I fucking loved it. I even quite liked the theme music cos it was mainly old school tune.
I reckon that ep was the best Dr Who I've seen in a long while, and I'm including the old stuff and I suspect the series is going to follow in that tone.
Smith was perfect, I totally forgot how young he was, he absolutely inhabited the role.
Try this at home - watch it a second time (I have done, already) and just try to imagine David Tennant saying some of the 'bragging' lines. And you know what, they are the same lines, it's definitely the Doctor, but I prefer Smith's more restrained delivery and quiet confidence over DT's overemphatic melodrama and vocal gurning. There's definite Troughton in there, which will come to the fore more in ,later episodes (eg that clip of him asking the vamps to tell him the plan).
Biggest possible difference between this series and the previous four (and a bit)? I think it will be a noticeable lack of the cynical pessimism that RTD brought to the table.
Lots of great moments (stop reading if you want to avoid spoilers, but you shouldn't read this thread anyway in that case) but my favourites would have to include
'Who's that supposed to be? What a load of rubbish!'
'Have I got the sort of face that nobody listens to...again?'
the 'Who Da Man' cringe was well played.
Sir Patrick Moore coming on to Geoff. Delete your internet History, Geoff!
The young Amelia was brilliant and the whole food scene in the kitchen was cracking me right up.
Grabbing clothes from the hospital changing room - Pertwee/McGann ref for the win!
'Here's how to travel at the speed of light...with two diagrams...and...a...joke!'
Tardis thankfully looks great on screen compared to the pics from the Radio Times.
I realise that Matt Smith looks a bit like Chris Morris...
And a nice subtle clues as to the 'mystery' of Amy Pond - lack of parental units, moved down from Scotland, some weird readings on the scanner in the Tardis that the Dr noticed and switched off. And she flicked a switch on the control panel for some reason...
Only dodgy bits for me were the ropey CGI fx esp the Atraxi, which I assume is due to budget slashing.
Other than that, looked gorgeous.
I watched the End of Time beforehand, and the new ep seemed to be much more like the Doctor Who I wanted to see.
Dunno what anyone's kids thought about it though!