Monday, July 12, 2010

Lessons Learned from the Eleventh Doctor

All right. I have watched the first season of Matt Smith as Doctor Who. You may know from reading this blog, I was not overly excited when I saw the first photographs of the new Doctor. Too young, too wild the hair, just, just not right. However, all my worries evaporated following the first episode. He fits the role and a lot of credit has to go to Steven Moffat for his interpretation of the series. He did have some big shoes to fill after the departure of Russell T Davies. How do you take over from the man who brought back to life a series long thought as dead? Well he did. If I may say a few things, what I liked about Mr. Moffat's interpretation was that he gave a number of nods and acts of appreciation to the past, he didn't forget what went before him. Also he seems to have remembered that Doctor Who roots are that of a kids show, so he had enough scary stuff to make sure they did hide behind the chesterfield, but not for long. It was intense, but never for long.

What are the lessons learned from the first season?

Here are some of them, starting with Number 10

10) If your Scottish, fry something
9) Nothing beats a midnight snack of fish sticks and custard
8) if you're smart. If you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow, there's one thing you never, ever put in a trap, and that is the Doctor
7) He only comes for the dancing
6) He is the Doctor, so basically, run.
5) The words that could burn stars, raise up empires and topple gods is "Hello Sweetie".
4) Funny how you can say something in your head and it sounds fine.
3) He's not afraid of monsters, monsters are afraid of him.
2) In 1963, London was not only the coolest place on Earth, it was the coolest place in the Galaxy

And the Number One lesson learned from watching the Eleventh Doctor is

Bow Ties are Cool!

The Next Season of Doctor Who starts with the Christmas Special, 2010.

It will also feature Katherine Jenkins and Sir Michael Gambon. It should be great.

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