Dr Who season finale…thoughts…
K and I have just sat thought the final episode of the this series of Dr Who…and K is incandescent. Yep she’s pissed with Russell T and I’ve got to agree. The Master unbeknown to me is K’s favorite character from Dr Who and she felt that he was treated as nothing more than a comedy villain, not to mention killing him off…sort of. OK, the ring being picked up was intriguing but in a oh-so Ming the Merciless sort of way.
So The Master as comedy bad guy was the main problem but it didn’t end there. The Captain Scarlet Cloud Base nonsense jarred against the backdrop of the rest of the preset day, yes I understand The Master is a clever so and so and could easily create such technology but it seemed so out of place. The rewind the clock time travel bit at the end was beneath them too and so script cliche 101 that I can’t believe no one noticed; it’s like going into a shop guitar shop and playing Smoke on the Water.
But don’t misunderstand there were some really great bits which included…
The Doctor’s return.
Martha’s walk around the earth and the myth creation of a super weapon.
The scene where The Master refuses to regenerate and ‘dies’.
Martha leaving the Tardis.
The Face of Boe twist.
However they can’t make up for the fact that The Master wasn’t the subtle, sinister and malevolent presence he should have been. With the rest of the series being so good it’s a shame it ended without the superb flourish we all expected but all diamonds have their flaws I suppose. Next time Mr R T Davies needs to call K before sodding about like this again….what next? Dancing Cybermen? Ummmmm…