The Geek Seek: the week in geek TV ending 13 June 2010

Just when I thought maybe some new things would be jump starting I get a huge reminder that things are still coming to an end. Korgath’s posted a post regarding the SGU season finale here and this great great season of Doctor Who is coming to a close. What are we going to do? Muddle our brains with more questions from Persons Unknown? Pick up another series? Deliberate on the meaning of 42? Work on catching up on comics? Oh that’s right – watch the world cup. If you’re not quite sure what that means, simply put, some of us are going to be posting less and sleeping less. But still, duty calls, and here’s this week’s Geek Seek!

Doctor Who

Honestly while watching this I was in a really long queue trying to get my cable subscription renewed (4 hour queue) and was suffering the effects of lack of sleep (2x 230am matches in 2 days) so I was half expecting to just let the episode skim past my head. And you know what? This episode was just really enjoyable! It’s not to heavy, but the jokes come quick and heavy, and there’s enough silly Doctor-isms to really make it enjoyable. Plotwise it isn’t exactly Memento, being on the whole predictable except for the actual identity of the villian. And yes, love will save us all, almost harkening to the style of Russell T. Davies. Extra bonus pointsy wointsies for showing Matt Smith in all his footballing glory, especially just in time for the world cup. He does a really good job at it, being a very youth player once a time ago – but you can tell he’s a bit wonky with the placement of his kicks and how he kinda slices the ball. Great way of using good old video effects to show how time goes on a crazy loop, and also a good job on perfectly menacing looking shadow people. Nothing much to dislike, really, in fact it does a great job of setting the stage and getting us all salivating for the finale. I just hope I’m not half asleep watching it.


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