Doctor Who series 5 Episode 8: The Hungry Earth

Posted: July 24, 2010 by datechguy in doctor who
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One of the things that us old timers who have followed the series for decades love is to see the return of old foes, this episode we see old foes that we haven’t seen since the time of the 5th doctor (unless you follow the audios).

For most of the people seeing this episode, there is a sense of mystery, what is happening to the corpses? Why are people disappearing and what does this have to do with the drilling project going on?

For us old hands it is very familiar. Almost a repeat in may ways of a classic episode from the 3rd Doctor’s first season.

There is the aspect of separation Amy, the Doctor and Rory all on their own, that’s not bad, and the how will the people manage under pressure without the Doctor to keep them straight, that’s not bad either.

But it just never manages to raise itself beyond that point. You wait for a climax that seems to never come. The cliff hangers for part two are OK but it just didn’t excite me

Rating ***

Last episode: Amy’s Choice

Next episode: Cold Blood

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