Meh. I was not overly impressed.
I had an inkling just a few minutes into this episode of Dr Who, “The Time of the Doctor“, that I might be saying this later if not sooner:
Oh no, they have over-hyped a show that has none.
This Christmas special under-achieved so much that I have no doubt there will be a HUGE backlash from the Whovian camps. Moffatt may have just written the eulogy of the Doctor in this one episode. He, and I mean Moffat, might need to regenerate himself and his script-writers before too long
Well, there were a few bits that stood out in this intergalatic fanfare … [SEARCHING CYBERBANKS] … Oh, I remember now, these two bits of dialogue. A few well-written lines.
“It all just disappears, doesn’t it? Everything you are, gone in a moment. Like breath on mirror… Any moment now, he’s a comin’!”
“You. You are the Doctor.”
“Yep… and I always will be … But times change, and so must I.”
We all change. When you think about it – We are all different people, all through our lives, and that’s OK, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be!
Let’s hope the latest incarnation can put new life into the series. The last three actors made the Doctor a worldwide franchise, idol and star. The new guy needs to outshine all three combined. Meh. I doubt it will happen. But I am prepared to watch and find out.
Ah Stephen ….
Although Moffatt’s bending of the lore to suit himself sometimes annoys the hell out of me, I forgive him this time.
I can’t wait to see what Mr Capaldi brings to the role – he certainly has the acting credentials to do anything the Moff asks of him (and then some I suspect!).
There wasn’t a lot more hype than normal for the Christmas episode – since the Americans “discovered” Who – we just hear about it more and more!!
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Cathie, my forgiveness will happen only if Mr Capaldi brings a new life to the show. Scuse the pun.
I agree, now that the Yanks like The Doctor, the subtle advertising that happens sporadically is now every 4 minutes.
At least the Doctor will continue to have one thing that ALL of us will enjoy: Amazing symphonic music that crescendos at the right moments!
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