So I was going to write a lengthy post about a certain TV programme that was on this evening, but I am finding it hard to get the words together. Plus I feel that if I did go on a lengthy ramble I will probably reveal a lot of things that could be classed as spoilers (I might still do, but I’ll try not to make them too obvious).
So, The Day of the Doctor really was amazing, wasn’t it? Like a lot of Whovians I’d been waiting for the 50th anniversary episode to come along, hoping that it was going to be brilliant. And it was, which I was so glad about because if it had been poor it would have been the biggest disappointment in television history – well for me it would have been.
The best things about the episode? Well, everything really, but to highlight a few things:
Seeing David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor again.
The chemistry between David Tennant and Matt Smith. The Tenth and Eleventh Doctors made a great double act, so much so that some of us on Twitter think they should make a spin-off series with them.
John Hurt’s War Doctor – a bit of a surprise really. Before the programme, I’d had him down as a very dark – even evil – incarnation from that little snippet at the end of the last full Doctor Who episode. I was actually glad that his dark side wasn’t that dark in the end, as well as the fact there was a bit of sassiness in him (keep reading for example).
War Doctor: “Oh for God’s sake!”
That little glimpse of Peter Capaldi. Or rather that of his eyes.
The various little nods to the past – UNIT scientist Osgood’s very familiar looking scarf being one prominent example.
THAT cameo towards the end of the episode.
And pretty much everything else in it.
One last mention must go to Steven Moffat. Moffat has had a lot of stick in the past and yes some of the episodes made under his reign so far haven’t always hit the mark, but he really did pull it out of the bag and made an episode that was a real celebration of the show.
I’m going to shut up now as I have actually gone into Day 24 writing this. Meh, it was hard writing this without giving loads of it away. If you haven’t watched it already, go and do it.