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Old June 1 2010, 02:25 AM   #178
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Re: 5x09 Cold Blood (Grading/Discussion) SPOILERS!!!

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Another plus point for this episode was Stpehen Moore. Is he really 72 now.
Everyone from Hitchhikers Guide is frozen in time in my memory.
It warmed my heart to hear and see Stephen Moore in this..

Still don't know what I think of this one. On the one hand, it's kinda slow, on the other it does have a classic vibe to it. It's like a classic story, but one of the more uninteresting ones.

There were some nice aspects here and there. I liked the tension between the Silurian hostage and the humans, and I liked the fact the author had the humans ultimately being the bad guys.

But I hate what they have done with the Silurian makeup. In general the makeup is a good design, but they dropped the ball when it came to the face, imo. I know, they felt they wanted the actors to be able to emote like a regular person, but still, it destroys the appearance of the Silurian.

Dodgey science pisses me off too. As previously stated, the moniker 'Homo Reptilis' or ;Homo Reptilia' makes zero taxanomic sense. Basically, it seems an awful lot like the writer wanted a cool-sounding latin name for the Silurians. Unfortunately, he didn't take the time to actually look at how proper latin names are derived, or didn't care.

The business with the crack didn't bowl me over as it did some others. Probably because I had been spoiled on Rory's death-scene. It was, however, an interesting diversion. There is an interesting setup there, I hope the series finale delivers on the promise..

So there you go. Total mixed bag. All up though, I'd have to say Above Average (which means I have to flip a coin between 'Average' & 'Good' when it comes to voting in the poll)..

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