Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The New Doctor Who

I have to be honest. I was concerned that I would be disappointed with the new season of Doctor Who. With another actor replacing Matt Smith, I didn't know what to expect. I read a lot of articles that said Peter Capaldi was much darker, and had a turbulent relationship with his lovely young companion, Clara Oswald (who is played by Jenna Coleman, of whom I am a fan). So I was a little worried that my adoration for this show would fizzle.

Boy, was I wrong. Holy epic win, Batman, it is OUTSTANDING.

So much, in fact, I actually like Season 8 more than Season 7. Both actors are great individually, but Peter and Jenna are absolute perfection as a team. They are now in my top three favorite Doctors/Companions of the entire canon, and that's really saying something.

So gorgeous.

We're headed toward episode six in the season, and every character has been strong and memorable so far. That's not always the case, but I honestly like every character at the moment. I am hoping the last half of the season will maintain its momentum and keep us on the edge of our seats. There is a rumor of Jenna leaving the series in a huge way at Christmas, which will rip my Whovian heart out, but I can't wait to see what happens.

Don't leave me, Clara. Don't do it girl.

I'm a member of several local Doctor Who groups on the gulf coast, and I've had a blast analyzing each episode and throwing theories out there to the fandom. I even made the trip to Gautier and watched the premiere at a gaming shop that was showing it on their big screen TV. The best part about that night was my first photo in a BBC officially licensed TARDIS!

I was in full-blown geek mode. I'd say forgive me for the bad pic, but I'm not sorry.

Indy 500, my rolling walker, was a couple of steps outside camera range. Glad I didn't break my neck getting in and out of the police box. That would have been a heck of a way to go.

Two days later, Indy and I drove to Gulfport and went to the theater to watch it again with other Whovians. It was a sold out event!

Doctor Who is a wonderful, positive force in the entertainment world. I'm glad I get to share a planet with it.