Monday, June 11, 2007

Bolshevik Bulwark Corporation

I'm not exactly the biggest fan of the BBC; my favourite show on any channel at any time of the week has been(until the end of season 1) 'Ugly Betty', a superbly scripted, acted and produced drama, based on Latino productions which actually own the franchise.
But this weekend the BBC showed the latest episode of 'Doctor Who', and I have to say, it was absolutely fantastic.
The story behind this episode placed the doctor and his assistant well outside the action, stranded in 1969 no less.
The chief agents were a sensible girl and an internet nerd in the present day.
They had these DVD's of the Doctor, which predicted their conversations so accurately they thought they could talk to him.
Plug in an internet conspiracy theory and a romance and time-line theoretics, and the result would have been fabulously interesting enough.
But factor in creatures that killed you by sending you to the past, and turned to stone statues when you looked at them,( but not if you blinked-then they would get you!) and you had the recipe for a wonderful, spooky, scary, exciting and intelligent adventure.

Quite, quite excellent.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for FiveUS; they are showing the excellent "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", which is usually a high-quality amusement.