Anyone who still compares Matt Smith to Tennant by now have NEVER watched a Patrick Troughton adventure because Smith was eerily channeling him throughout. Smith certainly does not handle being the "Last Time Lord" like Tennant did.
Nice adventure with good pathos and a dash of George Lucas. Amy Pond has proved to be a solid companion.
This season seems to be going for an Eccleston-like uninterrupted series of adventures, which I can't say I mind the slightest bit.
As for this episode, holy shit it was so good. I'll not mention anything specific out of respect for those of us who chose to wait for legitimate means to watch it, but it's definitely distinguishing itself from Davies' work on the series so far.
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Why Did B-Movies Vanish From Theaters? (blogs.wsj.com) A great interview with Roger Corman on the death of the theatrical release of the "B Movie". I forgot Corman produced Battle Beyond the Stars (youtube.com).