2012-09-16 16:42:46 UTC
Mercy me, but Moffatt is making the Doctor into an unrecognizable character. Last week (Dinosaurs on a Spaceship) the Doctor enables the killing of Solomon by placing a tracking device in his ship and then jettisoning the ship into the pathway of missiles. This week he is giggling while picking up guns and threatening to shoot people.
What next? The Doctor, ala Rambo, with a gatling gun device mowing down aliens?
How far removed is this Doctor from Hartnell's Doctor in "The Gunfighters" where he says, "everyone keeps handing me guns and I do wish they would stop."
Lots of plot holes in this one. The cyborg soldier cannot enter the town because there is a pile of rocks, boards, and logs around the perimeter? He's just going to hang around until Jex happens to show himself out in the open? I understand he's not supposed to hurt innocent people unless absolutely necessary, but what prevents him from taking a look around the town? The townspeople are deathly afraid of him--why?
After the townspeople determine the Doctor is an 'alien Doctor' they cart him off and throw him outside the perimeter even though they know he's not the target of the Cyborg. Huh?
What was the deal with the middle eastern music during the bar scene?
The whole bit with the Doctor talking to the horse was silly. Rory didn't do a darn thing in this episode and Amy scarcely had a role. The high noon scene was a cliche.
I did like the setting for this episode. I liked the Marshall character. The moral introspection by Jex over the burden of what he had done was well done. His suicide to prevent the townspeople from being harmed by the Cyborg was somewhat empty as he knew the town was in no danger. He could have achieved the same results by walking outside the 'fence' of piled up logs and let the Cyborg complete his mission.
This Doctor is getting to be a very dark character. What will Moffatt do next? Have the Doctor turn the Weeping Angels into cannibals?