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9.19.12 Reviews: Doctor Who, Season 7.2 (“Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”)

Dr. Who 7.2 Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, copyright BBC

Good Morning, Everybody!

I’m a bit behind on the collecting assorted/best of the Doctor Who Series 7 reviews, but here’s a selection for the 7.2 “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” episode.

— A.J.

Spoiler-Free Reviews:

Relative Dimension Review (by Benjamin Tavener):

Den of Geek Review (by Simon Brew; Spoiler-Free, assessments of comedic elements of episode, and of performances by Matt Smith, Arthur Darvill, Karen Gillan, and guest stars Mark Williams (who played Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films), Rupert Graves, David Bradley, and Riann Steele)

Spoiler-Filled Reviews:

The Guardian Review (by Dan Martin; comprehensive assessment):

Huffington Post Review (by Hilary Wardle; contains spoilers, & discussion of plot, characters; slightly negative critique):

Doctor Who Review (by Emily V. Gordon; spoiler-filled, plot-point-by-plot-point & assessment/critique; placed certain moments w/in context of Dr. Who canon, with quotations from episode & questions about possible Series 7 developments):

Den of Geek Review (by Simon Brew; Spoiler-Filled assessments of efficiency in well-paced/plotted episode, highlights Mark William’s performance as Rory’s father, and also of performances by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill):

International Business Times Review (by Alfred Joyner; Spoiler-Filled, with assessments on plot-pacing, Amy, Rory, & Brian “Pond,” & spot-on assessment that includes wonderfully phrased observations about the episode finale’s  “…schizophrenic tonal shifts between light comical moments to entertain young audiences along with dark horrors that are the embodiment of Doctor Who.” [!]):

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