We loved it. Dalek zombies?! Brilliant. The only thing better would be dinosaurs on a spaceship with Ron Weasley's father and Filtch!
This was a great season opener. I love a script that actually demands rewatching for full effect. The Doctor's advice to Amy at the Parliament of Daleks ("Make them remember you.") has a whole new resonance the second time through.
Without spoiling anything for those who haven't watched it yet, the Big Surprise (and, seriously, I am amazed that Moffat managed to keep it under wraps) gives me all sorts of good feelings about what's coming.
I will say this -- I don't think anyone's even trying to make sense of the Dalek timeline anymore. As far as I can remember, the patients in the Intensive Care Ward shouldn't even be there ... should they?
MIT is working on a map of the lives of the Daleks, the Doctor, and River Song right now...or they should be. The problem is...it's in five dimensions.
I keep meaning to mention this ...
The other day, Action Lad saw that "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" was saved on TiVo, and asked me to not delete it until he had a chance to watch it.
Then, out of the blue, he asked "Did Silurians build the spaceship?" (He knows about Silurians because he watched the "Best of Doctor Who Monsters" special that BBCAmerica ran a couple of weeks ago.)
Me: Actually, yes. What made you guess that?
A.L. Well, Silurians are sort of reptiles, and so are dinosaurs, so I thought maybe the Silurians would put dinosaurs on spaceships.
That's my boy!
Tracy pointed out that Rory's dad is played by the same guy who played the Weazly's dad in Harry Potter.
And Solomon is Filch.