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Friday, January 1, 2010

New Doctor Who = Doctor NO

Well, I just finished watching Doctor Who Part 1&2: The End of Time. While the story and episodes were absolutely amazing, the new Doctor is just a big NO.

I cried at David Tennant's final performance as the Doctor spent his final moments saying a silent goodbye to all the people who have journeyed with him these past three seasons. Each moment was more heart breaking than the next and I wonder if David Tennant himself was feeling even a bit remorseful at his decision to leave the show.

Seeing the 10th Doctor agonize over the idea of changing into the new 11th Doctor truly did not help my feelings in the end for the new 11th Doctor when he finally happened upon the scene and perhaps I am being too critical as I am, like many others around the world, truly attached to David Tennant as MY Doctor, but I can't help but think and feel like the new 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, was trying far too hard to be like David Tennant.

Granted it is only Matt Smith's first appearance as the Doctor and hardly one worth making a huge judgment upon but he did not connect to me the way David Tennant did when he made his first appearance. Yes I wasn't very attached to David Tennant either when he first joined but his introduction was quite amazing, he reminded me sort of a British Jim Carrey, very fun loving, funny and adventurous.

Well, either way, I do not like the new Doctor and I imagine it will take me some time to get into the new series when it premieres in Spring of 2010.

Matt Smith, I hope you are ready to fill those shoes you've stepped into, I know this must be a pretty big role to fill and you are probably doing your best to live up to the great name of Doctor Who but the best advice I can give is: be your OWN Doctor, not David Tennant's.

David Tennant, you will be deeply missed as the Doctor, you truly made my introduction to the Doctor Who series worth while and I look forward to future productions you take part in. Keep up the awesome work and god bless.

-Teagen the Rogue