The best episode of first series of the new Doctor Who
airs tonight. Simply titled "Dalek" the episode finds the Doctor discovering the potential last member of his mortal enemies locked up in a bunker somewhere under Utah. The story from there is one of the best hours of any TV show you'll see anywhere and this one ranks as one of my top five Doctor Who
stories of all-time.
If you've not seen the new Who
or tuned away after the initial premiere, I urge you to somehow see this episode tonight. Stay home to catch it at 8 or 11 p.m. CST, tape it, TiVo it, use the DVR. I've already seen the episode at least three times and I'm excited to see it again...I like it that much. Also, I think this is the best example of why the new Who
has been such a success with obsessive Who
fans like me and the more casual fan. It's an almost perfect blend of paying homage to the show's history without being bogged down by it, but being perfectly accessible to the casual fan. It's also bittersweet because you see how great Christopher Eccleston is as the Doctor.
And after you're done, if you're interested, you can read my original review of it here
and listen to my good friend Sarah and I comment on it here
. I will warn you about the commentary--it does have SPOILERs for the rest of series one.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 4/14/2006 08:42:00 AM