This week's episode was really great! It was a light, fun episode that was a ball to watch. To be honest, when I first heard the title, I was a little apprehensive. Dinosaurs on a spaceship sounds a bit lame but it worked out fantastically. Plus, the CGI was really good. The dinosaurs looked amazing.
It was fast-paced and had lots of silliness. It's great when the Doctor acts all childish. Matt Smith is so fun to watch.
The extra companions were amazing. I was sort of hoping Solomon (David Bradley aka Filch from Harry Potter) had a cat that snooped around the place. Although I did not like how the Doctor practically blew him up. It did seem out of character. Especially since he had that spiel about disliking violence. That said, it is obvious why he would do that.
Riddell's (Rupert Graves aka The Walking Innuendo aka Lestrade from Sherlock) flirting with Queen Nefertiti was again, a bit of fun. Especially for the adults. I can't believe I'm actually going to write this but yes, Riddell. I do need a man of adventure and excitement and especially one with a very large weapon.
Brian Williams (Pond, Rory's Dad aka Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter) was pretty cute in this episode. I mean, just look at this. Of all of time and space, he chose to look at earth and enjoy a cuppa from the TARDIS.
Doctor: "Brian, you don't have any vegetable matter in your pants do you?"
Brian: "Only my balls."
How could you not love him?! Hope to see him again before the Ponds leave.
The sassy robot henchmen of Solomon's weren't that great to be honest. Again, they added to the fun of the episode, but they could have been funnier. Also, Tricey the Triceratops that acts like a dog? I feel like that's been done before. Oh and the Doctor has now kissed all three Ponds. Challenge completed, it seems. (I approve)
Finally, the heartbreak. They always have to throw something in that kills the fangirls everywhere.
Look at his face. He knows. Something is going to happen to Amy and it's going to break our hearts.
Doctor: "You'll be there 'till the end of me."The look they shared at this. The foreshadowing is too much. I loved it. It brought the episode back to the last of the Ponds. It was just enough to not completely ruin the feeling of the episode but still reminded us: the end is nigh.
Amy: "Or vice versa."
On one last note: I am going to miss the Ponds. Amy is just so badass. She really took control in this episode and held her own. None of that "damsel in distress" business that someone will always complain about (in regards to female characters in Doctor Who in general.) Also:
Riddell: "Doctor, this is a two man job."
Amy: *picks up stun gun*
Riddell: "What are you doing?"
Amy: "I'm easily worth two men. You can help too, if you like."
Fyeah Amy. You are amazing!