Friday, 5 April 2013
Skaro's Doctor Who Spoiler-free Review: The Rings of Akhaten
The Rings of Akhaten, airing tomorrow is a alien-packed, comedy musical thriller...never did I think I'd say that about an episode of Doctor Who, but there you are - it's what you get with a sci-fi series that can go anywhere and everywhere and only a week apart from the last.
The episode itself is a very emotional one, not only do we get a glimpse at a certain characters very emotional past, but we also have 2 very heartfelt musical moments which have a lot of emotion behind each one, you never know - there may even be a secret song hidden in the episode! The emotion is very raw and gripping, we get to see an emotional side of almost every main character in this episode which is a rare opportunity in such an alien-packed episode. We may even get a few scares from a new race of aliens The Vigil - but are they evil, or good?
We also get introduced to two new characters in this episode, one quite small - The Queen of Years, and one quite big... I'll leave you with those deductions about the other one, "Grandfather...". Not only are new characters introduced, but age-old ones referenced too, including one of the Doctor's first companions, which gives a great feeling to any Classic-Who fan.
Murray Gold again is on top form, providing such brilliant musical variations of past tracks, and some brand new ones which will certainly live down in Doctor Who history with "Song of Captivity". Congratulations to all of those involved in creating this episode - you helped make such a wonderful episode, that I'm sure everyone will enjoy on Saturday 5th April, 6:15pm (BST).