Thursday, June 2, 2011

otakunick reviews DR who franchise (waters of mars)

hey guys i know i do not Normaly do more then one review a week but i recently lined up almost all the DR who series up in netflix and i will be doing a on going series of reviews starting with 2009s DR who the waters of mars but befor i give you the run down of the story let me just exsplane why DR who

you see iv been a DR who fan since 2005 the adviser of my high schools sci-fi club introduced me to it thew the clubs work DR who and the collectors (witch apparently is accepted into canon by a lot of the fan base) after watching this short maby 30 minet long movie on youtube(still thae if youd like to see for yourself) i started watching the new DR who series when it came out in fact all the sci-fi club did we had weekly showings of the new eps but after leving the high school i only fallowed dr who passivity because i did not have the drive to go looking for the masiv back log on the net but thanks to netflix i can finally watch all the DR series and subsequently review them  

now onto the plot be wordn this will be a detailed review so it will contain spoiors 
 the story starts with the Doctor wandering the Martian landscape in his spacesuit, the Doctor is detained by the inhabitants of the human colony Bowie Base One, under the command of Captain Adelaide Brooke. During his interrogation, he learns that the date is 21 November 2059. According to future history, on this day the base was destroyed in a nuclear blast, and Brooke and her crew were all killed. This event is fixed in time, as it is the catalyst that inspires mankind, including Brooke's descendants, to explore and expand throughout space and make peaceful contact with extraterrestrial lifeforms. The Doctor, unwilling to interfere, decides that he must leave Mars.

However, a crisis is developing: two colonists, Andy Stone and Maggie Cain, have been infected by a strange life form which changes them into zombie-like creatures capable of gushing copious amounts of water from their bodies. The virus soon spreads, with Andy passing on the condition to Tarak Ital. After Maggie is safely secured in the medical wing, the organism present in her body reveals its desire to reach Earth, a planet rich in water. Adelaide and the Doctor determine the virus came from unfiltered water taken from the underground glacier used in the biodome portion of the base, and the remaining crew are not yet infected; the Doctor suspects the virus was contained in the glacier centuries before by the Ice Warriors. The crew decide that it is too dangerous to remain, and plan to evacuate in an escape shuttle. Before departing himself, the Doctor informs Adelaide that she must die today, on Mars, if history is to unfold as it should.
As the Doctor is making his way back to the TARDIS, Andy and Tarak mount Bowie Base's outer shell and exude water, which cascades into the control centre and infects Steffi Ehrlich and Roman Groom. Maggie also breaks out of isolation and infects Ed Gold, the shuttle pilot and Adelaide's second-in-command. Before the condition takes a hold over him, however, Ed manages to trigger the shuttle's self-destruct mechanism, which kills him and traps the infection on Mars but also leaves the surviving crew with no means of escape. Witnessing the explosion, the Doctor is overcome with defiance against time itself and turns back to save the others. The Doctor tries various methods to fight the water but they are all quickly undone. Since it seems inevitable that history will follow its set course, Adelaide activates the base's self-destruct sequence. However, as a last resort, the Doctor uses Roman's remote-controlled robot, GADGET, to access the TARDIS, operate its controls and transport the ship into the control centre, rescuing Adelaide, Yuri Kerenski and Mia Bennett before the base is destroyed by the self-destruct.
The TARDIS materialises outside Adelaide's house on Earth, where GADGET loses his signal completely. Yuri and Mia are shocked by their experiences and depart. Alone with Adelaide, the Doctor explains his reasoning for interfering in set events: as the last of the Time Lords, he is no longer bound by the laws of his race and has total authority over time. Proudly declaring himself the "Time Lord Victorious", he vows that with this power, he can now ensure the survival of pivotal figures such as Adelaide as well as "little people" such as Yuri and Mia. Scolding the Doctor for his new-found arrogance and asserting that "the Time Lord Victorious is wrong", Adelaide returns home and commits suicide. The Doctor's efforts at changing the timeline are mostly undone, although Adelaide dies on Earth rather than Mars, Yuri and Mia live through the events of the episode and the exact circumstances surrounding Bowie Base's destruction are now known to Earth.
The Doctor is overcome with emotion, realising too late that his hubris will have consequences. Ood Sigma then appears in the street. Visibly shaken, the Doctor asks him whether he has finally gone too far — whether the time has come for him to die. Unresponsive, Sigma vanishes, and the Doctor staggers back into the TARDIS to the ominous sound of the Cloister Bell. With a defiant "No!" he begins to operate the controls.

now as this is one of the more resent DR who storys the production values are quite good id say on par with big budget shows hear in the US yes the CG is esay to see but it rely just adds to the charm of the show and the big fuck you the story thows the DRs way rely shows he even the last of the time lords isint above the laws of time and the acting is spot on nuthing felt over the top or anything like that the cast did a good job portraying there charters and setting the mood and speeking of the mood the music is as alwase for the newer DR who rely good most of it i hear in other seasons of the new DR who but thats ok because the OST fits just as well 

all and all i have to say any fans of sci-fi TV shud watch this and if your a DR who fan and havent seen it yet check it out its well worth it 

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