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Saturday, October 4th, 2014 09:57 pm
The moon is an egg? Of all the daft things Doctor Who has come up with over the years, that has got to be one of the daftest. Set a long, long way into the future, it might have been a little easier to swallow, somehow, but even then...

On the other hand, once we got past the stage of yet another boring rehash of a space station disaster movie and onto the moral dilemma part, it did at least get interesting. It was the first episode in quite a while to actually give me something meaty to think about, and something I *cared* about, because I couldn't quite see how they were going to get out of that one. And because I couldn't quite decide whether Clara or the Doctor was in the right at the end. And grown-up Danny was nice at the end, even if I'm still not getting anything more than a brother-sister vibe between him and Clara.

And Courtney was pretty cool. Not quite sure the character was fleshed out enough to be sustained for a whole episode, but then, what character is in Doctor Who these days?

And what was up with the gravity when she suddenly started floating about? I didn't understand that part!

I have to admit, near the beginning, all the spiders made me think we were going to have a recurrence of the Racnoss somehow, that maybe her cousin had laid all *her* babies in the middle of the moon next door to the Earth or something. I'm glad they didn't go down that route.

Over all, I felt it had a rather rocky start, and I honestly thought the moonscapes looked rather weird which put me off too, but once it got going it definitely kept my interest. I wouldn't put it out as one of the best episodes ever, not by any means, but at least it wasn't boring and this season, that does make a change.