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The End of Time [Dec. 27th, 2009|12:23 am]
dalekboy
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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.

2/10



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[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)
Hee!
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