Doctor Who 32.01 The Eleventh Hour (2010, Science Fiction Adventure) – 7/10 TV review

Cast / crew
Matt Smith: The Doctor
Karen Gillan: Amy Pond
Writer: Steven Moffat
Producer: Tracie Simpson
Director: Adam Smith

Doctor Who 32.01 Eleventh Hour, The (2010)

The newly regenerated and slightly disoriented Doctor and TARDIS crash into the garden of Amelia Pond, a young girl with a scary crack in her bedroom wall.

7/10

A huge amount of fun as Matt Smith instantly becomes The Doctor and makes the role his own. Composer Murray Gold demonstrates that it is harder to score comedy than heroic action. His hero and action cues are brilliant but his work during the fish fingers and custard sequence falls way short. It makes you appreciate just what a master Henry Mancini was. He was someone who worked frequently in the comedy genre and his scores there were invariably witty, light, melodic and fun. Getting back to The Eleventh Hour and writer and new show-runner Steven Moffat gets us off to an imaginative, energetic and gleeful start. It looks like The Doctor is in safe hands.

This Doctor Who episode contains unpleasant and scary scenes.

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