Doctor Who (2010 Series) – TV Review
At midnight on Friday, the ABC iView featured the first episode of the newest Doctor Who, in advance of when it will be shown on ABC1 at 7:30pm Sunday. Eager to see Matt Smith’s performance as the new Doctor, I was right there, keen as mustard, to see just what had become of The Doctor.
The new Doctor, portrayed by Matt Smith, is everything I had ever hoped for. Matt instills a little bit more insanity, a physical madness that he carries off in the same lovable manner that previous Doctor’s have done before him. I would equate this particular Doctor to a Mad Scientist – a genius that runs about shouting orders, leaving those in his wake bamboozled, yet more than willing to do their part. Matt’s acting throughout the episode was delightful and entertaining, and anyone who is concerned that he would not live up to the greatness delivered by David Tennant, needn’t. I’m confident that he will be as loved as all the great Doctor’s that have come before him.
As well as a brand new face, the Doctor has a brand new TARDIS! And doesn’t it look a treat. If it were possible, the inside is even larger, with shiny new controls alongside the standard crazy contraptions. The central mounted control spans an area of what seems to be half a football field, twinged in orange. It looks very funky, so I hope they showcase more of it in upcoming episodes. It would be great to explore the dark reaches of the TARDIS!
Of course, you can’t forget the new fiery red-head companion with the badass attitude to boot. Amy Pond is much younger than previous companions, though don’t underestimate her. She first comes across the Doctor as a child and seems to have become a local legend – telling everyone about her raggedy, fish-custard eating Doctor. She wasn’t afraid of him as a child when he dropped into her back garden. Nor when he comes back, years later and Adult Amy is in a police costume. She beats the Doctor around the head with a bat and cuffs him, until he convinces her of evil things lurking in her home. Before the episode is out though, she helps him save them planet for the umpteenth time. What else is new?
A new episode airs each Saturday on the BBC (4am Australian time), or you could just waltz on over to the ABC iView and watch it whenever you like. Just make sure you watch it!
Quinny has the Wales one already up, its the more awesome of the lot (I think)
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