Doctor Who Series 7 Episode 2 'Dinosaurs on a Spaceship' Review

I've been quite critical of Stephen Moffat’s run on Doctor Who. I felt last season everything was too much of a fairy tale time jumble, and while I do like Matt Smith, I felt he was getting the short end of the stick as far as "fun" episodes to be a part of. Then came "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship".

"Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" was the most fun a Doctor Who episode has been in quite some time. Let us bask in the frantic, yet jolly, adventure we got to take with the Doctor this week. Written by former Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall, who also wrote for the 10th doctor with the deathly serious "42" and the 11th with the quite frankly, boring Silurian based two-parter: "The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood". He takes a completely different stab at the Doctor in "Dinosaurs on a spaceship" Chibnall seemed to channel the great Douglas Adams. With The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and old DW classics, Adams taught us that the impossible is possible in space. Space travel is manic, terribly funny, and deathly serious all at the same time. Chibnall merges all of these thoughts into an episode I pretty much wrote off as another "Curse of the Plack Spot" when I heard the title, and was pleasantly surprised it wasn’t. Read More...


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