Doctor Who is back and in my opinion back on form.
I found Jodie Whittaker’s first series very had to watch. Not in any way because of Jodie and the rest of the cast, they are awesome and have lots of potential. It was the writing. I found it very preachy at times and they tended more to focus on trying to promote something other than the story.
Doctor Who has always used historical figures as part of the plot. This always works best when the story doesn’t involve the historical figures actual story. For example, whilst it was great using Rosa Parks, for me it was too focused on her incident with the bus and I think it detracted a bit from the actual importance of actions. I’d rather kids learned the truth rather than a watered down, sci-fi version of the truth.
Spyfall Parts 1 and 2 worked well. It introduced three historical figures in Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace and Noor Inayat Khan. The Doctor briefly mentioned why they were famous and moved on to the story. The plot if Spyfall didn’t take away from their accomplishments in any way. If someone wants to know more about a figure, they can do their own research.
The introduction of a new incarnation of the Master was excellent. I didn’t see it coming until the last minute. Sacha Dhawan is a great addition to the show and, so far, an excellent Master. He reminded me of Roger Delgado and Anthony Ainley.
I really hope that the current series continues in this fashion and doesn’t fall back to being preachy or try to teach something every episode.
If I had to moan about one thing it would be this:- Just how many times is Gallifrey going to be destroyed?? Come on…..