April 2nd, 2005


Dr Who

Not so impressed with this episode, for a number of reasons:

- Not a lot actually happened.

- Rose was almost entirely passive.

- Silly "tractor beam station" set design to introduce jepardy.

- Overly-obvious villains.

- CGI software nicked from Minority Report.

But there were things I liked:

- Thinking back, the steward's dialogue was reminiscent of Whedon.

- Rose's dialogue was also good.

- "Fantastic"

- "Chips"

Also, in retrospect, they must have kept the costs down quite a lot on this episode, because it's got very little that doesn't happen in the same two sets. It's *very* claustrophobic, and I think it suffers because of that.