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     Sunday, June 14 2009 @ 12:56 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  silvanthalas] All in all, I enjoyed this one enough. Nothing spectacular about it, the usual plot holes you can drive a bus through (pun intended), etc.

    I guess I didn't have any major problems with it, beyond the fact that it didn't really feel like it was worth the wait. It just felt like a standard episode.


    This is the feeling I'm left with, albeit JUST from watching said episode.

    I did have a problem with the flying bus at the end. I didn't understand where that would lead. Yes, Lady Christina escapes, but she will still be wanted. The bus can't go forever. I also don't like that the Doctor is known to have aided in her escape. How will THAT sit with UNIT and like authorities?

    Maybe I am thinking too far into it, I'll admit.

    While the episode wasn't boring, it just felt....lazy. Instead of Hath, we now have fly creatures. The sonic screwdriver is being way overused. In past episodes, the "regular" people stranded with the Doctor felt genuine and were explored more. Here, they seem to be going through the motions with some forced sentimentality about what they are looking forward to once back at home. Fine, but outside of that moment, we never really spend anymore time with them.

    I did like Lady Christina. I will admit that I wanted her to be a Companion, and she may still be...but have I mentioned how much I hated the ending they gave her?

    With so few episodes left, this one feels like a missed opportunity, to be sure.

    On a scale of 5, I will give Planet of the Dead a 3, and it's closer to being a 2.5 than a 3.5 on the swing.


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