Thought we'd cracked it for a bit there. The Time Of Angels had a lot going for it; tense, taut, edgy, well-paced. Full of lots of the stuff that Doctor Who has always been good at. Still faults, but for a change in this series, for me at least, actually outweighed by the positives.
Flesh and Stone seems to have gone down very well!
Mark Carroll: At last! A story that met my expectations. Creepy, funny, tense all the things a really good Steven Moffatt story should be. Here's hoping the standard remains as high for the rest of the series.
For the second week running it falls upon the shoulders of Gary Merchant to sign off for the blog on Victory of the Daleks. But just before that, am I allowed to say that I was disappointed by the episode? No?
It's always good to receive your feedback & I've been delighted at how well many of the features that appear in CT are going down so well. We're aiming to build on this over the coming months, and hope you continue to enjoy them!
Mark Carroll: Hmm. A lively episode but the space going Spitfires were ridiculous to the extent of going beyond the suspension of disbelief required when watching Sci Fi. The Dalek redesign doesn't work for me and looks very much like a cynical merchandising exercise! New shape and loads of new colours - Character must be rubbing their hands with glee!
Just one more piece of feedback on episode, courtesy of CT regular Gary Merchant.
"The Beast Below showed us early on how the dynamic between the Doctor and Amy is developing, and how Matt Smith's Doctor is shaping up. Gone is the post-impressionism of Tennant, and the figure now presented seems more contained in his emotions, but still has the cheeriness of his predecessor.
After being deluged with feedback on The Eleventh Hour (sorry to those whose contributions I haven't managed to post), the response to episode 2 of Series 5 has been much more low key. However, here are a couple of very differing opinions!