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THE ELEVENTH HOUR the review


Chase - Posted on 28 February 2010

I started watching this with some trepidation. I was pleasantly surprised. It was written by someone who had their knowledge of Doctor Who and who wrote a story or two from the classic series or so it seemed. The main lead, the doctor, was confident in their experience in science and used it to solve problems without resorting to violence. He managed to connect to several of the guest stars, despite the fact that his own wife had died years ago from something he couldn't stop. He connected to a woman who had a child and one who was about to have a child.  The female companion was like his body guard, in law enforcement. She was a strong woman who looked as if she could take care of herself. Their interplay suggested great humor but not romance, despite the fact that the woman looked up to the man, this great alien like man who could solve problems that others could not. At one point, he has to leave a boring talk to "go save the world again," he says. There are chases, some gun play, and a stay in a hotel and in a church. The female comp is plagued by a disease of some kind. The male lead was older than everyone else or rather his character was. They both had a third male character that helped them out and he seemed more interested in getting into the female's pants but was interrupted by beeps from the male character.  There are location work scenes galore, good sets, and it's all on film. There is a tangible plot and not one, but two main villains, one of whom the doctor has met before and seems to be someone who will turn up again and plague the doctor again as he attempts to solve more problems all over the world. There is also a military man who appears to be good friends with the doctor character and who seems to hold a stiff upper lip and might just do things the doc doesn't agree with military wise.  There are also foreign tiny things that attack people's bodies. Oh wait, I was reviewing THE 11TH HOUR, the UK version, isn't that what this forum is for?

In Emily Latella style: "Never mind!"

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