A new producer and head writer (Steven Moffat), a new Doctor (Matt Smith), a new companion (Karen Gillan) and a new shiny TARDIS-decoration. Tons of changes for the latest Doctor Who season. Let’s take a look.
The Eleventh Hour (S05E01)
There’s a crack in the wall in Amelia’s room and she’s afraid of it. Just as she ask Santa Clause for help, the Doctor appears and helps her. However he has problems to land the TARDIS at the right time. That’s why he arrives 12 years to late to help Amelia. Meanwhile Amelia has grown up and calls herself Amy. Now the Doctor and Amy try to catch a dangerous Alien prisoner which hides on earth. The timing-issues, meeting Amy at different ages combined with a quite typical Doctor Who story makes it the perfect companion-introduction.
The Beast Below (S05E02)
Amy and the Doctor land on Starship UK, a giant space-ship which contains the whole British population. The ship was build because the earth has become uninhabitable. However something is wrong with the ship. All people are afraid of the ‘Smiler’-robots, which ensure safety and order. It looks like there’s terrible secret to be discovered.
Victory of the Daleks (S05E03)
Second World war, London is under attack. Luckily the military has a new secret weapon. To the Doctors surprise this weapon are Daleks, which are friendly and help the people. But of course, the Daleks have yet another genius plan to rule the universe.
The Time of Angels (S05E04) / Flesh and Stone (S05E05)
The Doctor finds a message from River Song. He meets River and lands of a crash-site of a spaceship, which contains one of the deadliest creatures, a Weeping Angel. And of course, instead of leaving this dangerous place, the Doctor starts to wonder around and brings himself into trouble. River Song is back! The Weeping Angels are back! What else can you ask for?
Amy’s Choice (S05E07)
Rory, Amy’s fiance and the Doctor keep dreaming the same dream. Or is it really a dream? Which one is the dream and which what’s reality? In both they fear a deadly thread. But how can they find out which one is real?
The Hungry Earth (S05E08) / Cold Blood (S05E09)
As a science team drills down into the earth, they disturb a Silurian colony which is living deep down under the earth. Of course the Silurians get pissed of and some of them try to start a war against humans. Once again the Doctor helps to keep the peace.
Vincent and the Doctor (S05E10)
The Doctor discovers a monster in one of Vincent van Gogh paintings. He travels back in time to take a look himself. Unfortunately the monster is invisible and only Vincent can see it. Quite tricky to kill a monster you cannot see, especially when you have to deal additionally with a depressed painter.
The Lodger (S05E11)
The TARDIS is disturbed by a strange force, which’s origin seams to be a flat. Meanwhile people keep disappearing in the very same flat. The Doctor decides to move in to find out what’s wrong with it.
The Pandorica Opens (S05E12) / The Big Bang (S05E13)
River Song warns the Doctor that the TARDIS will explode. Additionally they find a mysterious ‘Pandorica’. The ‘Pandorica’ imprisons the deadliest thing in the universe. And it is about to open itself.
Conclusion & Opinion
This is it, season 5. In my opinion it is the ‘worst’ season so far. Not that it is bad, it’s still an extraordinary wonderful series. But it isn’t as good the previous seasons. I can’t really tell what’s the difference. So I’m not worried and I can’t wait for the Christmas special and the next season!
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