Doctor Who Second Half of Series 6 *Spoilers*

Somehow it took a while until I’ve managed to watch the second half and write the post. Anyway, here are some thoughts about the second part.

Doctor Who Series 6

Doctor Who Series 6

Let’s Kill Hitler (S06E08)

Amy and Rory call the doctor by creating crop circle. When the Doctor arrives Amy’s friend Mel forces the Doctor to go to 1938 in order to kill Hitler. However Mel is not the only one with this plan.

Another fast pasted, but sometimes a little overwhelming episode.  I’ve nothing to add here.

Let's Kill Hitler

Let's Kill Hitler

Night Terrors (S06E09)

The Doctor is contacted by a little boy who’s frightened of nearly everything in his neighborhood. So the Doctor, Amy and Rory try to find out what is so frightening. Soon they discover that the boy’s fears have life threating consequences.

This episode could be a horror movie. It has a dark and ‘scary’ atmosphere, an unknown thread and even a one person after another gets ‘killed’. Since I really enjoy horror movies I like such episodes. For such episodes I sometimes wish that they could target an adult only audience and be even more like a horror movie. Well that’s certainly not going happen.  And it works well without any gruesome images =).

Night Terrors

Night Terrors

The Girl Who Waited (S06E10)

Our team arrives on a top holiday planet. However all the inhabitants are gone. The only thing left are strange rooms and very ‘friendly’ robots. Soon our trio is trouble due to time-manipulations and this little trips ends in a rescue mission.

Another episode with a brilliant time-traveling /-messing content. Great story with a cool concept, well executed. The only nitpicking is that the ‘moral’-talk isn’t all that great.

The Girl Who Waited

The Girl Who Waited

The God Complex (S06E11)

The Tardis lands in a ‘cheep-looking’ Hotel. Soon our trio finds a few ‘survivor’ in the strange Hotel. Furthermore the Hotel floors seem to shift and each room contains a ‘surprise’ for a specific person. After the person sees his surprise he dies sooner or later.

This is another horror-movie…eeehm….episode. It even has a cool Monster in it. Love this one!

The God Complex

The God Complex

Closing Time (S06E12)

After the Doctor left Amy & Rory at home he visits Greg from the series 5 ‘Lodger’ episode. And his short visits ends again in an adventure.

This is super straight forward episode, nothing special.

Closing Time

Closing Time

The Wedding of River Song (S06E13)

The final episode in which the Doctor dies, as we already know from the first episode. The Silence are back and kill the Doctor for good this time!

So the final episode wraps up the story with the Silence, the Doctors death and River Song. I think it works quite well. Of course the Doctors situation gets more and more desperate and his death is unavoidable. But in the end we get some super-duper ‘the Doctor tricked everyone’ ending. I was entertained and have nothing to complain about.

The Wedding of River Song

The Wedding of River Song

Conclusion

Well first it seems that the budget of this season was a lot bigger than series 5. The production value is a lot better: Better and more variant sets, wonderful big area shots, good masks and passable CGI. Job well done.

There also have been many dark, ‘horror’-style-ish episodes which I really enjoy. The ‘main’-plot episodes are often a little confusing and overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like the writers are just adding one ‘twist’ after another. You could certainly tear this stuff apart and find a quazillon plot holes. But as long as it’s fun to watch I don’t care!

Here’s the trailer for the second half:

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