This is a twice a week feature (Wednesdays and Fridays) where Christa of Hooked on Books and myself will be watching and discussing all of the reboot of Doctor Who. Posts will contain spoilers for that episode and ones before it, so you may want to watch the episode before reading. I hope you’ll join us in enjoying this fantastic show, and don’t forget to check out Christa’s post (with past posts over here) as well! Allons-y!
Stay tuned for daily Doctor Who recap posts as I play catch-up. Normal posting will resume after I have caught up.
The Sound of the Drums by Russell T Davies
The Doctor, Martha, and Jack return to the 21st century to discover that the Master has been there all along under the alias of Mr. Saxon: the new Prime Minister. On the run, they must find a way to bring the Master down before he destroys the world.
Did anyone else think that reporter woman was a lot like Harriet Jones? Are all older British women Harriet Jones? Is this a thing?
Not much to say about this episode. There’s a whole lot of build up. You get to see a bit more of Martha’s family, which normally I would like, but unlike Rose’s family, I don’t really like Martha’s family. Especially Martha’s mom. She was willing to turn in her own daughter, and I just don’t understand why. Normally RTD gives us a bit more than that, so I was kind of disappointed by his portrayal of Martha’s family.
Annnnnnd that’s really it. The Master does a great performance. He makes me want to watch Classic Who.