Doctor Who RETURNS!
WARNING! THIS BLOG CONTAINS SPOILERS. IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENT ON DOCTOR WHO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
If you know me, and you may not at all, I LOVE Doctor Who. It makes me feel all the feels I have ever felt. I will laugh, yell, and cry. I love a lot of nerd things, but nothing has captured my heart and imagination more than the Lord of Time.
The season 8 premiere “Deep Breath” graced our television screens on Saturday, but I waited until Monday evening! Yes, avoiding the internet and potential spoilers was a difficult task, but successful nonetheless. I ventured off with my fellow Whovians, Kristin and Ryan, to see the newest episode on the big screen. As if there was any other way to see it… Kristin’s husband made fun of her for wearing a Tardis scarf to the theater. She nearly died when I showed up dressed like this!
Honestly, if you aren’t wearing a fez, you aren’t doing it right. One day Greg might understand… one day.
The season 8 premiere held a particular weight as it marked the first appearance of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. Acclimating to a new Doctor can be a difficult task. People, in general do not like change. Nerds HATE change. It took me about 3 episodes to fully accept Tennant. It was nearly an entire season before I really saw Matt Smith as the Doctor. However, from the moment Capaldi poked his head out of the Tardis I knew I was looking at and experiencing the Doctor. Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax helped ease the transition for fans as familiar faces tend to do.
It was the moment with The Doctor and Clara in the restaurant that solidified everything. The dynamic between the new Doctor and his companion was set. Honestly, I think the 12th Doctor and Clara work better than the 11th Doctor.
There are so many twists and turns! A moment when you think that the Doctor abandons Clara! It seems impossible, but one of the best things about Doctor Who is anything can happen, literally ANYTHING.
Many questions are left in the wake of the premiere:
- Why did the Doctor pick that face? He can’t quite remember… (This is a throw back to the season 4 episode The Fires of Pompeii in which Capaldi played a character. Yes, they are going to explain why he’s in both places. I’m curious and excited for this answer).
- Who left the message in the paper? Someone is determined to keep the Doctor and Clara together, but WHO?!
- Who is Missy?! Heaven has never been more terrifying and Missy scares the crap out of me. Missy is likely to be the recurring villain of the season.
This Whovian is excited for what is to happen next!