Yes, I have been watching Doctor Who periodically, but I haven't felt the need to write down my thoughts on each episode as I have done with Battlestar Galactica or, er, a similar type of show which I cannot think of at this junct..., oh, right, I've only ever done it with BsG, so it doesn't really matter either way.
I liked "The Impossible Planet". There were several extraordinarily terrifying moments, (No, really.) "Don't turn around, Toby." *Oh my God, he's going to die!* "Don't turn around." *Eeeeee!* "Don't turn around." *Just stop already, let him turn around!* And there were the requisite goofy fun moments too. "I'm going to hug you now." *snerk* I swear, Ten falls in love with an object or person in each and every episode. An object or a person who isn't Rose, much to her chagrin. "Chief Dramatist" - hahaha. "Oh, did you have to? No turning back? That's almost as bad as nothing can possibly go wrong."- hahahaha. Bolero playing! Very awesome track to choose, especially if you like ice dancing. I liked the Ood, I thought they were good. Oh God, sorry for that.
What is with the TARDIS getting lost/broken/incapable almost every episode? Okay, yes, we get it, Ten loves the TARDIS and is really sad when something horrible happens to it, and yes, Ten is extraordinarily pretty when he looks sad, but still, how often does this has to happen before bubble wrap gets used?
I really like Tennant as the Doctor. I think there are moments where he overacts, but I've always really been madly in love with overacting in shows like this, so you know, I don't mind. I know he could play it with a lot of subtlety as well, and that knowledge is all I need.
The production values for this episode really rocked. The sets were magnificent, as was the way they were shot. Not as many cant angled shots as in the last episode, "The Idiot's Lantern" (which started to annoy me.) Um, a lot of the episode reminded me of Angel (The Beast - I kept expecting him to be played by Vladimir Kulich) and Battlestar Galactica (if BsG had a sense of humour). And the music where Ten and Ida are going down the mineshaft was from The Incredibles, right?
Anyway, as I said at the beginning, I liked it. I'm looking forward to next week's episode.
And now I'm off to watch Michael J. Fox in Scrubs...