Everyone’s favourite Time Lord is on the last days of his life (or so he says) and has popped in to see his old buddy.
Sadly, yes; but let’s approach the negatives later.
‘Doctor Who’: ‘Closing Time’ spoiler-free review. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. Honoring A Legend: Fantagraphics To Resurrect Tomi Ungerer Classics, Reliving the Craziest Decade in Comics History: An interview with Jason Sacks, Exclusive Marvel Preview: "Ms. Marvel" #19, A Full Replay of NCSFest 2020 is now Available, “THE BEST OF WITZEND” is a Wonderful Celebration of Artistic Freedom, Review: ‘Machete Squad’ is a Disappointing Afghan Memoir, Review: ‘Out of Nothing’ is the Antidote to Our Sick Times, Review: ‘Bizarre Romance’ Shows Rough Edges in the Early Days of a New Marriage, The Vampire Diaries 3.02 “The Hybrid” Review, Fringe 4.01 "Neither Here Nor There" Review, Interview: Al Ewing: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Vol. ‘Closing Time’ feels like a series of scenes, or sketches, woven together and, like last week’s ‘The God Complex’, the episode seems to serve the ending of the story. Tags: DOCTOR WHO, Gareth Roberts, James Corden, All rights reserved | Site built by amillionmonkeys, Doctor Who Series 12 editor wins BAFTA Cymru Award, Jodie Whittaker says "Christmas" special is "definitely worth the wait", Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill share Doctor Who monster stories, Time Lord Victorious: He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not – Doctor Who audio review, David Tennant and Billie Piper reunite for a podcast, Grange Hill: the most famous series of the show now on DVD, Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston to headline new Channel 4 drama, Kevin Costner-headlined Yellowstone finally getting a UK DVD release. All that said, there’s still a fair amount to enjoy here. But I think it’s the lighter stuff that I’ll remember from this episode, as silly as it is, such as The Doctor’s interactions with Craig’s baby son (which include revealing the boy’s chosen name) or his chaotic attempt to work as a shop assistant in the toy department.
Review – Doctor Who: Series 6 part 2 “Closing Time” (spoilers) September 24, 2011 September 26, 2011 | peacockpete Finding Its way as the penultimate episode of the current run of Doctor Who, Closing Time is the low key episode before the final part. Win one of 5 bundles of four new Doctor Who books! Closing time was well paced, funny, chilling, moving, and even the sentimental ending is knowingly played down. Doctor Who - 6.12: "Closing Time" Review The Doctor visits Craig for a final farewell before his demise and ends up saving the planet once more, this time from the dreaded Cybermen. He has an unashamed soft spot for time-travel stories, Spider-Man, and anything by Alan Moore or Grant Morrison, and has been known to spend far too much on luxurious hardcover editions of his favorite books when it’s something he really likes. Roberts created a magnificent pairing in The Doctor and Craig in their first outing and the double act continue to flourish in ‘Closing Time’.
Just don’t expect it to have the depth or complexity of the last few episodes. //
[CDATA[ brightcove.createExperiences(); // ]]> Funny man James Corden returns to Doctor Who as Craig Owens and finds another alien threat close to home.
Infuriatingly, for him, The Doctor fully understands Alfie, Craig’s son, who amusingly prefers to go by a more unique moniker.
Everyone’s favourite Time Lord is on the last days of his life (or so he says) and has popped in to see his old buddy. A woman named Shona, (Seroca Davis) disappears from a department store, after the lights begin to flash in the store. But will we be calling last orders before chucking-out time?
And once we get to the genuine drama at the end of the episode–in a scene which initially looks as though it might take the story in a much darker direction than expected–the story pulls out a lame “power of love” resolution that’s so cheesy that the characters themselves find time to make fun of it. Reviews. HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. September 29, 2011.
As the Doctor prepares for his inevitable death at Lake Silencio, he visits a former roommate and learns that the Cybermen are responsible for a series of disappearances at a local department store and resolves to investigate. Director Steve Hughes does an excellent job of jumping in tone from the darker elements of the Cybership to the store antics (combining ‘Rose’ with ‘Army of Ghosts’) and the fantastic chemistry between Smith and Corden combine to save ‘Closing Time’ from the ranks of ‘clunker’. Similarly, the story itself is largely absent (again, a criticism that could be applied to a number of episodes this year). He has an unashamed soft spot for time-travel stories, Spider-Man, and anything by Alan Moore or Grant Morrison, and has been known to spend far too much on luxurious hardcover editions of his favorite books when it's something he really likes. The Full Run: Usagi Yojimbo – Monster Mash!
As the Doctor prepares for his inevitable death at Lake Silencio, he visits a former roommate and learns that the Cybermen are responsible for a series of disappearances at … Disappointingly (and not for the first time since 2005), the former inhabitants of Mondas are woefully underused and their threat is non-existent. 3 thoughts on “ Doctor Who – Closing Time by Gareth Roberts Roundup. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. So although it might be silly and disposable, “Closing Time” actually works pretty wel a palate-cleanser before the season finale, which looks to be a big mess of River-Songy timey-wimey Silence-happy craziness based on this episode’s coda.
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