Seen the second part now, and I agree it was a lot better than the first.
I suspect if I think about it too deeply it’ll make zero sense, but I don’t tend to think too deeply about Dr Who.
Part 2 was a bit like Rise of Skywalker in that it was just a continuous stream of throwing things at the wall to see what sticks, leaving not much time to focus on the things that don’t work. Dr Who has a lit more freedom to do that though, given that it can basically include any location, time or character it feels like at any time, and that it regularly crosses genres.
I dunno, I find Whittaker’s ‘zany’ a bit more forced than some of the others. She’s not more zany, it’s just that it doesn’t seem to come as naturally to her.
She was much better when she had something a bit more serious to work with in this episode.
A lot more happened in part 2, and it felt more substantial. I liked the 2 new temporary sidekicks. Frankly, as much as I usually like Graham, when he said ‘are we being replaced?’ I was kinda hopeful. I can’t see why the Doctor’s assistants couldn’t be famous historical figures.
I could have done without the Laser Shoes which were just kinda dumb and not very funny.
Am I the only one who thought the aliens were wearing Cowboy Hats the whole time?