In something of a continuation from our last episode, we decided to review the episodes of the second half of Series 5. Little did we know that the discussion would rage on for over 2 hours! So, we decided to split the episode into 2 parts, the first of which you find here. Nat, Katrina, and Erik natter away about “The Hungry Earth,” “Cold Blood,” and “Vincent and The Doctor.”
@ 1 minute – Who we are.
@ 1 minutes 45 seconds – An open call for Season 5 inspired creativity, especially items on personal blogs or other out of the way places.
@ 4 minutes 50 seconds – We begin with “The Hungry Earth,” which gets compared to an EastEnders intro to The Phantom Menace. Whether that’s a good or a bad thing, we’ll let you decide. Plus, did the BBC make a mistake in letting everyone know that the Silurians were back?
@ 15 minutes – We start to move on in earnest to “Cold Blood,” which comes in for a bit more criticism than we’re accustomed to dispensing. In particular, did the Silurians get the relaunch and introduction to a new generation that they deserved?
@ 23 minutes 45 seconds – Rory’s temporary death and the nature of the crack get looked at from all sorts of angles, prompting a lively discussion about “soft rewrites.”
@ 39 minutes – “Vincent and the Doctor” takes its turn in the spotlight, with the space chicken, Vincent’s illness, and the historical inaccuracy of the episode prompting strong reactions all around.
@ 59 minutes – A promise of more to come…
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