With all this excitement about the upcoming Christmas special which will be sure to set off a few tears, I thoughts I’d talk about what I’m expecting when it returns next year with a brand spanking new Doctor!
It was announced early this year that the Christmas Special will be Matt Smith’s final adventure in the Tardis, leaving the path clear for Peter Capaldi to take his place. Whilst many fans weren’t to thrilled about it, I think it was needed. Firstly, Capaldi isn’t too old to be the doctor – he’s the same age William Hartnell was when the show first started. Ironically, this is happening in it’s 50th anniversary year all over again…
I think the show needed a change, and before you start yelling at me in the comments, hear me out. The show got ridiculously silly, when it was amazing it was just that: amazing, but some of the story lines just got a bit tedious and a bit…bleh. You know what I mean? We need to give the Doctor a reason, something which the 50th has given. They’ve given the doctor a reason to be travelling. I think it was perfect.
The show’s format just didn’t work last year, with the split. I personally think they should have done what David Tennant did in his final year; have the 5 episodes with the Pond as special throughout the year, and then have the rest of the season start back up with Clara instead of having a hiatus just like the Americans. I mean I know it’s doing super well in America which is great but it’s an English show, don’t go all American on us now. We’re paying for it.
I hope they go back to their old format because it worked, it was brilliant and I looked forward to Easter and Spring because of Doctor Who. If they are going to have a break, let’s not make it a 7 month break shall we? It was a tad too long, by then most people had forgotten what happened within the series.
I think Capaldi will bring it back it’s former glory, it will be scary, it will be epic and brilliant ( I hope) we won’t have silly story lines that have nothing to do with aliens wanting to wipe out entire planets. It’s great, I think it became too soap like. I hope the stories will mature and make kids afraid of Doctor Who again, because I think it’s best when that happens. When you sit down knowing you’re going to get scared out of your wits, you can then breathe a sigh of relief when the Doctor saves the day.
Hopefully I’m not on my own here, tell me what you think!
Watch the Doctor Who Christmas Trailer here: