Well Doctor Who is back and stronger than ever! This is also means I am back to reviewing this series! For those who have watched Pond Life all teh time has been put to good use as it helps explain a little to what happens with Rory and Amy before they meet the Doctor again.
I’ll start off with the non-spoiler version, the Doctor, Rory and Amy are kidnapped by the Daleks and taken to the Parliment of Daleks and are given a mission to go into the Daleks Asylum to take down a force field, once they get there the adventure really begins. Moffat did a brilliant job in the first episode as it contained humour, action and a whole lot of craziness and the entire episode left me gob smacked, there is a question which I have been left with, I’ll let you guess that. I am excited to see what the rest of the series has in store, next weeks shoudl be pretty damn awesome i mean Dinosuars…in space…
There will be spoilers ahead!
Moffat kicks off the series, in my opinion, with a huge bang! We start off the episode with witnessing taht Amy and Rory are no longer together, some may have been confused by this but those who watched Pond Lif would have knew before hand. Eventually we get to the start of the action with each character being abducted by the daleks and taken to a Dalek ship. We also see a new form of Dalek, a human which has his/hers memory erased and has their body in control of the Daleks, thy also have the eye stalk coming out of the forehead, ew.
We come to a little shock and surprise when for once they are glad for the existence of the Doctor as they plea for help. The need him to turn off the force field on a planet in order for them to destroy it. This is a place were we learn that even the Daleks fear to enter. The Dalek Asylum. Here they place the Daleks which have gone insane, the ones that cannot be controlled. They don’t kill these Daleks because of a twisted concept of beauty, they see their hatred and admire it, making the Doctor sick. They pick up a signal from the Asylum which music is being played, the Doctor sends out a message and we learn that there is someone trapped within the Asylum because her shipped crash landed, a woman named Oswin, she is the one who will be taking over from Amy and Rory once they leave. Before they set off each of them are given a band which protects them, from what they do not really know yet. Eventually they send them on their way, whilst the Doctor and Amy are close to each other Rory had been sent off on his own into the heart of the Asylum. Pretty much all of them are running from their lives from various Daleks and Amy loses her band, oh no, the Dcotor explains why the band were necessary. The Asylum contains nanites which take over the body eventually making them in to a Daleks and part of the security system. In a rush to find Rory the Docotr and Amy begin running and conversation between Oswin and the trio are humourous but pretty fast Oswin seems pretty similar to the Doctor in terms of personality and character.Throughout the episode we can see that Oswin’s intelligence levels match even those of the Doctor has she has managed to hack through the entire Asylum, something the Doctor was pretty impressed by.
After destroying many insane Daleks, Amy is taken further into her transformation and the Doctor has no choice but to leave the two in order to get to Oswin who agrees to shut down the Force field if she is saved. The Doctor goes through the intensive care unit, which Oswin learns that thos Daleks were the ones that managed to survive the Doctor but before teh Doctor is vapourised Oswin manages to hack into the Dalek Path Web and erase all knowloedge of the Doctor, they no longer remember him. But that little nugget is nothing to what happens net as Oswin is ready to leave, the biggest twist in tis episode appears, Oswin is not human but a Dalek. the Doctor questioning all makes sense now, as it was all in her head. The Dalkes gave her a full transormation when she had crash landed. Before teh Doctor leaves she asks for him to only remember her and she takes down the forcefield. I was actually pretty saddened about Oswin’s death and sacrfice. The Dcotr and his two comapnions escape back to the Dalek ship but the Daleks have no idea who the Doctor is, Oswin erased knowledge of the Doctor to every Dalek. He leaves with the Dalek asking a question even we ask ourselves “Doctor who?”
In case you read the non-spoiler version, you are probably wondering what questions I was left with, well teh first is Oswin is meant to be the Docotr’s next companion, how the hell is she getting back? Did she escape before the Daleks destroyed the Asylum?
I love Moffat and what he did with this episode, it only leaves me wanting more, he has really one brilliantly ith this episode and that one twist changed the entire story in such a way, that I am left with amazement and greed for more. Can’t wait for next weeks episode i mean Dinosaurs in fucking space!
This gets a 9/10 from me.