Council of Elders
I totally forgot there were new episodes to watch!
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I wonder what the Weeping Angels' objective is.The biggest problem I have overall is doubling down on these "Missing incarnations" aspect of the Doctor and making it so Hartnell wasn't the first incarnation to steal the TARDIS.
That said, as with John Hurt's War Doctor before her, Jo Martin manages to so perfectly nail the vibe of the Doctor I'm willing to accept a "Fugitive Doctor" incarnation. I wonder if they realize stepping into the middle of such a hierarchy and throwing it out of whack they have to bring their A game. Of course, Jo also has the advantage of being the Hartnell/Pertwee/Colin/Eccelston to Jodie's Troughton/Tom/McCoy in terms of overall "energy".
So, Weeping Angels can in fact control TARDISes. While I know it's just a set up for the next adventure, the implications to this revelation are kind of important. Since not a lot of things in the universe should know how to pilot a TARDIS.
I really didn't like this episode, due to the convoluted plot, poor writing and amateur CGI. I had no idea what was going on in the first half of this ep and even after a break and after watching the second half of it the next day, I really didn't like it. The inclusion of the Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels just felt like padding/fluff and at one point, I thought the Daleks were on Earth, rather than on another planet. The large amounts of exposition by the Doctor seemed excessive, even by Who standards and it all seemed like 10lbs of sh*t stuffed into a 5lb bag...Solid episode. Without spoiling anything, the Doctor relives an event from her life. Her new companions are divided into their own pasts (or potential futures) as the Doctor sorts things out. The Weeping Angels show up (and we kind of knew they'd be a thing, based on the season premier), leading to a pretty shocking cliffhanger.
This one was a bit harder to follow. The first two episodes of the season were straightforward adventures, while this one requires the viewer to be super engaged. If I was a casual viewer of the show, I'd probably be a bit put off. As I'm a fan, I'm in.
And I salute you for not giving away anything that would make River Soong irritated too!So, I think this week's episode is probably my favorite so far, or at least it's up there with War of the Sontarans. I thought it was really goddamn intense and I loved how they actually managed to make the Weeping Angels scary again. Also gotta give some props to the BBC for not spoiling the cliffhanger in any trailers because it metaphorically made me go 'holy shit' when it happened.
I've seen some theories that the Doctor's transformation into a Weeping Angel was just done as a way to transport her to the Division. Personally, I hope that isn't the case because that would sort of deflate the 'holy shit' that came out of the cliffhanger. Obviously the Doctor is going to get turned back to normal, but I think that having how that's going to happen being an actual part of the plot would be much more interesting than just going 'Ok we brought the Doctor to the Division, change her back to normal now'.
And hey, based on the fact that the only shot of the Doctor during the trailer for the next episode is her as a Weeping Angel, maybe she does stay one during the entirety (or most) of episode 5 and it's a Doctor-lite episode?
(Source: - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-59421259 )"A Tory MP has linked young men turning to crime to women playing traditionally male roles in TV and film. Nick Fletcher said "female replacements" in shows like Doctor Who were robbing boys of good role models. The only characters they had to look up to were gangsters the Krays and Tommy Shelby from Peaky Blinders, he said. "Is there any wonder we are seeing so many young men committing crime?," he asked MPs taking part in a debate on International Men's Day..."