a proper, amazing finale.

Not even close. If I had seen any of those episodes and then you'd shown me this one, and I didn't know it was written by the same man, I would never have believed it.

He's got a hell of a lot of ground to make up with part 2. I don't think he's going to, but I'd genuinely like to be posting this time next week saying that it was not only a fabulous send off to the Tenth Doctor, but an amazing and brilliant send off to Russell and his team.


Any comments to this post are likely to contain massive spoilers, so please be warned.

[User Picture]From: capnoblivious
2009-12-26 04:45 pm (UTC)
I was put in mind of your comment about the difference between effects serving a story and the effects just being there. Which is to say, I'm not sure why the Master needed to be a leaping, zapping, scoffing, babbling superhero goon rather than, you know, a science-fiction mastermind-type villain.
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[User Picture]From: purrdence
2009-12-28 11:48 am (UTC)
When the Master zapped The Doctor in the chest, I actually yelled 'FINISH HIM!' at the screen...
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[User Picture]From: capnoblivious
2009-12-29 07:16 am (UTC)
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