Review: Doctor Who – 7×5 – The Angels Take Manhattan

Angels Take Manhattan

In the UK: Twas on BBC1 on Saturday. Available on the iPlayer
In the US: It was on BBC America on Saturday, y’all

Vroomfondel: I think our minds must be too highly trained, Majikthise

From the Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

So here we are. The end of an era. Exeunt Ponds, stage right, chased by a baby Angel. Stevie Moffat introduced them to us two and a half years ago with the first of his stories, The Eleventh Hour, and here he is, writing them out again.

Should be quite a moving moment, shouldn’t it? Rusty usually managed to make companion departures the big tearjerkers they should be. Maybe not Martha, although who cared about her. But the ‘death’ of Pipes? The ‘death’ of Donna? Pass me a snivel-rag now.

Except, while there was a certain degree of sadness right at the end, this wasn’t quite the tour de force I was hoping for from our Stevie. The trouble? I think that Stevie might be getting too clever for his own good. And working too hard.

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Monday’s “Channel 4’s winter dramas, Greg Kinnear returns to TV and Morrison redoes Watchmen” news

I lied

Doctor Who


  • No Taken 3?
  • Andrew Garfield confirmed for The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan join Edgar Wright’s The World’s End
  • Judi Dench and Steve Coogan to star in Stephen Frears’ Philomena


  • Clip from Red Dawn remake with Chris Hemsworth and Adrianne Palicki
  • Trailer for Bullet to the Head with Sylvester Stallone and Christian Slater




US TV casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting