Doctor Who: “The Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” is a fun action-packed adventure
Season 7.5 of Doctor Who has proved to be nothing but quality fun and adventure. The latest episode “The Journey To The Centre of The TARDIS” is no exception.
Spoiler Alert! Do not read further if you have not yet watched this episode.
Of all of the upcoming Doctor Who episodes this year, I have to admit that this one was my most highly anticipated. Ever since Stephen Moffat mentioned that we would see much more of the TARDIS in an interview at February’s Gallifrey One, I have been chomping at the bit for that to happen. And now that it has, I can say that I am utterly satisfied.
This episode begins with Clara, once more, wondering why the TARDIS doesn’t like her. The Doctor tries to assure his companion by allowing her to take over the controls of the ship, but as he does so, a salvage team decides to take the little blue box in as part of a haul. They do so and the TARDIS is damaged, The Doctor is thrown out and Clara goes missing. The Doctor takes the salvage team into the “bigger on the inside” ship in order to find his companion and, hopefully, fix his Sexy Old Girl.
Meanwhile, there are some creepy things chasing Clara down through the TARDIS halls and rooms. Fortunately, The Doctor, who is clever as ever, figures everything out and uses his knowledge of wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey to save the day.
Yep, that’s the best way I can describe it.
This episode is a joy to watch. Seeing all of the different rooms of the TARDIS that we have never seen before was delightful. We knew she had a pool, but actually seeing it? Priceless! And what about that large Gallifreyan library (where Clara reads The Doctor’s name in a book about the Time War)? Or all of those weird jars of what seem to be anecdotes of Gallifreyan history?
In this episode, we get to discover that the TARDIS is a more magical place than Hogwarts (eat your heart out Harry Potter). And seeing its heart (although it was broken) gave me goosebumps (along with the collapsed star kept in one of her innermost chambers).
Yes, there was a bit of story here in this episode, along with the usual running around, but the TARDIS was the star this time, front and center. It was she that we saw the story through and she did not disappoint (can we give a best acting trophy to a blue box?).
My favorite line from this episode? “Don’t get into a spaceship with a mad man.”
Next week’s Doctor Who sees the return of my favorite crimefighting team: Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax.
(I reailze my review is shorter than usual this week. I blame the flu I’m still trying to shake. Hopefully, my head will be more in the game next week.)