Doctor Who: Kill The Moon Preview - Series 8 Delivers Its First Instant Classic!
Doctor Who series eight has been rather good. Peter Capaldi has created a mesmerising, if very different Doctor to his immediate predecessors. Jenna Coleman has gone from strength to strength each episode and Samuel Anderson is possibly the best male character - beside's the Doctor - since the show returned to our screens in 2005. But up until now we haven't had an episode that has blown us away.
Kill The Moon changes all that.
Kill the Moon is a brilliant episode that delvers plenty of scares. Apparently Steven Moffat asked writer Peter Harness to 'Hinchcliffe' the hell out of the first half' and it certainly delivers. It plays on the right level of scary; think aliens with spider webs but not so terrifying that it will be too much for the kiddies. (Judging by the preview for the next episode 'Mummy On The Orient Express', that might happen the following week).
It's also an episode with a wonderful moral dilemma, an ingenious alien story and knock-out performances by all involved. Hermione Norris is utterly brilliant and a returning Courtney proves she's much , much more than a mouthy teenager. But it is the Doctor and Clara that really shine with every moment of their relationship feeling like it is heading to this episode.
I'll stop there. Any mention of plot will risk ruining the surprises in store. And there are surprises a plenty. Has Doctor Who delivered it's first classic? I think so. Join us on Saturday for the full review!