Ain’t no Xmas like a Doctor Who Xmas

Thought there was no more Doctor Who til Christmas? There is a lil bit. The Children in Need Special. This particular one is more of a preview for the Christmas Special than a short stand alone. The only thing it proves is that it’s obvious Clara Oswald isn’t quite gone. And that Father Christmas is real. But we all knew that didn’t we?

Representation of this blogger, bereft at the thought there is so long to wait for the next series of Doctor Who. Please excuse artistic licence.

Approximate representation of this blogger, bereft at the thought there is so long to wait for the next series of Doctor Who. Please excuse the artistic licence taken in this rendering

If this series was all about the big Science Fiction ideas with a modicum of Doctor regen development and back story in addition to heart warming heroics (thanks to Danny), then 2014 the next series can be anything it wants to be. Victorian Gothic, or fairy tale, or horror or urban fantasy. Whatever it likes.

I’m more interested in where the writing takes The Doctor in terms of his development. Peter Capaldi is a great actor, but what he’s being made to say and do meant it has been an uneven ride from a bit mad and broken to a lot mean, a touch confused and then fixed. I could stand to see him a little less nasty in future, and also in the past and present.

Until then, there will be other things to write about.

I mean there will, won’t there?

Yes. Of course. Absolutely. Don’t look so worried.

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About Becadroit

A writer compelled to review Doctor Who episodes and art exhibitions, while also commenting on writing and submitting short stories and working on novellas.
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