Doctor Who – Cold Blood – big spoilers
I’m not normally a great fan of Chris Chibnall Doctor Who or Torchwood episodes, but I think he really surpassed himself with this two parter, a great opening episode with an even stronger second part. You don’t get much, what is essentially kids’ TV, dealing with such complex ‘moral issues’ in such an accessible way- ‘should’ the mother of killed the Silurian’; should we share our planet? And morals aside it was great visually to, with the Silurian city beautifully done. I even loved how the computer screen link up between the city and the church on the surface looked like the camera work was straight from a Doctor Who episode from the 70s, using muted dark colourings around the edges of the screen and complete with a dramatic close up jump on the Doctor’s face at a key moment. Keeping with the 70s feel, quite a lot of Doctor screaming in agony in this one to, I remember when I was a kid the Doctor seemed to be screaming in agony all the time in some alien death ray, haven’t seen much of the that in New Who. Also I am again loving strong Amy and vunerable Doctor, the Doctor gets knocked out so quickly in the Silurian city yet Amy manages to escape. And the bit at the end too, although slightly obviously tacked on to add more of a lead up to the final story, ooh what a final story it’s going to be (and I’m sure Rory will come back).