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to the point where whenever I see Jamie Mathieson’s name crop up on a DW
writing credit, I immediately anticipate a fast-paced, focused ep with a lot of
good dialogue, and “Oxygen” definitely doesn’t disappoint. This is the first DW ep in some time to deal
with the reality of space (i.e. being in vacuum, wearing suits, etc.) so it
felt a bit like moving to “hard” science fiction as opposed to the more
touchy-feely variety that the series usually deals with.
bodies in spacesuits were definitely creepy (and very good job by the makeup
department), and the bit about marketing oxygen was a clever touch that we
haven’t seen before. The story was very
clear and developed naturally, which hasn’t always been the case with Twelve
(it’s definitely a feature of the stories this season, at least so far). The supporting cast (the ones who lived,
anyway) were well-defined characters, a signal feature of Mathieson’s work –
you rarely get inert or boring secondary characters in his episodes.
Nardole gets to participate in an adventure!
Mathieson gives him a lot of snarky dialogue, and the exchanges between
him and the Doctor are the highlights of the episode. Poor Bill gets put through the wringer – she
does her best to soldier on, but we see how different she is from the
Companions we’ve gotten in the last few years; she’s much more a throwback to
the earlier Companions of the relaunch, and even Classic Who (except Ace, of
course). She’s still trying to get a
read on the Doctor, and she’s completely freaked when the Doctor leaves her to
the mercies of the Walking Dead without cracking a joke (she’s figured out that
this is generally not a good sign).
was rather anvicilious for my taste – I assume Mr. Mathieson is Scotch, as the
whole “Capitalism leads to worker dehumanization” feels like a SNP talking
point. At least he had the grace to let
the Doctor mention that humanity would move on from capitalism to “its next
mistake.” I suppose Gene Roddenberry had
much the same message, which reminds me to acknowledge the tribute to Star Trek in the opening scene. The Doctor’s lecture at the school was also a
lot of fun, and very in keeping with Mathieson’s general sensibilities – he has
a lively sense of the morbid, without ever descending into ghoulishness.
ending was pretty good, and takes us back to the secret behind the vault door –
the Doctor is now facing an extremely dangerous situation, and I have a pretty
good idea what may be behind that vault door . . .
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