Saturday, December 27, 2014
Doctor Who: Finally, a Winner!
But fortunately I was wrong. THIS episode the Doctor actually seemed like the Doctor, using his brain to work out what was going on and actively working to solve the problem. The inclusion of Santa Claus in the story, which I figured would be just goofy, turned out to have a logical reason that actually furthered the plot, and added one of the nicest bits of Christmas spirit. "Just one more time, believe in Santa Claus."
The menace, a creepy race of spidery creatures called 'dream crabs' were almost Lovecraftian, and in fact reminded me a great deal of Frank Belknap Long's 'The Space Eaters.'
So yeah, THE LAST CHRISTMAS was a lot of fun. Maybe it will be a turning point and the series will impress me more in 2015. Who knows?