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Doctor Who 6×02 “Day of the Moon” Review


Since this season features an overarching plot about trying to change a fixed point in time, I figured it would be best to take a look back at these episodes by picking a moment from each episode that I would like to change.

To be fair, I’ll also choose a moment from each episode that I wouldn’t change for any reason whatsoever, even if some nefarious character was holding a gun to my future nonexistent spawn’s head.

Doctor Who 6×02 “Day of the Moon”

Still in 1969, the Doctor has come to the conclusion that the alien creatures are only seen when they directly look at them. As soon as you look away, any memory of their presence is wiped clean. The aliens are also able to leave suggestions in people’s minds, and aren’t invaders per se, but have been on Earth for a very long time. While the Doctor works to ensure the success of Apollo 11, the others try to solve the mystery of the little girl in the space suit.

What I Would Change: The Hand Recorders

Okay, this one might require some back story. Now, I remember back when I was in… hell, I don’t remember how old I actually was, but I was at a young and impressionable age when Daredevil came out in theaters. There’s a scene towards the end that features Jennifer Garner catching a dagger with her hand – only she doesn’t “catch” it so much as let the dagger go through her palm. Needless to say, after a close up of her pulling the knife out, I’ve had a sort-of “things going in hands” phobia.

So, my whole point here is that, “Do those beeper things really need to be injected into the hand?” Couldn’t it at least be injected in the forearm, or maybe the ankle or something?

I’m all for the creepy aspect of the memory that those little devices bring up, just keep them away from the hands, for the love of god.

What I Wouldn’t Change: The Box

That magical sealing box is so awesome. I’m not sure it’s ever really explained how that thing was built, but it is so cool. In fact, the entire scene surrounding its introduction is awesome, even if you know deep down all the characters haven’t really been shot to death.