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?
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.