2014-10-04 21:58:46 UTC
I will start my review by giving this week's episode 10/10 as usual.
New companion... don't like her.
The most idiotic and cringe worthy Doctor Who story since "Love and
Monsters", excluding "Fear Her", and even more ridiculous than "42".
So we are supposed to believe that a bunch of incompetents are sent to the
moon by a private company, using a second hand space shuttle carrying 100
nuclear bombs to kill what's up there?
Where the hell did they get the nuclear bombs from? Does every private
company make their own nukes in 2049 in the same way Ace made explosives?
The moon is a 100 million year old egg, the egg that wiped out the
Obviously they were trying to keep continuity with the moon only being 100
million years old from the time it came into earth's orbit and wiped out the
Silurians, despite modern science telling us it's made up out of exactly the
same rock as the earth and came into existence no more than about 100
million after the solar system was formed. So why dig an even bigger hole
when you're in one already?
+1 point for continuity -1 point for stupidity
Even if it were an egg, 100, not even 1000 nukes wouldn't have made any
difference to it if they were all set of on the surface, because the moon
doesn't have an atmosphere (the absence of which was pointed out in the
actual episode itself, of which I have something more to say about later) as
any of their explosives experts (Danny Hargreves is it?) would have been
able to tell them. Even if they'd been buried deep under ground they
couldn't have done more than vaporise a few miles of rock.
And like even if these nukes were more powerful than any nukes available
today and positioned correctly so as to blow up the moon, I mean the egg
shell mistaken for the moon why would it have been any better than just
letting the mummy spider that was incubating inside it just hatch? Both
event's would have sent rocks hurtling towards the earth larger than the one
that wiped out the dinosaurs, I mean Silurians.
Where did all the extra mass on the moon come from? I mean physical matter,
not the result of some pseudo gravity device. It was never explained.
How could the mummy spider be pregnant with something the same diameter and
presumably mass as the moon if she'd only a minute earlier just hatch out of
a shell the diameter as the moon?
Why was Clara so upset? The entire closing rant at the Doctor was completely
unbelievable and I had no sympathy for her.
The Doctor left her alone to make her own decision and she did the same
thing I would have done, aborted the countdown irrespective of what all the
morons that were populating Earth had decided.
Are there no competent scientists left on the planet in 2049 to give advice
on what to do, that Clara has to call a referendum of all the stupids?
Why did Clara even need to make a public broadcast, and only half the
world's population, the moronic half obviously, would have been able to
signal anyway, when it was obvious their actions would have been futile
Worse than that, when the moon hatched it was sheen from Earth in daylight,
therefore Clara could have not have possibly seen the Earth from the moon in
darkness a few minutes earlier with only artificial lights illuminating it.
How could the creature that hatched out of the egg fly in space where there
is no atmosphere to fly in?
Why didn't the container of anti-germ spray explode when it was taken out of
the dwelling module since there was air inside the bottle but the outside
was a vacuum? Assuming it was strong enough not to explode then despite what
we saw and the 'explanation in the dialogue, it should have actually worked
since there was air inside the bottle from when it was last used and more
than enough pressure for it to force the liquid out given the vacuum it was
forced out into, though it would have come out all at once and had a large
+1 point for referring to the existence of a vacuum -1 point for ignoring
the air pressure in the bottle
What were all the baby spiders doing there when their mother hadn't hatched
yet? What did they hatch from and what was their purpose?
At least there wasn't any of that Promised Land rubbish in it.
And we got to see Tom Baker's yoyo.
Which gives a grand total of
Worst Moffat era episode ever.
Hopefully next week's episode will be better. It won't take much.