Doctor Who Reactions: "The Vampires of Venice" (SPOILERS)

1)Now we get a "vampire" story, used essentially as a background for developing Rory as a character, and for developing the relationship between Rory and the Doctor, as well as that between Rory and Amy. I liked the way they had Rory criticize the Doctor a bit, but that in the end, itlooked as though there was potential for them to become friends. I thought the Doctor's idea of relationship counselling was pretty amusing, too.

 

2)The Saturnynians we acceptable baddies - nothing too amazing, but credible creatures. Francesco was extremely oedipal, but maybe fish look at these things differently.  And of course, "fish" would be running a "school".

 

3)The stag party scene was kind of lame, I thought. Apparently, the Eleventh Doctor doesn't do subtle. Also, he hasn't updated his library card in ten lifetimes.

 

4)Some fun quotes:

  • "I'm getting married in 430 years."
  • "Yours is bigger than mine." "Let's not go there."
  • "Cab for Amy Pond?"
  • "You should be in a museum - or a mausoleum."
  • "I'm a Time Lord. You're a big fish. Think of the children."
  • "Fish from space have never been so...buxom."
  • "Did you just say something about Mummy?"
  • "Can your conscience carry the weight of another dead race?"
  • "We are not her boys."  "Yeah, we are." "Yeah, we are."

 

Overall:

An entertaining enough episode.  More noise about the "silence". I can't help thinking that the "silence" mentioned here represents something above and beyond the "Silence" we encounter later on - like there's still some element that we haven't seen yet.

 

[Part of list of Doctor Who episodes here.]

 

 

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Is it "Silence" or "Silents"?

I think that as a group they're called "Silence", but that an individual would be called a "Silent".

Helen McCrory, who played Rosanna Calvierri in this story, and who appeared of lots of other stuff, has passed away.

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