The discovery of the authentic remains of prehistoric giants has revived a very old riddle, which has always puzzled the learned.
- Bernard Heuvelmans, On the Track of Unknown Animals
Me: Well, the trailer's more of a trailer than I thought it was going to be. It’s also mixture of car advert, a 2D version of a 3D experience and the bullet-time opening credits to Watchmen and divisive like you wouldn't imagine. Once again, Atlantis sinks beneath the waves of a newly-melted internet.
I don't know. I probably liked it but I can't tell any more. This is another reason to step away and do something else for a bit.
We watched The Enemy of the World last night - actually watched it. It's brilliant - as suspected - and I found it much more exciting than the trailer.
The trailer knows it's going to be pulled apart by wannabe-geneticists, hoping to piece together The Day of the Doctor from stray DNA - that's how it's been designed. It’s an easter egg hunt. It's also a call-back of sorts to the first Doctor Who 3D trailer, the one that ran before Alice in Wonderland. They both look lovely because that's how they've been built - there's no point getting angry with them: you might as well shout at the future. It won't care, it's happening anyway.
The Enemy of the World resembles nothing less than a living, breathing, moving fossil. It’s the Loch Ness Monster for real1 – a coelacanth; a sabre tooth tiger; a dodo. Likewise, The Web of Fear proves that Yeti exist.
So, we should admire the shiny promotional tool, but throw our arms around the impossible. And cryptozoologist Phillip Morris deserves a hug too.
The Him yawns.
Me: Seriously? I thought that got quite moving at the end.
1. So it wasn’t the Borad all along. And I guess this means the Zygons will have given up dairy too.