You Know Who: Series 4 Finale

We go back in time and look at the Last Angry Geek’s review of the final three episodes of DOCTOR WHO Series 4.

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Good review. This series ending won all the feels. I was elated when all the companions and assorted sidekicks showed up. I was shocked when the Daleks made their appearance. While I wasn’t scared the way they were when the Exterminate came over the speaker, they sold it. I was sad for Donna and proud for Harriet Jones. This was a great way to end things. I agree this would have been a good chance to Tennet to exit stage left. I loved the Children of Time angle. Turn Left reminds us of all these folks. Stolen Earth brings in… Read more »

Yeah this is very obviously not the actual tape used to audition.

I honestly don’t like the S4 finale, or really any finale besides S1 and S5 – call it First Guy Wins Syndrome. In this case, as LAG said the episode was too concentrated on being epic and pulling all the shows together than on developing them at all – if each series had a special from their POV, that might have worked. But as it is, the Daleks are just throwaway villains and really, a lot is. Oster-Hagan Key? Tossed aside. Warp Star? Down the gutter. Hell, the *entire* Dalek invasion of earth and destruction of Earth’s military? Glossed over.… Read more »

This is perfect! If you get picked up, don’t change a thing!

Shhhhh we pretend end of time didn’t exist. There is no weird meat loving master and this is where 10 became 11. But seriously series 4 is probably my favorite because of Donna. I couldn’t stand Martha and I will blame a lot of that on the fact that I find the whole “why doesn’t the doctor love me” thing excruciatingly annoying. At least with Rose the chemistry was there and their scenes felt natural. I also didn’t understand why Martha became involved with UNIT. Seriously she went from “I’m gonna be a doctor” to soldier who kinda maybe does… Read more »
I agree about Rose. While I’m not necessarily opposed to The Doctor being in a romantic relationship, I can’t see how Rose could truly hold his interest for very long. I feel River was a much better match because she represented unknowns that would hold his attention. Rose always felt a bit like Florence Nightingale Syndrome. She helped begin the healing of his PTSD Martha’s crush was annoying, but it wasn’t given front burner for most of her time and she’s really the closest to a classic companion that we’ve had in the new series, outside of Mickey. What I… Read more »

Awesome review Geek!


I think David Tennant deserves more credit for his performance as Meta-Crisis Doctor. I got the impression that RTD wrote the angry scene and then kinda forgot this was meant to be a more abrasive Tenth Doctor. However, the way Tennant delivers certain lines – like the “You made me” on Bad Wolf Bay, the way he describes the newly-restored Dalek fleet, among others – did wonders to emphasise that this is a slightly off-Doctor Doctor.

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I’m sorry but why is creating the War Doctor a hack thing to do, i thought it was an interesting surprise to find out that those two did count towards his regeneration cycle.