Top positive review
on 9 March 2011
It has long been a bone of contention that russell t davies was allowed to overblow dr who into a massive pomp festival potraying the doc as a loud show-off saving the olympics and acting as a messiah in one episode actually flying!!!
Stephen moffatt has successfully rebooted the series with the clever use of a crack in time that undoes most of whats gone before (ie:the world cant remember a dalek invasion,no,two or a giant robot transformer in london town or indeed the titanic landing on the palace) He has taken it back to what made it great as a time travelling hero that saves the world but perhaps on a smaller scale. (we'll ignore the giant eyeballs in the debut)
The soundtrack captures that fairytale feel that moffatt wanted with the new doctor which some have balked at but i welcome the new theme tune may not have the same puch as the last series but it dose grow on you ,amy's theme is haunting perhaps revealing some as yet un disclosed relevance in her tale, the early track young amy is very haunting and chldlike in its execution reminding me somewhat of pan's labrynth or even earl tim burton when he was good.
some of the tracks are filler despite the huge double cd but some of these arent long enough! the pompous Victory of the daleks track had my daughter running for her supreme dalek toy as she recognised the tune...
however the main outstanding tune and indeed theme running through the album is the wonder ful "i am the doctor" the string riff is both haunting and sinister but uplifting at the same time melded with various other tunes throughout, the doctor's theme could get repetetive but it doesnt,i love it...