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2.05 Rise of the Cybermen

When I saw Roger Lloyd-Pack coming down the stairs into the bar last month, I had no idea I'd be seeing him in Doctor Who just a few weeks later...and that can only be a good thing. I much prefer to think of him as poor harmless Trigs, rather than mad invalid scientist.

Hmmm, Cybermen. Shiny new scary Cybermen. Although, scary? I was much more afraid of them in the old days, when they were so obviously extras in silver lycras. Still, they look really spiffy in their 21st century Robocop 'exoskeletons'. Bit hard to understand what they're saying, though. Need a bit of work on the old voice box.

Would real streetwise homeless people really fall for the 'there's food and drink in the back of this huge lorry'-ploy? Loved the shot of the saw and pincers, and the sounds of The Lion Sleeps Tonight drowning out the screams of the victims.

Best bit: Mickey in his underpants. Boy, that boy is fit!

Speaking of Mickey -- he was the best thing in this episode. Liked that he got a bit of a backstory, liked that he went off on his own and had an adventure, and liked that he had Mona Hammond for a grandmother...but that street she lived on? Didn't look like any street in London I've ever seen.

The TARDIS, dead? Nah, that can't be. Never! Oh good, one tiny spark remains, and all The Doctor has to do is blow on it. He just gave away 10 years of his life, but what's 10 years to him? He's already close to his 1,000th birthday.

He didn't exactly do much this time, did he, that Doctor?



May. 13th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything you said.
Micky so cute in his pants,fantastic performance,he really carried the episode.

I thought the Cybermen`s voices where a bit quite,I think they where going for the old skool sound,but it just sounded off.
He didn't exactly do much this time, did he, that Doctor?

Yeah,not much there.He lacked a lot of emotion in this.
May. 13th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
He lacked a lot of emotion in this

DT, bless him, he did try: when he was discussing the demise of the Time Lords with Mickey. Still, he's no CE, and he doesn't do sad quite as well... Also, they left? What kind of a euphemism is that?

I tell you one thing that really gets my goat with his Doctor: hi constant mistreatment of the TARDIS. In Tooth and Claw, he was gleefully banging on the console with a hammer, and in tonight's episode, he was kicking her! The more I see him do that, the less I like him.
May. 13th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
He`s too rigid,about all the time war stuff.
I would like to se him really loose it at some point,like he has been building up all these repressed emotions,explain the lack of expression.

He does get a bit out of hand with the TARDIS,not as caring as he was.