A deeply compassionate, deeply unnerving portrait of a man suffering from dementia and losing his grip on reality. The empathy machine of cinema has rarely been put to such uncomfortably intimate use.
Doctor Who does found-footage… and it actually works in a way that most found-footage stories don’t even bother with anymore.
So, the Doctor and Robin Hood walk into a spaceship… Oh my god, did I love this episode.
This episode has exhausted me.
Gotta love Mark Gatiss’s geeky enthusiasm for the show.
And enjoy the trailer here…
Mark Gatiss treats the legends of Doctor Who’s creation as only a longtime fan can, in a lovely tribute full of the exasperated acceptance that rose-tinted hindsight brings.
Alien on the Red October… though actually, this episode reminded me most of the Peter Davison-era Doctor Who story “Warriors of the Deep.”
There’s a lot of real-life drama behind the creation of the show, including the controversial involvement of women such as Verity Lambert at a high level, so this should be a juicy story.
Just a reminder to come back here after Sunday night and catch up with my blogging, which begins with “A Scandal in Belgravia”…