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5.1 - The Eleventh Hour

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Reviewed By: Lilwink9632Review Date: 2/26/19 12:32 am
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Matt Smith's best episode. Just a perfect intro. A lot of openers kind of scale back on the "epicness" of the adventure because they have to introduce a new Doctor or companion. This manages to have not only a great intro to 11 and Amy (and Moffat), but a great story as well.
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Reviewed By: EcclestonSmithReview Date: 1/30/19 9:16 pm
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The greatest post regeneration story, Its funny, its cool, its sad its everything a Doctor who Story should be
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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 11/20/18 2:10 pm
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The first episode with Matt Smith as The Doctor (apart from his brief appearance after regenerating).

It is an excellent start for Steven Moffatt as 'showrunner' and Smith as the 11th Doctor. The episode is entertaining and well acted. Smith had an extremely hard act to follow as David Tennant as the 10th Doctor was, in my opinion, the best since Tom Baker who was the greatest ever Doctor (the 4th) ....and that is from someone who was actually angry and upset when I heard Tennant had been cast. I was slightly concerned by Smith 's over excited, almost childlike portrayal straight away but overall felt it was a strong debut and the episode has grown on me evn more over time.

The storyline of the alien on the run is not exceptional but is solid quality, fun and enjoyable. The other story elements of having the Doctor arrive at different points of Amy's life and the effect that has on her is what lifts the episode up in quality. Amy and Rory make good first impressions as the new 'companions' and overall the script and story is good. It is quite epic in nature with imminent world destruction threatened, declarations that alien attackers better be scared of the wrath of the Doctor and with flashes of previous Doctors shown in a striking way (the best moment of the episode).

Smith is not as much to my personal taste as Tennant and the story of 'prisoner zero' is solid but not as brilliant as the time travel elements of the story. The CGI effects of the alien monster are not very good and the effect of it appearing to hang down from above does not really make sense to me. Where is it hanging down from? Surely the whole creature should be visible.

Overall the episode is very good indeed and I rate it a very strong 9.5/10.
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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 8/5/17 10:57 am
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I'll keep this short...

This is a special way to introduce a new era, it's expertly tackled and Amy is one of the most uniquely brought in companions.

I love this story even if it's not perfect , it just had atmosphere!