I really enjoyed the first episode of the new season of Doctor Who.
An enjoyable romp with time travel, aliens, a threat to the Earth and regeneration issues.
I had my reservations about Matt Smith and Steven Moffat taking over the lead role and executive productor respectively. However I think my reservations were unwarranted. An excellent first episode, though a couple of things caught my eye.
Firstly in the scene where the Doctor asks is the planet Earth protected we see a (classic) Sea Devil.
This to me is a bit of a clue that we may see them in a future episode.
So I ask are these the new Sea Devils?
The screen capture is from the bit at the end of the episode where we see what is coming up in the new season.
The (heat) weapons and the mesh on the arms is very similar to the classic Sea Devils.
Steven Moffat did say back in July 2008 that we shouldn’t expect to see old monsters.
Steven Moffat has told Doctor Who fans to expect “new monsters” when he becomes the show’s executive producer and lead writer.
He told fans not to expect too many appearances from old characters.
“We’re not in the business of being nostalgic, we’re making nostalgia for the future, new monsters, new friends.”
Well it looks like we will be seeing a few, the Weeping Angels (created by Moffat) are in the new series, we have seen the Daleks and now Sea Devils.
Should be a good series.