So, I’ve finally got around to buying the first season of the new Who on DVD. Thoughts will follow sporadically over the enxt wee while.
Some people have decried ‘Rose’ as being a bit naff. Some have said that the Autons needed a proper story. Every single one of these people doesn’t seem to get it. ‘Rose’ works because we see an adventure of the Doctor through the eyes of a character who isn’t part of his world… yet.
Anyway, the Autons were always a one-trick pony.
The commentary was interesting; very little on the writing of the episode and why certain design choices were made but a lot of discussion about how some of the effects (such as the JFK photo) just didn’t look right.
All in all, a good episode. It was great when I first saw it; less great now but only because it was followed by some even better stories. Still one of the best pilots ever; if I hadn’t been a fan when I watched I would have soon become one.