Doctor Who, Eleven For Eleven: Let’s Kill Hitler

“More guilt! Come on, there must be someone left in the universe I haven’t screwed up yet!”

Interesting, mostly fun, a little bit disappointing but a lot surprising: that’s how I’d describe “Let’s Kill Hitler,” the mid-season premiere of DOCTOR WHO’s thirty-second proper season-slash-series. After a cute opening that introduces an obnoxious new character who seems strangely familiar, the TARDIS crew winds up going along with the plan outlined in the title, only to get things a bit wrong and get sidetracked by some very classic-WHO-on-a-good-budget sci-fi stuff that’s wandering around World War II-era Berlin, as well as the resolution of some of the lingering business from the spring. That’s one thing I didn’t really expect: some closure. As always, spoilers follow. Continue reading


Doctor Who, Eleven For Eleven: A Good Man Goes To War

“You make them so afraid. When you began all those years ago, sailing off to see the universe, did you ever think you’d become this, the man who can turn an army around at the mention of his name? Doctor: the word for healer and wise man throughout the universe. We get that word from you, you know. But if you carry on the way you are, what might that word come to mean?”

So it all, up to this point, comes to this: a kidnapped Amelia Pond, trapped on an asteroid occupied by a mysterious military force. The Doctor, being the Doctor, has a plan to rescue her, and it involves unleashing some serious wrath on the cosmos. Continue reading