02 December 2023

A Whovian in Love -- Review: Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder

 I probably should have written a review of The Star Beast with a returning David Tennant and Catherine Tate, but by the time I got to it, it had been out a few days and I was in the middle of a really hectic busy work week. Just know that I loved it. I thought it was brilliant. And I was--and am--damned having to have Tennant and Tate back again. Their chemistry together is chock full of tension and talent and the two work together like the proverbial hand in glove.

Which leads me to today's episode in the series, Wild Blue Yonder.

A bad pun with Isaac Newton in 1666 certainly underscores the chemistry between these two actors. And first trip for Donna Noble, she's broken the TARDIS. And it left them behind, stranded on a spaceship. In the middle of nowhere. And it doesn't take them long before the Big Bad has them in Big Trouble.

It is so absolutely wonderful to have Russell T Davies back at the helm. The Doctor is the Doctor again. The whimsy back with the drama. The flashes of darkness in the story. And yet it all molds together to become the glory of The Doctor. The close calls. The action. 

Tennant still has the fire. Catherine Tate is still saucy. Wonderful to see Bernard Cribbins (Wilf Mott) one last time, along with Jacqueline King (Sylvia Noble) and Karl Collins (Sean Temple). The story is tight and angsty without giving up that whimsy and action. 

I loved this. I can't wait for next week's episode. And it makes me very anxious to meet Ncuti Gatwa. Now that we've got some decent writing again and the Master (no pun intended) at the helm. Again.

Brilliant. Just, brilliant.

Doctor Who is currently airing on Disney+ and the BBC. 

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