Watched the first episode of the Capaldi era and have a few thoughts.
What I Liked
Capaldi after he got over his regeneration sickness was THE DOCTOR. Brilliant manic, wild and with a dangerous undertone.
New TARDIS interior, like how the central column doesn’t seem to move up and down but the TARDIS spins around it (least thats the effect I got from the window lights spinning round.
The Doctor the killer, hints this will be a darker Dr and I like that.
What I didn’t Like
The theme tune, seriously, what the fuck?
The T-Rex, how big to the writers think a T-Rex is? No-way would a police box get stuck in its throat, it probably wouldn’t be able to even get its mouth around it. It was like the Rex’s you used to see in the old old dinosaur films when people didn’t really know how big they were.
Madam Vestra standing in a group of Londoners looking up at the Rex and no-one seems bothered by A) the T-Rex and B) there was a Silurian in their midst.
The “battle” with the metalmen. Strax had a fricking laser and the metalmen were all slow moving and he only hit a couple. Come on!
“Missy” I first thought perhaps it might be a somehow regenerated River Song, but after a comment on Twitter I’m thinking maybe its the Master (Missy…Misstress?)
The Promised Land, is it Utopia (another link to Missy maybe being the Master)
If the Promised Land is Utopia does that them (possibly) make the metalmen Toclafane (a further link to Missy being the Master)
All in all the middle part was fun, the beginning and end not so. The Matt Smith cameo wasn’t needed.
Next week Daleks, not looking forward to them because being honest I find them boring and about time they were well and truely rested.