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     Sunday, April 05 2009 @ 07:36 PM EDT
    Well what a perfect pair: Talons 6 is the action filled ending to a great story with lasers, monster midgets, Tong attacks, escapes, Leela thrusting her knife at a bent faced monster man, the Doctor physically besting two villains and blowing up a few more...and a table being eaten away by a laser while the four main heroes hide behind it. What more could anyone ask? The new show could learn from this: a smaller story taking place in the past doesn't need a giant Cyberman Robot stalking all over the place to make us care about the drama, action and heroes...it needs something like this. The end sequence is nice too. Just a great finale.

    HORROR part one is just another great start to a great story. The show has really become more of a horror series than anyone cares to think about but it truly is. This one sets up a great atmosphere and gives us three really nice characters, it's a shame wha'ts about to happen to all three of them really. And again it takes place in the past and makes us care about the situation and people...and doesn't have to have a giant monster rising from the ocean...just a sneaky Rutan stalking the humans from the start. Very well done and creepy if not scary. The fog, the lighthouse, the Tardis arrival, Leela's actions and feelings, the Doctor's suspicisons, Ben's death, all well done with ambience and yes, some of it is taken from IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE but that was kinder monster alien; the point of view from the monster's eye came from that 1950s movie. And yes the ship crashing at the end looks fake but agian, back then, DW wasn't about effects but story and ideas and atmosphere and what is to come...no one could have foreseen...Another great first episode.

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