mirrorshard: (The Angels Have The Phone Box)
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Wow. Subtle political allegory, or what? ... definitely "what", I think.

We got to see Gallifrey properly, and a black Time Lord at that. We got to see the Master prancing around like some demented cross between Tony Blair and Rowan Atkinson. We got to see the Doctor and Captain Jack with their trenchcoats, and I bet Martha was thinking, Got to get me one of those.

Torchwood don't come dashing to the rescue, and thank goodness for that. Can you imagine what a mess they'd make of it? That's looking more reasonable, though, with what the Captain said. This lot couldn't be less like the old crew if they tried.

The Master ran and hid when the Dalek Emperor took control of the Cruciform, hm? I suppose that's like him. The way he was distracted from the Doctor's galactic news update by the thought of what it must feel like to destroy two mighty empires... that was just like him.

And the Doctor? One of those flat, uncompromising, slightly manic statements. "I'm going to save him." Time's Champion, Ka Faraq Gatri... the Doctor. It's what he does, these days. Not going to lose anyone else. But he's alien enough that we can never be sure if it's personal, or a point of principle. And as we've seen several times in this season already, he can be a complete bastard sometimes.

UNIT have aircraft carriers now... FLYING ones. Not sure what the point of them is, though. And it was a superb missed opportunity to bring back some old friends.

The Toklafane were a bit left-field, but - an ancient Gallifreyan fairy-tale, six billion of them, doing a strafing run over London? Better than Daleks yet again. And at the end... Martha is going to pull off what Mickey did at the end of the last season. The echoes are getting very deliberate.

There's something really special about the rain, in both this show and Torchwood. Everything changes. And excuse me, it's raining here... I'm going to go outside.
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