But it is getting harder each week to slip into the sea of escapism that Dr Who had previously provided with accomplished ease.
I’ve already stated I think the problem with the new series is Donna, the Time Lord’s latest assistant.
It isn’t just Catherine Tate’s portrayal of Donna I’m struggling with, but the script and direction seems to be veering off down the sketch show route.
Now we get the return of a familiar set of baddies from previous Dr Who incarnations – namely the Sontarans.
But even these updated aliens seem to owe a lot to the Catherine Tate Show.
Maybe, maybe not?
It was good to see Dr Martha Jones return and the chemistry between her and the Time Lord was evident.
But it also served to highlight the stumbling start to the new series.
I’ll keep trying. Dr Who has earned some loyalty given the paucity of Saturday evening entertainment we usually get served up.
But loyalty can only stretch so far.