Hallucinogenic lipstick, clerics in camouflage and a maze ball. The Weeping Angels must be back!
In the coolest cold-open since Sean Connery unzipped his wetsuit to reveal pristine evening-wear underneath, River Song sends The Doctor a pick-me-up through time and thus their paths cross again. In the hold of a recently crashed spaceship, there rests a terrifying life form that can never die.
Under the command of Father Octavian (played by Iain Glen of Sir Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones fame), and ably assisted by militant clerics Christian, Angelo and Bob… The Eleventh Doctor, River Song and Amy Pond must now venture into the dark and scary catacombs of the extinct Aplan civilisation, with statues aplenty, before the marble menace gets too juiced up on warp-drive radiation or something like that.
This review covers The Time of Angels, part one of the double feature that also encompasses Flesh and Stone. We’ll be dropping our review of that second part in two weeks’ time.