purplecat: The Tardis against the spiralling clock face effect of the Capaldi opening credits. (Doctor Who)
I'm hoping [livejournal.com profile] reggietate was pleased. She has been bemoaning for a while the total absence of NuWho stories set entirely within alien cultures. I liked it. Though, as with much of NuWho, I felt slightly short-changed, as if the story was over before it had really begun.

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Other than that I liked it. I liked the aliens and their culture. I liked the singing, though I think I'd have liked it better if more effort had gone into making it sound actually alien. I'll be very interested to see if the wider reception of the story can convince the production team to attempt this kind of thing more often.
purplecat: The Tardis against the spiralling clock face effect of the Capaldi opening credits. (Doctor Who)
In an abstract way I can appreciate what Moffat was attempting to do here but I didn't really care. I don't even feel strongly enough about The Wedding of River Song to dislike it which probably makes the episode a failure.

Spoilers under the cut )

In fact I think the episode's basic problem is that I didn't actually much care about the season arc. I never doubted that the Doctor would survive, so the question "How will the Doctor get out of this?" was sufficiently pointless that I was never interested enough in it to even try to follow the clues, let alone be either pleased or disappointed by the reveal.

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purplecat: The Tardis against the spiralling clock face effect of the Capaldi opening credits. (Doctor Who)
In an abstract way I can appreciate what Moffat was attempting to do here but I didn't really care. I don't even feel strongly enough about The Wedding of River Song to dislike it which probably makes the episode a failure.

Spoilers under the cut )

In fact I think the episode's basic problem is that I didn't actually much care about the season arc. I never doubted that the Doctor would survive, so the question "How will the Doctor get out of this?" was sufficiently pointless that I was never interested enough in it to even try to follow the clues, let alone be either pleased or disappointed by the reveal.

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