30 Days of Doctor Who Day 15: Which episode or scene made you feel all the feels?
Because happy feels totally count yes ok"I know you don’t. And in years to come, you might find yourself revisiting a few. But just the old favourites, eh? “
Well, let me put it plainly, if Twelve’s not The Valeyard, he’s whatever leads to it, I’m almost completely certain of that.
Overall, Twelve is definitely adjustment and even after reading a few of the leaked scripts, I’m only just lukewarm to this regeneration at the moment. As for what Twelve will become:
It’s far too early to define him. But, then again, you’re talking to someone who’s pretty ambivalent to several of The Doctor’s previous incarnations, specifically Two, Six, Seven, Nine and Ten.
So I’m not going to hope for a conflictive Doctor, I’m going to hope if Capaldi is going for a Classic Doctor to emulate, he’s more like Three, Four or Five. But that’s purely personal hope.
And I know even if Twelve isn’t my cup of tea as an incarnation, with Doctor Who I stay around for the continuing story and the character, not for whomever is playing The Doctor, so I don’t mind if the current Doctor is a personal favourite incarnation or not.
I’m not sure how I feel about the whole ‘no flirting’ in Capaldi’s Who.
I mean, I get it. Obviously Peter’s not comfortable with the idea of flirting with a woman who’s not much older then his daughter, and as a classic Who fan he probably doesn’t see why romance is necessary in the show. And I wouldn’t disagree with him, flirting between companions isn’t necessary, in fact as someone who greatly disliked the rose/10 relationship I would say it can ruin perfectly good characters and story lines.
However, I don’t like this idea that romance doesn’t ‘belong’ in Doctor Who, or sci-fi in general. Love, romance, sex, relationships, these are all part of everyday life in one way or another. Why cut it out of the show completely just to make a point? I dunno, I never expected there to be a Clara/12 romance anyway, so that doesn’t really bother me.
I just don’t see why the odd bit of flirting is such a horrible thing. People are starting to compare Doctor Who with Twilight, which is ridiculous (and frankly offensive). It suggests that romance is somehow demeaning to the show, which I think is unfair.
Romance ≠ bad
Romance ≠ unintelligent
Romance ≠ fanciful
as the next season of doctor who approaches its time for me to wrestle with the question
does my faith in peter capaldi outweigh my distrust of steven moffat
I am familiar with that question.
APPARENTLY THEY’RE YELLING AT EACH OTHER ON SET AND THE GENERAL VIBE IS PETER CAPALDI DECLARING THAT HE WILL NOT BE CHASED OFF THIS SHOW
“I didn’t want to be Doctor Who in a Doctor Who I didn’t like. I had to be convinced the show was going in a direction I was interested in. I had to think carefully about the level of visibility. My life was blessed, but as soon as this happened I had paparazzi outside my house. People spoke to me before and recognised me, but nothing like this. I had to decide if I was ready to live with that, because once that genie is out of the bottle, it doesn’t go back in. I thought, ‘You’ve loved this since you were a kid, how can you not be Doctor Who?’” - Peter Capaldi
At this point my biggest concern is that Capaldi may be a little too old school in regards to his performance The Doctor, because of his love of the Classic era. I hope he does find a balance, and brings into his performance some of what Modern Who has done, because it’s not that I don’t love the Classic references we’ll be getting, but I am concerned by what I’ve read of his Doctor, nevertheless.
I love Classic Who, but I don’t think the audience of now is prepared to go back that far with The Doctor’s character. Fair enough if something is off with his regeneration, but I hope that’s explained well enough for a general audience to catch on he’s not entirely himself.
You know, Doctor Who fandom, each producer/ head writer/ show runner in Doctor Who's history have made changes, drastic or small, in the era they're in charge of.
Some of the things off the top of my head include, but are not limited to:
- Making the show a mix of science-fiction and…