Dr Who Review: The Curse of the Black Spot

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

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Arrgh, grab a cutlas ye scurvy dogs because Doctor Who is going pirate!

Best Moment:

Loved the scene with Amy inexplicably going all Errol Flynn with the swashbuckling swordsmanship. Also loved the Doctor’s reaction to being reunited with the TARDIS while Amy is being reunited with Rory and Avery is reunited with his son. Also loved how the Doctor had to keep reassessing his theories.


Doctor Who + Pirates should equal a rip-roaring adventure. Unfortunately, the story seemed to fall flat on its face instead. There were far too many plot holes with the appearance of the siren. And why is it none of the rest of the crew could resist being taken by her but Amy was somehow always able to restrain Rory? Speaking of Rory, the whole “is Rory dead?” routine got old, very quick. Spoilers! Show ▼

Overall, the story felt not very well thought through. Which is a shame really because a pirates throwaway episode could have been an awful lot of fun.