Become a Podshock Supporting Subscriber
Now more than ever, we need your support! Become a Supporting Subscriber today.

How do you rate Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part 1? (5=Fantastic)

Administrator - Posted on 26 December 2009

5 TARDIS Groans
26% (10 votes)
4 TARDIS Groans
18% (7 votes)
3 TARDIS Groans
38% (15 votes)
2 TARDIS Groans
10% (4 votes)
1 TARDIS Groan
5% (2 votes)
0 TARDIS Groans
3% (1 vote)
Total votes: 39
carriertone's picture

Other than the Master flying and fazing in and out of Skeletor mode, I thought this was a fantastic episode! This is definitely a game changer. I won't say much, because of some major spoilers, but I had a room full of cheering people at the end of it.



- Carl

"I collect stars, but I keep them in the sky because I just don't have the space at home." - Warren Ellis

I really hope part 2 is better than part 1.  My disbelief suspenders broke about 15 minutes in.  I nearly turned it off when the Master reformatted the human race in his image. Slapstick is not what I want in Doctor Who. 

I agree... the reformatting of the human race was a little too much. It is dangerous calling for reviews as this point because it was a weak first part. However, I am holding high hopes for part two. The last few minutes of Part 1 was more than I could have ever hoped for since the first episode of the new series. It had me cheering out loud!

Wyldstaar's picture

I don't know if it was just the insane build-up to this story, or if it's genuinely justified at the moment, but as of right now I'm extremely disappointed with part one. Loads of odd things happening right and left, with little or no explanation as to what any of it means. Even if it all comes together in part two, tied up in a nice bow, that doesn't really excuse having an entire hour of story that made so little sense. RTD's stories have never been this unfocused before.

The opening was fine, and actually sounded very familiar. The bit about the church and the blue box may have been harkening back to a classic episode. I want to say it's a Tom Baker episode, but it might be a Jon Pertwee one. Wish I had a better memory.
After that, things begin to fall apart. Next, The Doctor shows up on the Oodsphere. The only reason I can see for using the Ood for this is because the BBC already had the costumes available. Their only purpose in the story is to provide The Doctor with information that he doesn't already have.
The rebirth of The Master seemed more like something out of Harry Potter than Doctor Who. His subsequent superpowers don't add anything to the plot, either.
The Naismith/alien regeneration machine plotline seemed very thin, but not as thin as the presence of the two green aliens.
Heck of an ending, though. Could see it coming a mile away of course. The "They are returning." line from the Ood didn't leave much room for doubt.

Enter: The Conquering Chicken

carriertone's picture

all applauding at the "Master Race" part. We all thought it was brilliant. The more Masters they showed, the more we cheered and laughed. I thought it was genius!

I watched both parts again last night and still loved them, although there were more parts I didn't like this time around. Over all though I loved them both, but I can't wait for the next season! Matt Smith is going to be brilliant!

- Cheers!

"I collect stars, but I keep them in the sky because I just don't have the space at home." - Warren Ellis

New Doctor Who Podshock schwag

Podcast Feeds

Subscribe to
the Doctor Who podcast
Doctor Who: Podshock

iTunes users click here
Gallifreyan Embassy - Doctor Who: Podshock - Doctor Who: Podshock

Direct podcast feeds:

Doctor Who: Podshock

MP3 Format Podcast:
Doctor Who: Podshock MP3

  More feeds and info

  Supporting Subscribers


Doctor Who: Podshock Awarded BEST PODCAST
Doctor Who: PODSHOCK

DW Podshock App

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch podcast companion app

Doctor Who: Podshock Podcast Companion App

Doctor Who: Podshock Companion App

Syndicate (RSS Feed)

Syndicate content


How do you rate Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos? (5=Fantastic)
5 TARDIS Groans
4 TARDIS Groans
3 TARDIS Groans
2 TARDIS Groans
1 TARDIS Groan
0 TARDIS Groans
Total votes: 4

Amazon US Store

Doctor Who Episodes

Amazon UK Store

Latest image

DW Podshock 306 Cover

BBC Shop (UK & Europe)