Review: Doctor Who “The Curse of the Black Spot”

Doctor Who this weekend, was once more a delight.  The episode, “The Curse of the Black Spot” reverted back to an episode centric story line and mostly left behind the larger story arc of the previous two episodes. There were a couple of tidbit nods to the larger story arc, but I think it was a good time to get back to some of the basic greatness of Doctor Who which is its ability to have a crazy mad scientist running around and solving a problem in 45 to 50 minutes.

This particular episode, involved pirates, a siren, and the black mark of death. There was plenty of swashbuckling to delight viewers and enough heart to move beyond being Pirates of the Caribbean-esque. The writing did a great job of show casing the main three characters acting chomps, highlighting the love between Amy and Rory, and bringing in the Doctor as Amy’s worried best friend. I really enjoyed watching it and can’t wait for the Neil Gaiman episode this coming weekend. Read a review of the upcoming episode, “The Doctor’s Wife”, here.

Doctor Who promo trailers:

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Neil Gaiman reads part of the script:  

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