Just watched episode 12 of Doctor Who, the penultimate episode of the year. It has been left open for some interesting times in future episodes and/or even a spin off series of the 2 immortal ladies. I would have expected a spin off from the Doctors Daughter episode considering that the Doctors Daughter was played by the real life daughter of one of the Doctors and is married to another of the Doctors, talk about keeping it the family.
I must admit that I have not been the greatest fan of the Peter Capaldi (I do like the actor himself) iteration of the Doctor but I do not think they could have gotten anybody better for the last 3 episodes. Finally his passion, his imagination, his commitment is coming through. His voice alone gave us the depths of his feelings, it was completely different from his normal voice, his classical theatre training/experience shone through.
There is a confession that I have to make, that is I watched the original airing of Doctor Who, with the original Doctor, giving a hint of my age. I was hooked on and loved every episode until Sylvester McCoy took over, for some reason I took an instant dislike to the man and I still do not know why. I have watched his episodes since and I still think he was one of if the worst Doctors ever but I did enjoy his episodes on the 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) viewing. My favourite Doctor to date has to be Christopher Eccleston for the simple reasons that he brought new life to the franchise and he was absolutely brilliant. My favourite Doctor for entertainment and likeability has to be David Tennant closely followed by Matt Smith. These people have introduced The Doctor to at least 2 more generations, let’s hope that the BBC and the world in general maintain an affection and it continues for 50+ more years.
P.S. If what I just said does not give you the impression that I am a great Doctor Who fan well – I AM, from the beginning, more than 50 years ago and hopefully for another 50 to come.
Cannot wait for the Christmas episode coming up in a few days.