To me, the 2nd half of the current season of Doctor Who is striking out. I thought "Let's Kill Hitler" was pretty bad, aside from the plot devices dealing with River Song. To me, the tiny people inside the human-sized robot came straight out of the craptastic Eddie Murphy movie "Meet Dave". Making a not-good motion comic instead of filming a motorcycle chase sequence was a sign of laziness & lack of money. The following episode ("Night Terrors") was'nt that much better. The old lady getting sucked into the garbage pile, where'd that come from? Pretty amazing how Amy was miraculously cured from turning into a doll-person.
When I first read the DW cost-cutting rumors, I thought they were just that, rumors. But looking at what's been shown so far, it looks to be true.