Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who made me realize something about this season that I didn’t know was even possible: An episode centered around the Daleks I enjoyed, Asylum of the Daleks, and an episode starring the Weeping Angels, The Angels Take Manhattan, that I didn’t like.
Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who made the Weeping Angels look silly and ridiculous. Turns out the Statue of Liberty is in fact, a gigantic Weeping Angel that lurches through the city when nobody is looking. That’s right, the City That Never Sleeps has a 225 ton statue that enjoys strolling around the town, zapping people back in time where they “live to death.” Even if I’m to believe nobody can see the Statue of Liberty walking around lower Manhattan, I find it hard to believe nobody can hear it when it’s taking a walk. It’s really quite loud.
The Statue of Liberty Weeping Angel reminded me too much of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters, and not in a good way.
The episode also featured the end of Amy Pond and Rory Williams as companions to the Doctor. I’m going to really miss them, especially Rory. The episode would have been a lot more poignant if I hadn’t known well ahead of time that this was their final episode. That fact that I knew they were leaving the show this season and this episode was when it happened, kind of ruined it for me.
I would have preferred not knowing it was going to happen until it happened.