Edited by FarscapeOne, 02 December 2018 - 11:20 AM.
DOCTOR WHO - S11, E9 - "IT TAKES YOU AWAY"...
Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:20 AM
Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:21 PM
Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:25 PM
On the human side, things were pretty melancholy at every turn. In the end, the father was saved and realized he was "not well," as the girl said, but along the way he was dragged through emotional addiction, while Graham was tormented by a simulacrum of his dead wife, and an entire sentient universe was once again condemned to an eternity of solitary confinement. That kind of bugs me. I hope they revisit this concept and find a better resolution for that character.
The anti-Zone was a bit weird, but it seemed like a classic funky concept, like something you'd see in a show from the 60s or 70s, like Lost In Space or something-- another bit of retro cool to add to the list for this season. I think I missed where they came from, but the Hungry Monster and the Meat-Eating Moths were pretty hide-behind-the-couch creepy, if a bit incongruous.
As usual, the characters were mostly strong. The Doctor sacrificed herself to save everyone else (luckily it didn't take, and I wonder what the Companions would have done if she hadn't come back), Ryan got clobbered by a blind girl, but went to her rescue anyway, and finally called Graham "Granddad" (can a fist bump be far behind?), and Graham talked about traveling through time and space but still being lost without Grace. Only Yaz, as usual, seemed the odd man out-- although I got a kick out of her suggesting that the Doctor "reverse the polarity" and having it work. But hopefully she'll have a bit more to do in the season finale.
And, of course, the sentient universe manifesting as a frog was priceless.
Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:53 AM
Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:20 PM
It's horrible that Hanne (the blind girl) is stuck with her father, who gaslighted her by terrorizing her into staying inside with the fake threat of monsters. That's psychological torture, and it's deeply creepy that this passive, nonconfrontational, noninterventionist, and utterly ineffectual version of the Doctor did nothing at all to challenge it.
Yikes. I should've carried through with my vow to ignore S11, because I knew Chibnall would be an awful showrunner. Instead, my loyalty to DW kept me going. Well, at least I managed to quit collecting DW Magazine again. I deeply regret that S12 will be Chibnall and Whittaker, because I don't see any way it won't be the pile of garbage that S11 has been.
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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:44 PM
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