Doctor Who V3 #5

They don’t really do well with space liners, do they?

Doctor Who Vol. 3 #5

IDW Publishing (January, 2013)

“The Eye of Ashaya” part 1
WRITER: Andy Diggle
PENCILER: Josh Adams
INKER: Marc Deering
COVER ART: Mark Buckingham
COLORIST: Charlie Kirchoff
LETTERER: Tom B. Long
EDITOR: Denton J. Tipton

When their regular vacation goes horribly wrong, the Doctor arrives to take Amy & Rory onto a star-liner…with actual tickets. However there is another guest–Christina. She seems to have her eye on the diamond taken from the core of a now-collapsing star. Then there’s the forthcoming mutiny. This is going to be a worse vacation, isn’t it?

What they got right: Despite everything I’ll bring up in “got wrong”, this did entertain me. I liked watching Amy & Rory carry on. On Earth (when she walks past our Earthling heroes) Christina mentions going to Utah, a reference to the filled in museum to alien stuff that have crossed the Doctor’s path back in Dalek. There are some interesting questions: is Christina trying to save the star or is she looking to fulfill her usual ambitions? How will the mutiny turn out and is the Captain Kirk wanna-be typical of the Vodirans?

What they got wrong: The Doctor is an afterthought in this story. That would be OK if this was the Ponds Williams’ story, but it belongs to Christina. Leading my next problem: WHY IS THIS CHARACTER BACK! I hated her when the episode came out and I don’t like her any more now. Go watch Diamanda Hagan’s review of Planet of the Dead. Pretty much agree with her.

Recommendation: I hope the second part features more Doctor and friends and less Christina. It’s still a decent first part so worth a look.

Amy, you almost left him standing at the alter to fool around with the Doctor. He waited thousands of years while you healed in a huge box. YOU LOSE ANY RIGHT TO BE JEALOUS EVER!

Amy, you almost left him standing at the alter to fool around with the Doctor. He waited thousands of years while you healed in a huge box. YOU LOSE ANY RIGHT TO BE JEALOUS FOREVER!

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