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Doctor Who XXXIV(8).7: Kill the Moon

October 4th, 2014 (09:15 pm)

Some very brief thoughts here. I did find it more compelling than last week, but I wonder whether it's the right direction to take.

Also posted at http://sir-guinglain.dreamwidth.org/715301.html.


Posted by: Matthew (emperor)
Posted at: October 6th, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)

I thought it was good drama, but didn't much like it; leaving aside any abortion metaphors.

There was science so bad it broke my suspension of disbelief (the moon-base is vacuum so they have to wear helmets, but the minute the power's on there's suddenly air? Why did no-one comment on cobwebs in a vacuum being odd?). And the Doctor's decision to just leave felt very out of character to me.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 6th, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)

Thing is, a lot of us don't know that's scientifically unsound; though it would be good to get it right.

As for the Doctor's character, it's being stretched this year - he doesn't know who he is or why he has been the person he has been any more, and is learning, slowly and painfully.

Posted by: Matthew (emperor)
Posted at: October 6th, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC)

You see the converse effect later when there's a breach, and air starts rushing out. Given "puncture hole in space-ship, everything goes haywire" is a common trope, I'm surprised the reverse isn't also well-known.