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THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR

dw31I had very mixed feelings about this Christmas Doctor Who episode. I usually love them. It’s Christmas and Doctor Who. I was thrilled it was the 800th episode of Doctor Who. It had Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, Silence. Who could ask for anything more?

Yet it was bittersweet as we had to say adieu to this most recent regeneration of The Doctor, played by the lively, frenetic, and talented Matt Smith.

I’m keeping an open mind, as I have with all The Doctors since after Tom Baker left. I didn’t keep an open mind with Peter Davison. I was determined I would not like him because I didn’t believe anyone was going to be as good as Tom Baker. Frankly, I still don’t think anyone is quite as good, but I did like Davison. Glad I gave him a chance.

But I have learned an important life lesson in these 33 years. Different isn’t always bad, it’s just different. Sometimes when things change it’s for the better. Sometimes just as good in other ways.  Or interesting in other ways. Of course, sometimes change is also bad (cough, Colin Baker, cough, cough Sylvester McCoy).

Nevertheless I’m resolved to give Peter Capaldi, dw8the latest Doctor a chance. I love Capladi‘s work, so I think he’ll do a wonderful job. After all, as much as I still miss David Tennant (I didn’t want you to go), I loved Matt Smith’s portrayal of The Doctor.

So I watched The Time Of The Doctor, perched on the edge of my proverbial seat, thrilled by the action and story, loving the interaction between the characters…watched in horror and surreal awe as the bow tie dropped to the floor.

Capaldi’s intro was brief like many others, he burbled on about his kidneys and asked his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) if she knew how to fly the TARDIS (oh oh, that’s can’t be good) and he’s kept his Scottish accent. I like him as an actor so I’m giving him a chance.

But I still miss David Tennant…and Peter Davison…and Jon PertweeMatt Smith and Jon Simm (I know, he was The Master, not The Doctor, but he was awesome so incrediliciously stupendous . He and David Tennant had the world’s best bad bromance). dw3

Anyway, we’ve learned from The Doctor that although “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… timey wimey… Stuff.”

So who knows where we’ll see Matt Smith, Tom Baker, David Tennant, Jon Simm, etc. next?  So whatever you do, don’t blink.dw34

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5 thoughts on “THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR

  1. I got a good feeling about this one from his intro…but I thought the timing was a bit off (The Christmas special, I was expecting at least a part of another season for Matt Smith).

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  2. THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR
    Dr. Who is one of the shows, that I don’t watch….but my husband and friends watch it, so it must be a good show

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  3. I think it will be the same with Capaldi like it was with Matt before. Oh i love David and he´s so brilliant. After a few Episodes i also fall in love with Matt. He give the Doctor not only a new face, he changed the complete Series. I´m so excited to see what DW will be if Peter Capaldi comes in. I love the scene when he drop his bow tie. ;_;

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