HELLO 13TH DOCTOR Ι TWICE UPON A TIME REVIEW

p05nrwnrDecember 2017   Ι   Season 11   Ι   Episode 00   Ι   Rachel Talalay


In this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special we get to follow the 12th Doctor and the 1st Doctor on their adventure through the galaxy. Joined by the Captain and Bill, they all find themselves standing face to face with some rather see through aliens. 

If you didn’t know, I kind of live for Doctor Who and I believe it was a little more than a year ago that I decided to go back to 1963 (not literally unfortunately, haven’t mastered time travel yet),  and watch all the 26 seasons and the movie to get the full Doctor Who experience. It took me a really long time, but oh was it worth it. So you can imagine how happy I was to hear that they were bringing back the 1st Doctor for this years Christmas episode, even though I knew it wouldn’t be my 1st Doctor (since William Hartnell is no longer with us). As one who has experienced quite a lot of the 1st Doctor, I am a little disappointed over how he was portrayed because I didn’t really feel like it was the 1st Doctor. I do however think it was a great attempt and a brilliant idea.

So getting into the whole plot I have to say that I’m a tad disappointed. I want more Christmas!! The Doctor Who Christmas specials I’ve enjoyed the most have been the ones that reminded me of Christmas. I can not say this one did. To this day I have to say that A Christmas Carol with Matt Smith is my absolute favorite Christmas special because that one felt like Christmas.

To my surprise, I found the Captain to be a very fascinating character and even if he might have had a smaller role, he put much to the story. Seeing Bill again was also very pleasant, even if her purpose might have been a tad vague. The aliens were also quite a question mark for me and I had a hard time seeing their purpose and/or threat as well.

The whole episode itself was very intriguing and emotional. I feel like we had characters being emotional from all sides and I really enjoyed that because it felt like this episode needed to be more emotional  due to Peter Capaldi’s goodbye. The last scene with him was also marvelous and they really managed to write the grand speech for the 12th Doctor. They captured one of the Doctors great qualities, which is delivering an amazing speech.

I am really looking forward to seeing the 13th Doctor now and I think she is going to do a brilliant job. Jodie Whittaker, take us by storm.

My rating: 7/10

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I DID IT – 26 Seasons of Doctor Who [+ Doctor Who: The Movie]

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This journey has been going on for such a long time and I can’t believe that I am finally done. What am I going to do with my life now?? It has been 8 amazing Doctors and I am super glad that I got to experience them all. I loved them all, I mean really really loved them and their extraordinary personalities. I can’t believe I managed to watch a series from 1963-1989 (+ 1996). I usually don’t like old movies/series so it wasn’t easy for me to start watching this one, but I did it anyway and now I’m so happy (and I feel so empty too).

Stumblr_msr2a7tcig1s04373o1_500o, who was my favorite Doctor? Well, I truly can’t answer that, but if I’m being honest I have to say that the 6th Doctor was probably my least favorite of them all (but I still liked him). I thought he was a little too harsh and didn’t really have any special personality. He did however become more likeable throughout the episodes, and in the end I was sad to see him go. I was also very surprised over how much I actually loved the 5th Doctor, I wish I could have seen more of him. I think he was both fun and kind and I just fell for him. I feel like he should receive more attention! Peter Davison was actually at Comic Con in London when I was there but I had just started on the 4th Doctor so I didn’t meet him, oh boy do I regret it now.

Now, do I have any favorite episode? There are so many episodes that it is almost impossible to choose. I must however mention that both The Five Doctors and Paradise Towers was two extraordinary episodes I adored. I couldn’t take my eyes of the screen, that is how good they were.

Any thoughts about the movie? The movie was amazing, loved it! I am a little sad that a whole regeneration was spent only on one movie, that is so little time. They were planning on continuing the Doctor Who series, but more for Americans, with the 8th Doctor Paul McGann but that never happened. Overall I would say that the movie was eventful and fun but I wouldn’t have minded seeing Paul McGann in the classic Doctor Who series, it would have been so fun to watch him for a couple of seasons. He definitely deserved more screen time, and I would have wanted to see more of him as the 8th Doctor because I really liked him.

tumblr_mkyjzwhtrk1rbegm3o3_1280I’m going to stop myself from writing more now. I could write about this all day but I don’t want to make the post too long. To summarize it all I am once again going to say that I love all the Doctors and I am not regretting a moment of all the time I spent watching them. This definitely made me love Doctor Who more and I feel like I understand the whole Doctor Who universe more. Although, there are still pieces of information and connections that my mind is trying to piece together but I might never truly understand the whole Whoniverse. Now I might have time to exercise or read a book… Nah who am I kidding?!? I will probably start watching something new, perhaps The Sarah Jane Adventures.

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