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Five years of Doctor Who...

The Hungry Earth

All hail the Silurians! Redesigning the ‘70s Jon Pertwee villains must have been on the Millennium Effects teams’ ‘To do’ list for ages, so it is nice to see them finally make a comeback with a more modern lick of paint.

 

For those of you not familiar with 40-year-old Science Fiction shows, the Silurians are a race of fish-like people who pre-dated Humans by thousands of years, and ruled the Earth way back when. However, since then they have gradually slipped into the underworld and now want the planet back for themselves. As showrunner Steven Moffat calls it, “A movie franchise idea and just having that idea could make you rich for the rest of your life.” Well said, Steven.

 

This episode also marks a return for Chris Chibnall, head writer on the first two series of Torchwood and the man who brought you 2007’s futuristic, real-time epic 42. As he told DWM, “They [The Silurians] are not monsters marauding the universe, looking for a scrap or a place to conquer; they’re creatures with a really strong point of view.”

 

The episode is, as with all two-parters more of a set-up for the second episode than an action-packed thriller or psychological, clever, spook-fest, but all the same it’s looking like something special. The story revolved around (Pun intended. You may get it in a bit.) a major new drilling project, which is being done in order to try and discover what’s at the centre of the Earth. Appropriatly named Discovery Drilling Project, the staff on it can only imagine the deadly what they’ve dug up now. The ground lost from digging is slowly being replaced. People are being dragged under every minute, and only the Doctor and the newly-formed TARDIS team of Amy and Rory can stop it...

 

 The story, while it has the build and foundations of an epic, is self-contained and, at heart, about family and loyalty. It’s a unique episode, and chances are it’ll set-up a fantastic second part next week...

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Episode Eight

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