I really don’t have too much to say about this episode.
The story (such as it is) involves the Doctor and Clara arriving on a space station in orbit around Neptune. They encounter some soldiers on a rescue mission who are investigating… something or other.
The episode was made in that dreadful gimmicky “found footage” format. Which I pretty much despise. And unusually there were no opening credits.
It was initially quite moody. And it looked like it was going to get interesting when Clara somehow “fell” into a sleep pod thing. There was a nifty little hologram of some girls singing that “Mister Sandman” song that I’ve heard in Back to the Future if my memory is correct.
But that’s as interesting as things got.
So. Get this. Users of the sleep pod things will have the “sleepy dust” (that gathers in the eye) eventually turning into a monster.
Yeah. Right. Seriously.
As the episode went on it just became more boring. I was looking at my watch constantly.
Some people love the episode. Some people hate it. I’m very much in the middle as I really don’t feel strongly enough about it to either love it or hate it. I just don’t particularly care about it.
At least I know that last year’s In the Forest of the Night is an episode that I hate.
This one, I just don’t care. It’s a bit of a mess frankly.
Oh well. At least it was not a two-part episode and hopefully next week’s will be more…. Good.