2010-06-19 19:59:07 UTC
Great opening and great acting by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Alex
I always had the feeling that the Pandorica might be a trap for Doctor.
Seems like we're going to get a massive reset in part 2 and hopefully the
plastic Daleks will disappear for good as part of it. It also looks like the
Doctor isn't the person that River Song killed since she started the episode
already in prison and she ended it saying goodbye my love, unless she's
referring to the TARDIS.
Good atmospheric build up all the way through to the ending and the stuff
going on with Amy and "Rory" and the revealing what he really is, so why did
they need to have every other alien race in there as well? It would have
worked perfectly well as an Auton story with the "surprise" of them being
allied with the Cybermen, sparing us the 3 plastic Daleks who distinctly
look out of place and out of fashion. They're much too large, friendly
looking and wobbly and you feel cheated by only seeing a few seconds of the
other races which should have been introduced slowly one by one during the
progression of part 2 instead.
If the alliance was formed to stop the Doctor from piloting the TARDIS and
causing it to blow up, why didn't they just take the TARDIS and put it in
the Pandorica. That is what I was hoping would turn up inside, suspended in
the process of exploding, with the alliance trying to use that to their
advantage, instead of the big anticlimax with having the whole universe blow
up and reset button being pressed in part 2.