Cool Things from “A Good Man…”

Well, that was quite an epic bit of Saturday night entertainment wasn’t it? Lost lovers reunited, new loves lost and a certain reveal about the identity of a certain lady, you know who we’re talking about!

But during the main events that unfolded, did you spot some of the utter gems that Steven Moffat wrote in that really made A Good Man goes to War such an enjoyable experience? You probably did but has made a note of them for anyone who missed those wonderful moments.

Rory finally, really and properly stepping up to be the man he was meant to was a great start to the episode, as those Cyber ships exploded around him and he didn’t flinch an eyelash? Brilliant! Plus a lovely little cameo from the Cybermen of our universe only to have most of them wiped out within the blink of an eye so that the Doctor could get his message across. How much do you think that little throwaway scene cost?

River also gets two birthdays in this episode and spends both of them with the Doctor, that’s birth and latest birthday (however old she is) within the space of mere hours, talk about full circle.

Viewers concerned that Moffat would start excluding gay couples as some part of a “straight agenda” need not be concerned, not only do you have the incredibly in-sync “fat one and thin one” duo but you also get a cross species, same sex relationship between a Silurian woman and her human associate. Cue fantastic visual gag of Silurian asking her lady friend why she puts up with her rudeness only to extend her very long tongue, knock out the guard trying to escape and the two ladies exchanging knowing glances! Very risqué, very fun and very Moffat!

And the Sontaran nurse! Has a Sontaran ever been so…likeable and funny? Genuinely thinking that the little boy he was tending to found the thought of being slain on the battlefield in the future comforting. And offering his own milk to feed the baby? One of the funniest Doctor Who gags ever. Didn’t you just want the whole gang that the Doctor had amassed to all survive for possible future encounters?


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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