Desert Of Zin

The occasional blog of Alistair Bain – Writer, Husband, Father and Chief Techno-Arcanologist at the Institute of Giant Robots, Spaceships and Wizards. None of these positions pay well.

Doctor Who: Time Heist

I didn’t post about this last night because, you know, it’s not like the land will fall into the sea. Or if it will and I’m too late to avert it, then I’m sorry. I know, I know, it was a surprise to me too…

Last night we had the 5th adventure (5th? It can’t be. Not already. Hold on… Deep Breath, Into The Dalek, Robot of Sherwood, Listen… Time Heist. Wow, I can’t believe we’re that fast through the eighth series already.) and it was another good one.

I like the faster adventures that don’t just devolve to 30 mins of running around ending with the sudden, but not unexpected, use of the magic stick sonic screwdriver. Also, we’ve had an increase this season in the character development of Clara, which can only be a good thing. She was the Impossibly One-Dimensional Impossible Girl and now she seems like an actual Companion. We see the Doctor through her eyes, which is an important job of the Companion, possibly after looking pretty and screaming on cue.

Peter Capaldi continues to impress. I always thought highly of him before and I’m content that the Twelfth Doctor is in safe hands.

Oh, and no spoilers. Just in case you haven’t caught up with it yet.

September 21, 2014 at 11:21 am | Watching | Tags: , , , , , , , | No comment