“Here we go again...”
Or if you prefer... “I’m Scottish, I can complain about things!” (Biggest laugh in the cinema in Edinburgh, naturally.)
Amusing cinema introduction by Strax, check.
Big strange funny introduction, setting us up for a fairly light-hearted adventure that we don’t get.
Clara being worried and angry and scared and heroic. Making you wait and hope for the Doctor not to miss his cue. (Although her being as freaked out about the regeneration doesn’t quite fit her experience with Doctors, it’s easy to relate to naturally.)
The monsters (re)appearing to hit an analogy. Nice new visuals, nice new tics.
Massive closeup of an interspecies lesbian kiss. Nice one.
Hot air balloon made of human skin. Ewwwwwwwwww.
Peter Capaldi as himself was naturally quite erudite. More from him here.
Next up, Daleks, because it sort of has to be really.