We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.
Kill the Moon
By Peter Harness
“Get back in your lonely bloody TARDIS and you don’t come back!”
Kill the Moon is here and if you go from the trailer it looked like it was supposed to be really scary. Behind the sofa kind of scary that makes you scream out in fright. Steven Moffat was quoted as saying to writer Peter Harness to “Hinchcliffe the $#@% out of it.” That gave me some hope for this episode as I really enjoyed the Philip Hinchcliffe era of Doctor Who with its Gothic horror and smart storytelling. Let’s face it. After the two light hearted stories we have had lately it was time to get the scares back into the show. So bring on the scares and give people nightmares as I’m ready for a scary one.
Even though I have pointed out what I did not care for in Kill the Moon I did like this story. I liked the horror of the spider especially when one attacks The Doctor. That was pretty intense and did make me jump even if it was predictable that it was going to jump out of the crevice. I liked how they did something different and have The Doctor abandon his companions. It was something different and makes you wonder about this new Doctor. It did seem pretty familiar to the 7th Doctor in the books and Big Finish audios jerking the companions around. I kind of like it in a way as he can see what his companion is made of and it showed that he trusts them to make the right decision. The story was pretty good and having the moon being an egg was pretty clever but having the creature lay another moon for the Earth did seem a tad predictable but clever none the less. Peter Capaldi gives us a really good performance and his Doctor finally gives that big speech. He delivers it with such conviction and panache that it really stands out to the viewer as one of the highlights of the story and having the beach setting with a great blue sky did help make it more memorable.