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Talk Back: "Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead"

You had the chance to read my advance review of Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead last week, but now that the latest Doctor Who special has aired in the US, I'm curious to hear what you thought.

How did it compare for you to "The Next Doctor"? Did you think that Michelle Ryan's jewel thief Lady Christina de Souza would have made a kick-ass companion? Were you surprised by the suddenly serious turn the adventure story took when Carmen warned the Doctor about what lies ahead for the Time Lord?

"You be careful, because your song is ending, sir. It is returning, it is returning through the dark. And then Doctor... oh, but then... he will knock four times."

I don't know about you but I got shivers...

Talk back here.

Doctor Who returns with "Waters of Mars" this fall on BBC One and BBC America.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Well, Planet of the Dead was not the best written episode of Doctor Who. I am 100% sure that the Lady Christina could hold her own with the Doctor, but I did not really like her as a companion. The thing I like about this episode is that everybody lived. I hate when people we've become connected to die in the episode. The best part of the show, though, was the warning at the end. I got the chills and I did the knock. Here come the drums, here come the drums!
I LOVED the Doctor and Lady Christina together and fantasized about the two of them having their own show where they are time traveling jewel thieves!
Unknown said…
Michelle Ryan would make a great companion. They seemed to have really good chemistry.

Chills? Of course! Frissons a-plenty. And the Waters of Mars trailer? Awesome! Can't wait.

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