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25 April 2010 @ 11:39 pm
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Came to it a bit late, given a busy weekend (visiting friends, writing freeform stuff, working for a charity casino as a Blackjack dealer) but I just wanted to say. Well done.

River Song did not annoy me, the weeping angels were still scary, and it was the first episode in which I felt as though Matt Smith was *really* the Doctor, and not just playing dress up. I hope the denouement will live up to it.

One small quibble and an observation. Wasn't Bob's personality and vocal cords being used as a communication device all a bit Silence in the Library? It's a bit early for the Grand Moff to be rehashing his own stuff, isn't it?

And, bloody hell, River has a lot of trust - given how long Amy has waited around (her whole life) for the Doctor to get to the church on time, as it were, I'm not sure I'd like to rely on him arriving in the one minute it takes to die in space. Mind you, life and death situations are the only place it would work with the Doctor, I suspect :)
 
 
 
Kerryblazekerryblaze on April 25th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
*nods* I thought it was more than a bit too Silence in the Library and I think it slightly took away from the angels creepiness.
Valderys: Ianto - tourist guidevalderys on April 28th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
It just worried me that he's rehashing his own ideas already - and he's only just in post!
smarter than a speeding bullettronella on April 26th, 2010 09:32 am (UTC)
That's what I thought! The Doctor is five years late all the time! o.o
Valderys: Captain Jack Harkness - dazzlesvalderys on April 28th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
She really has confidence in him, I suppose! I think it says more about her foolhardiness than the Doctors loyalty though :)
Malk: Rassillonmr_malk on April 26th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC)
You're not the first person who's said that the communication [plot] device was used in Silence in the Library. I don't actually remember it, and now have another reason to want to rewatch it! I wonder how carefully plotted the sequence of meetings between the Doctor and River are at this stage, because there are so many potential continuity cock-ups inherent in it, and it will get very grating if they just try to brush them all off with the words "Wibbly-wobbly, wimey-wimey!"

I could think of a lot of rationales to why River would be confident about the Doctor rescuing her, but fundamentally, none of them quite make up for the enormity of the gamble, and the cool assurance with which she makes it. And it was, fabulously cool.