Doctor Who: Death is the Only Answer (1/10/2011)

‘A genius like me needs better than this old trash.’ A four-minute children’s scriptwriting competition winner starring Matt Smith and Nickolas Grace. Seen as a story it barely makes sense – the Doctor drops a fez through a time window (very Day of the Doctor, that) and Albert Einstein picks it up and appears in the TARDIS, turns into an Ood with a terrifying message (‘Death is the only answer’), then turns back when he walks into a squiggly energy field. Meanwhile, a green slime creature crawls towards the console like the Master’s jellied snake from the TV Movie. Baffling, although still more coherent than most of Series Six (I jest).

However, I think this should be watched like one of those teaser preludes that ran before a few Series Six episodes, such as The Wedding of River Song. Viewed through that lens, it’s pretty effective. You could imagine it leading into a longer episode with the Ood, Einstein and the end of time itself. I’d watch it. Well done, children of Oakley CE Junior School. I hope you’ve all grown up to be the Moffats and Davies of tomorrow.

Death is the Only Answer

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