2014-10-25 21:50:07 UTC
Tiger, tiger burning bright
In the forest of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
Not Stephen Moffat and his attempt to turn Doctor Who into a children's
Even The Sarah Jane Adventures could do better than this.
Not only is Moffat asking the viewer to believe that overnight the whole of
London is turned into a forest of trees but it's the entire planet, oceans,
seas, deserts, yes, deserts and all which are totally over run with plant
life. And then everyone is going forget about the fact that it ever even
happened a day later, despite it being broadcast and recorded on every
single TV station, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and mobile phone in existence.
Was this episode supposed to be a joke or has Moffat gone stark raving
I will not have my intelligence completely insulted.
Not only was there no explanation as to how the trees and other plant life
could have grown so fast without exploding (remember Terror of the
Vervoids?), where they got the soil and nutrients from in the middle of a
concrete city let alone a desert, and how they became not only sentient but
clairvoyant as well but no plot justification was given for the return of
the girl's sister at the end of the story either.
Where's the science behind Oxygen stopping something from burning? It's
Carbon Dioxide which does that. Don't they teach chemistry any more for
The trees which were downed in Tunguska, Siberia in 1908 weren't hit by a
solar flare. They were flattened by a meteor which sucked out the air
surrounding them when it scraped the edge of the earth's atmosphere and
narrowly avoided hitting the planet.
If the sun was even remotely capable of sending out a mass ejection of that
magnitude directed at earth the EMP would have knocked out every satellite
and piece of electrical equipment and transmission grid on the planet and it
would have been detected by Earth based observatories long before the girl
drew a picture of it.
So it's assuming that a mass of hydrogen the size of the moon hits the earth
and reacts with the oxygen the trees have provided to from water, right? The
size of the explosion would have been greater than every nuclear bomb
exploding at the same time. It would have destroyed everything and everyone
on the surface of the planet as well as wiping out all the breathable air.
I'll give it one mark for locating the Natural History Museum correctly on
Cromwell Road, although the interior looked nothing like it, and another
mark for remembering the wolves at London Zoo and freeing the tiger from its
captivity. The last one I saw there was pacing back and forth in front of a
glass screen and didn't look very happy about it. It can also have a bonus
point for getting the direction to Trafalgar Square right.
What was that old addage again?
NEVER WORK WITH CHILDREN OR ANIMALS.
After this episode you can add plants to that as well.
The acting from the kids was pure pantomime. OMG, I've not used that word in
a review since RTD left.
Looks like most of next week's plot for the season finale has been pulled
completely out of thin air as well without any proper development or