Doctor Who Liveblog: S05E08 – The Hungry Earth, by Chris Chibnall

I am liveblogging each episode of Doctor Who as I watch it. This is more or less a raw stream of consciousness list of things I am considering and wondering about as I watch. (Sometimes I add links later for reference, but otherwise it’s all exactly what I typed at the time.) In the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone I am putting all of it behind the jump.

This episode is the eighth episode of Season Five (or Thirty-One depending who you ask), called The Hungry Earth. BBC Page

2020 AD? Hrm.
Hory Clap I swear that was Felicia Day for a minute.
Cute kid. I wonder why he has trouble.
Further than anyone’s drilled into the Earth before? That won’t end well.
Storeroom’s out? Oh all the cameras are out?
They couldn’t be more obvious if Mo was wearing a red shirt!
Oh look, the hole got him. This here is my shocked face.
(credits)
Rio? No.
Why is Amy wearing a coat if she is “dressed for Rio”?
It’s them!?
Weird.
Oh I love a big mining thing. Hee!
He’s worried about the ring? Aww.
So bossy little Ambrose called…the cops for something?
No body in a grave? Hrm. And not from above?
“How is that possible”? I’m pretty sure Rory knows a guy who can help. (:
Of course Amy went to help. And of course it got her too.
Shutting down the drill doesn’t seem to help.
And there she goes. What’s he going to do about it?
Oh and Elliott is a cute kid with an adorable accent and headphones. This could be bad, or maybe not.
Bioprogramming? Interesting.
Still hearing drilling? Thaaaat’s not a…GOOD sound…
Hoo boy. This looks serious.
What is WITH the sky!? That looks….creepy.
Oh good, everyone’s trapped.
I have to say, I do like Rory and the Doctor a bit. This might be fun.
Covering with sensors eh? I guess we’ll see what these are, huh?
Ambrose is better than this? Oh I doubt it.
I like Elliott better when he’s not making his serious face.
“They’re scared of me.” I like that. He does not appear to be pleased about it. Much.
He let the kid leave? Oh here we go.
Smooches! You go Tony!
DON’T DISS THE SONIC! Good advice.
More shaking? And no power. Lovely. They’re learning aren’t they?
Please tell me the don’t want the kid.
So it’s a Predator?
AH!
What is it?
And it got him.
Oh good. Ambrose wanted to shoot/tase them, and now they’ve got her son, and her husband and injured her pa. It is SO on.
Hostages? That’s not usually the Doctor’s MO either…
So they’re keeping her asleep? Why keep her at all? It’s not for information.
Wow. And it’s a mask?
Hey look a face!
“No, because I’m the last of my species and I know how it sits in a heart, so don’t insult me!” Beautiful sentence.
Warrior class?
What will he sacrifice? His entire species if I recall.
So they were here first? Interesting. I rather like this.
“If she lives, so do Elliott, and Mo, and Amy…” She’s so dead. And Ambrose will be the one who kills her.
“We return their hostage, they return ours…” I was waiting to hear “EVERYBODY LIVES!” http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Doctor_Dances
If you are the best you can be. Oh Doctor. You put such faith in humanity. And you get shafted every time, don’t you darling?
Nasreen applauded him. Oh I do like her.
“It’ll be dangerous.” “Eh, so’s crossing the road.” Yes. I like her a lot.
Oh I like her better now that she didn’t exclaim it was bigger on the inside. (:
At least she gave me a “Fantastic!”
Hijacked? Oh noes! Sucked into the Earth? At least they’ll get a good look round, right?
“One of you will kill me.” She’s right. I’m sad for her because it’s true.
Ack! He’s green!? That’s where Alaya got him right?
I think I’d like Nasreen as a companion. She’s fun like Donna was.
Is that Mo? It is! And he got dissected? YIKES!
A dozen? Oh it’s worse. The music tells me it’s a LOT worse. And the music is SO right about it!

I like this one overall. Creepy, funny bits, and humanity. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!