Sunday, August 28, 2011

Doctor Who - Let's Kill Hitler - Review

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT


Doctor Who is back and they didn't keep any holds barred with this new episode, "Let's Kill Hitler." The episode introduces a new character, Mel, who grew up with Amy and Rory back in Leadworth. When Amy and Rory get ahold of the Doctor, Mel is just as eager to meet him and travel with him. But to their surprise she hijacks the Tardis and sends them on a mission to kill Hitler. And after a scuffle in Hitler's office with a strange robot, Mel reveals that there's a bit more to her than she led on.

This new episode of series six was just pure fun. It was the classic mix of story, science fiction, and camp that makes Doctor Who what it is. The writing was snappy, the acting very powerful, and the promise of more things to come left me and my friends drooling by the end of the episode. In short, it was far better than alot of other episodes I've seen this season.

One very cool new addition to the series was Matt Smith's wardrobe. He's added a heavy overcoat to his ensemble that gives him much more of a Doctor feel to him. Like David Tennant or Tom Baker before him, he just doesn't look right unless you've got him in a big old coat running around the universe.

I'm not going to give any spoilers away, which is funny because that's what the episode revolves around, so you'll have to see it yourself. All I can say is that there's a reason this show is growing in popularity and why I'm willing to sit down and watch the adventures of the mad Time Lord every week, month, or year, depending on when they decide to give us new stories. So cheers Who team on a job well done.

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