Hello the Lovers the Dreamers and Me. Now for something a little diffrent: Doctor Who. Now alot of people probably know what doctor who is and for those, like me a year ago, don't know:Doctor Who follows the adventures of an excentic man who flies around time and space in a police box, with the help of a human, and the ocasinal robot(one being a walking plot cupon and the other being weak willed and doing jack shit.). Oh he's also 900 years old. Now while most fans are familiar with the new series, where I started with the latest one, this is me going back.
You see like alot of concepts recently Doctor Who is a remake. Unlike most relaunches though, this one started where the last one picked off, albeit with a new doctor. Doctor Who orignally started in the 60's and ran unil the 80's where the head jackass in charge cancleed the show because he had it out for doctor who for no apparant reason, other than dickishness. But then the revival happened. But the series have noticabley diffrent feels. They also have diffrent distribution methods: The Classic Who was 22 minute weekly episodes that we're part of an arc. The New Who, Two-Parters aside, are 45-Minute single contained stories like most amercian Sci-Fi and drama shows.
This paticular Serial comes from the 7th Doctor(sorry forgot to mention to those who don't know about the doctor: he becomes a diffrent person by regenerating, which is a fancy way for him to change actors and even shake up his personality.) and his Punk Rock Companion Ace, have arrived at Coal Hill, soon after the orignal doctor left. They soon find out supsicous things are afoot( Aren't they always?), and the militarys about. So while one of the soldiers flirts up ace, the Doctor soon finds out that his sworn enemys The Daleks are running amok. The Daleks are a genocidal race that was genetically engineered by the mad scientist Davros, and plot to destory every last non-dalek in existince.
But this time its a class struggle:The Emperial Dalek's VS the ones Loyal to Davros. And it turns out their after the same thing:The Hand of Omega, a powerful Time Lord artifact the Doctor happened to leave behind, and is now using as bate. You see the doctor has a plan and must now figure out not only which side to let grab the Hand but also how to keep the soldiers from going Kablooey in the crossfire.
It was a thrilling serial, and highly worth the watch. For newer people, you get to see both the Daleks as a credible threat, their apperance aside, and also has a smashing doctor to go with it. It also works for New Who fans who haven't seen the old series before, my sole complaint being that the Emporer Dalek sounds like that guy in Jurassic Park who got acid shot in his face. Seriously it's hilarious. I'm also told you can find this serial online, so if you like Sci-Fi, Doctor Who, or a Teenager beating up an evil pepper pot with a baseball bat, the orignal crownining moment of awesome, then i'd highly recommened this.
Final Grade: A