Mr Light wrote:
I did read a Moffat interview where they said this season they were trying to cram a 90 minute movie of the week into 45 minutes every episode.
This has been a problem since nuWho began. nuWho can do intimate character pieces real well, but epic storytelling, forget it. Even two parters seem to lose steam in the end.
Maybe I've been spoiled by the great audio dramas from Big Finish but very few episodes have matched the quality of the better classic TV episodes.