Doctor Who on Location in London

Posted on April 09, 2013

Nerd-kittens, here are pictures of Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman on location shooting Doctor Who. We’re offering them to you as a way of saying we’re sorry for not getting to a review of the last episode and also because they’re kind of cute and charming.

 

Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman are pictured during filming for ‘Doctor Who’ 50th anniversary at at Trafalgar Square in London.

 

We are so digging the Doctor’s new tweed coat.

With our book on deadline this past weekend (but now completed and turned in! Yay!) and the premiere of Mad Men, we kinda let a review of “The Rings of Akhaten” slip by us. Here’s some bullet points to make up for it.

 

  • All those aliens were fun to see. In fact, we’d rather see cheesy latex alien masks than all the dicey CGI we’ve been looking at lately.
  • This was so close in structure to Amy Pond’s first adventure with the Doctor , “The Beast Below,” that we’re not sure anymore whether Moffat has run out of ideas (we’re in a little girl’s bedroom – AGAIN?) or he’s trying to make some sort of point about repeating motifs. We’re still inclined to lean toward the former.
  • This episode felt like something from the Russell T Davies days of the show. Lots of goofy aliens, lots of (too many) choral pieces, big speeches.
  • Similarly, the Doctor’s “Woe to be me, for I have seen so much” speech felt slightly off-model to us; more like something Ten would say than Eleven.
  • The TARDIS doesn’t like Clara! Of all the mysteries being laid down (including some seriously foreshadowy stuff about her mother) that one may just be the most intriguing.

 

[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com]

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