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Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

Sunday, November 15th, 2009
Spoiler Warning - Post may contain spoilers

Before I get to any more lucid thoughts – was it just me or did the two water zombies marching around look a lot like Ray Liotta and Mark Kermode?

So the long awaited second Doctor Who special The Waters of Mars was on tonight.   It was good fun.  From the trailer I’d expected a lot more of the creaping horror in space and not so much of the Doctor running through corridors.  Which brings me to a little gripe: if lifting a bicycle from Earth would have used so much fuel how much did lifting those long corridors use?  It’s the daft things like that that pull me out of the show.

Good points the acting was good, the effects didn’t let it down.  Excellent points: the early parts with the scary, martian, water zombies.  Best bit: the Doctor walking away – Tennant’s wordless performance reminded me of Bob Hoskins at the end of The Long Good Friday.  Part of me wishes he’d just kept walking because that would have been more powerful and dramatic.

Anyway I’m looking forward to the next special. Especially given who it looks like is coming to Christmas dinner…

Update: Dark Dwarf and Kim Knox have now posted their thoughts too.

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2 Responses to Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

impworks Monday, November 16th, 2009

Not sure what the Liverpool Engineering comment was about either. Option 1: it was a throwaway comment although I'd have thought somewhere they built subs would have been more appropriate or it was setting something up for the future.

darkdwarf Sunday, November 15th, 2009

This special was right on form again for this, although we're not quite sure what the positive comment about Liverpool Engineering was about?

A family cheer went up when we saw the preview clips of the next special.

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