Up late on Saturday night and thinking deep thoughts…
Matt Smith maybe the first Doctor who didn’t need an “adjustment period”. I warmed to him immediately.
Of course, Matt Smith was the first Doctor who I knew in advance was coming, the rest of the regenerations had taken me by surprise.
I love Amy and Rory. Their dynamic is just so darned… cute.
Of course, if this were an American show, now that the couple had gotten married, the producers would be trying to shoe horn in a baby to raise ratings.
Although it would be kind of interesting to see Matt Smith’s Doctor react to a baby…
Steven Moffat: we do NOT want a baby.
I cant wait to see more of the inside of the Tardis. The wardrobe, the library, the pool.
With all of the classic series to mine, I wonder what villains have yet to rear their ugly heads on the new series? If the Sontarans are still around, does that mean the Rutons are as well? How about the Rani? Surely she survived the Time War. And if she did, she and the Doctor are the last two Time Lords in the universe….
I think there’s a bar joke in there somewhere.
Not that the original monsters haven’t been good. On the contrary, I have found the monsters created for the new series to be awesome, from the Ood, to the Slitheen. Even those aquatic fishmen with the aqua breathers were great. And most of these (I hate to say it) have been about a gazillion times more interesting than the “let’s put a piece of latex over this part of your face” Star Trek villains.
Glenn got me some authentic Jelly Babies for Christmas. I have now run out, and can feel the shakes starting.
The Sonic “Swiss Army” Screwdriver may be the most overused plot device since dumping the warp core.
Slightly Psychic Paper may be the best. So much of the classic series was spent trying to convince the guards they really should listen to you despite the fact that you’re dressed like a Rock Band character. Scripts were cut in half by this convention.
I wonder if we are doing a bit of a disservice to those WHO have come before, by calling it “Classic Series” and “New Series”? Isn’t that kinda like New Coke? I used to get upset with people for calling Star Trek “Classic Trek” or “The Original Series”. Uh-uh. All those that came after have monikers. Next Gen, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise. Star Trek is just Star Trek, leave it at that.
I love that the show has worked so hard to remember it’s roots. This is NOT a reboot.
I cant wait for Doctor Who: The Movie (or as I’ll always think of it, “Doctor Who: 1996”) to come out on DVD. They were lucky to get Paul McGann, and foolish to squander him. I watch it and think oh, what might have been…
But then I think about what might not have been. No new series for us if the “Americanized” Doctor had taken off. And surely he and Grace would be married and have five kids wandering the halls of the Tardis by now, probably still looking for the pool.
They should check in the library.