I’ll try to keep spoilers at bay in this post but I have to talk about the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor. Just watched the global broadcast. First let me say it so didn’t go where I thought it would. It included David Tennant, Matt Smith, John Hurt, and a walk on by Tom Baker (only a slight spoiler). The story, pre the norm, was intriguing in the way it changed the entire premise of the show without of course changing a thing.
It was one of the fastest moving hundred and twenty minutes I’ve ever spent glued to the edge of my couch. War, England, a quickie marriage everything you could ever want, with nothing you were expecting. The Doctor’s circle story line can sometimes be confusing to follow but it always comes together in the end. This end in particular was the end of an era for the Doctor with an amazing new one to begin.
I was surprised by how much I had missed David has The Doctor, having grown use to Matt over the last few seasons, it was refreshing to see the long coat running about again. The two characters for being the same man are extremely different when you see them side-by-side. David’s doctor believe it or not is a much more smart-ass of the two even when being weighed down by regret. The only downside I can note about the whole week long marathon of Doctor Who was the pre-show. It stayed very focused on the current doctor with minimum time spent on the previous doctor. I would have like to see then discuss other episodes and other doctors since this was the 50th anniversary, this of course is just a personal preference. I have soft spots for quite a few different doctors having watched the show over the last thirty some odd years of my life.
A hundred and twenty minutes of being moved to tears then laugher and back to tears. It is only one of the many reasons to love this show. The story ideas reach out and pull you in every time. The dynamics between the Doctors was amazing with little jabs snuck in by each of the Doctors. They did the doctor proud no matter which doctor is your chosen one. If you haven’t yet watched An Adventure in Time and Space I highly recommend you check it out. It gives a look at how hard it was to get the idea of a timey whimey time traveler off the ground. I’m looking forward to seeing the changes in the show as the Doctor marches on and to watching to 50th episode again to see what I missed the first time.