|Should've been called PLANET OF THE HUUUUGE BRAIN!
|Was anyone else reminded of FUTURAMA?
But they called it PLANET OF THE OOD
instead. To be fair, the makers of this cracking
episode of DOCTOR WHO
did manage to display a plethora of brains of all sizes. Check out 'normal' OOD
Was anyone else reminded of TEMPLE OF DOOM?
Not big enough for you? Ok the, more brain!
No, just me then.
Catering for brain lovers, nice. Especially
at tea~time. It's always great to see a new planet in WHO
and the OOD SPHERE
was realised very well with some stout CG
work that included a fab
claw~grabbing scene and the rocket, last seen (albeit in a slightly different form)
in 2006's THE SATAN PIT
. Although THUNDERBIRDS
I lurve spaceships! More brain Vicar?
And who was that playing the 'FOTO Activist'? The chap who we all thought was a bad guy too? Check the Friend Of The Ood below:
The HARRY HILL convention proved to be a failure. That'll teach you for being sh*te!
Sorry, couldn't resist that. DAVEY T
though I am getting a bit
fed up of him racing through explanations that are vital to the plot. Larfs
did ensue when he referenced his meeting with the Ood before and told DONNA
it was a long story. She asked to hear it, "The Devil" came his reply. CATHY T
was on top form again displaying a fine range. It was genuinely touching to hear her say "I want to go home"
when confronted by the atrocities of the universe. Lurved
her coat too!
Other references that geeked
me out included The Doctor's nod to the 'Sense Sphere'
seen in 1964's THE SENSORITES
. It featured Ood~like
aliens who also had telepathic abilities. Must be great having them as intergalactic neighbours. No need to ask if they can turn it down a bit
. The computer voice from SANCTUARY BASE 5 (as seen in the Ood's first two~parter)
made a welcome appearance alongside, bizarrely,
the voice of HOMER SIMPSON
More tea Vicar? GRAEME "The Guv'nor" HARPER
returns to directing duties with some aplomb
and recalls his previous work on REVELATION OF THE DALEKS
with some gore as well as 'lots of energy' (that's his mantra onset for those who don't know)
. Great Ood attack scenes alongside some beautifully peaceful Ood~Sphere
Wales does look nice...
The bees (and their disappearance) got another mention. I think we'll see more of this next week readers. Mark my words! The ending also offered the tantalising forecast from the Ood designated 'Sigma' that the Doctor's song would end soon. Fact fans note, there's a character coming up in a future episode with the surname 'Song'...
He was the real hero.
The ending reminded me a bit of the Pipes Of Peace video by PAUL "Mc" CARTNEY when the 'bad guys' (that's us humans!) downed their weapons whilst the Ood held their hands aloft in a rave~like fashion. All that was missing was the game of football. The ending also invoked the denouement of last week's episode with the The Doctor and Donna being told their names would live on in song; in the wind; in the snow, et al.
Doctor Of The Rings?
And this annoyed me slightly. Why? Why would they be remembered? What exactly did they do? As far as I could tell, the emancipation of Oodkind would have happened without them there. It was all down to SIGMA and Harry Potter's dad, DR RYDER. They put the plans in place and they carried them out, The Doctor and Donna merely witnessed it happening. Still, a top episode carrying on a very strong run of stories that I am almost sure will end next week.
These BBC idents are getting very experimental...
'Til the next time,
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