The Eleventh Hour and the Eleventh Doctor

Have I lowered my standards or am I just coming at this from a new perspective?



I like the new doctor.  Let's not get crazy, I don't think he's David Tennant, but I can see that he's channeling David, which is okay for now, I hope that Matt Smith will make his own mark as the doctor, but right now, even though I've only seen one episode of the new season, I like him.

I was having a chat with a longtime, probably before I was born (I'm 24) Doctor Who fan, who doesn't like the new doctor.  Is this an old/young thing?  Or is it because I started with David and I've seen most of Christopher E.'s episodes?  Do I like Matt Smith because I'm not a life long fan?  Is it because he did better than what I thought he was going to do?  I don't know.


But a few of the complaints I didn't think were that big of a deal, like, why did he keep getting into and out of the TARDIS?  Well, because the TARDIS was repairing itself.  I think another issue older fans may have is the age of the new duo.  Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are in their twenties, does that make them the youngest doctor/companion team?  Another complaint is why would this little girl be home alone?  My answer: It happens more often than you would like to think about.  Why would she still be in the same house?  It was passed down to her.  Why would she let a strange man out of a box into her house?  She's 10 years old and she was scared of the crack in her wall.

But more than that, I think Amelia is crazy.  And not because of the doctor I think he exasperated her already existing insanity. So why wouldn't a crazy 10 year old let a strange man into her house?

I don't think any romance is going to happen between Amelia Pond and The Doctor because he doesn't roll like that and she's insane. 

My only, only, only complaint of the episode is the 20 minutes thing.  It felt like the middle of the episode had strange pacing.  There's this alien who takes on the form of a man/dog there's other aliens saying they're going to destroy the Earth, ignoring that, that was the whole plot to Men In Black, The Doctor spends what feels like ten minutes telling everyone that they have 20 minutes to rescue the Earth.


I thought Caitlin Blackwood as young Amelia was a perfect cast, which made for a hilarious scene.  "Carrots?! Are you insane!"  I didn't get the Scottish - fry something joke.  Do Scottish people like to fry things?  But the whole thing was adorable until he didn't come back for 12 years and then another 2, heh.  But I see why the two years was necessary (gasps! The weeding, lol.)

That was it, but I hear in these upcoming episodes there's Dalkes, Churchill and Alex Kingston, so I'm looking forward to what's to come.  And oh yeah, The Weeping Angels!  I like the new TARDIS, I always thought the old one was okay, I was hoping that the tenth doctor would get a new one before he left, but ah well.  I don't like the new opening, I like the old arrangement of the music and I like how the TARDIS stops and slows down in the old opening.  I have a thing about openings, I check out every detail like that, it's an issue.

Comments

  1. Hi. I'm an old fan from the U.S. I've been watching Doctor Who since I was 11 or 12 (I'm now about 34). I think the new Doctor is great.

    I'm not bothered by the young thing. I think that, yes, casting young actors is a shameless attempt to appeal to a younger audience. I also think it will work, and Karen/Amy is smokin' hot and Matt's not too bad looking either and I don't even roll that way. In other words: shameless sure, but so overwhelmingly effective that, that doesn't matter.

    The TARDIS marches on...

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    Furry cows moo and decompress.

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  2. thanks for your comment, even though I'm two weeks left

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