The beloved British television show Doctor Who is approaching a landmark era of change. It’s the last season for lead Peter Capaldi, as well as the last season for showrunner Steven Moffat. But even as Capaldi’s Doctor becomes comfortable with viewing himself as the good guy, and produces some great commentary on true heroism, the show also devolves into socially progressive virtue signaling, and box checking.
It’s unavoidable. The dreaded comparison. Whenever a new Doctor comes to town, he must be compared to the generations before him. Every time I hear someone talk about how they don’t like Matt Smith (which is, admittedly somewhat rare), it’s always about how he’s childish or annoying compared to David Tennant. People who don’t like any of the new Doctors seem to always compare them to Tom Baker. But I’m not going to take part in the comparison game, and here’s why.
After several years with the Doctor, it’s really hard to make him feel new, especially once a new regeneration of him has been around for a few episodes. That’s one of the many reasons Blink is so impressive. It feels like you’re being introduced to him all over again.
My first thoughts? This changes everything.
It appears that the topic of “The Day of the Doctor” has been fully and completely revealed.
I’m kind of freaking out right now.
Why? Well, it’s simple. Because a Doctor that we’ve only had a meagerly hour and half of has been featured in a short film.