Yup, it certainly is and my dinkle had been nurping ever since! Oops, I mean 'burping'.
So what to make of it, a new season and a new companion. The episode was called SMITH AND JONESand introduced MARTHA JONES as well as the exciting new 'baddies' the JUDOON. To start off with, FREEMA AGYEMAN was terrific and she works very well with Tennant - I look forward greatly to their relationship. The CG work was pretty bloody good with some great shots of the Moon and the prosthetic work was also top notch - love the Rhino Boys. I also liked the way the Judoon marked people with a marker pen - very hit-tech! There were some very funny moments in the script (using time travel for "Cheap tricks") and the cast were damn fine, notably ROY MARSDENand ANNE REID(who, I'm sure you remember, starred in 1989's THE CURSE OF FENRIC). The direction, by new-Who-comerCharles Palmer, was spellbinding and very different with some excellent shots and scenes - well done, stout work. Musically, Martha has a great theme and, again, I look forward to hearing more of it over the next 12 weeks. Ratings were very good with almost 9 million tuning in which is an ace start, though next week could prove trickier as ITV start their GREASE wannabe show.
He's got the horn, hem hem.
Negatives? There were some, niggly ones. Using an MRI machine to destroy half the Earth? (on an NHS budget?) Oh, and the person doing this will be fine 'cos they are behind a screen? Lazy writing and unnecessary as the drama was already present through everybody suffocating. Martha explaining her cousin worked at Canary Wharf, I mean come on! Why not just say it was her sister? Or better still, don't mention it. Nobody bloody notices! And finally, the Doctor had a brother!!!
Earlier in the week there was a two minute preview of Season 3, which you can see HERE, and it includes some material that, not only, made my dinkle burp but it also made it book a holiday. Flying Daleks, Scarecrows, weird stuff, the Doc getting married, Captain Jack! Oh yeah, and John Simm...... Which brings me to a new feature SAXON WATCH. This week's episode had two references (one too many) to "Mr. Saxon". Let's see how this develops/irritates over the next few weeks.
Ok, Saxon we get it! Enough already!
Still with Who, kind of, DAVID TENNANT appeared on DEAD RINGERS and was flippin' funny. Check it out, it is well worth it - he does a mean Tony Blair - "Last Of The Time Lords" hand gesture - genius!.
So, to the weekly CUM DRENCHED WHORE OF THE WEEK AWARD. I caught this little gem on C4, THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS PRESENT: THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT DOLL and really, it was all too much. You can take your pick from any of those fame/cock hungry little slags. Not only did they look like skanks, they were skanks! Fascinating stuff.
Insert dinkle anywhere, they don't care. Probably wouldn't even touch the sides.
How many PUSSYCAT DOLLS does it take to put in a lightbulb? 7 - 1 to screw it in and the other 6 to spread venerial disease to the planet.