Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just watched DOCTOR WHO: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR

For various reasons, it was a very hard thing for me to get through and watch this.  Part of me wanted to "sit it out".  But I knew that later, however rough things are now, that I would come to regret it if I didn't.

I've been watching Doctor Who for a very long time and I've been blogging about the show ever since it first re-started in 2005, back when a lot of us had to bootleg it across the Internets after transmission in Great Britain.

I can't abandon something just like that, something I've come to care for and appreciate so much.  Something that I've been thankful has been there.  No matter how hard it becomes.  No matter how painful it is to face.  When you love something, you stay with it even if you grieve at times  You endure for it.

I can't leave something wonderful and then just ignore it as if it never happened.

So I need to say something about the Fiftieth Anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor".

Here it is:

It was perfect.

Absolutely, fantastically perfect.

I can't think of how this mega-special story could have been any better.

And I especially loved "the Curator" at the end.

This is a story that actually gives me personal hope, about things past and things still to come.

I needed to see this.

Thank you, Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna-Louise Coleman, John Hurt, Billie Piper, William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston... and that one fellow who's eyes were the only thing we saw.

5 comments:

Mike F said...

Best Doctor Who story ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! And we're glad you watched it Chris :)

Jenni said...

Things I loved most from Day Of The Doctor:

Matt Smith and David Tennant together

John Hurt's War Doctor

Time War

Billie Piper (though she wasn't really Rose)

Gallifrey Falls No More

Peter Capaldi's first appearance!

TOM BAKER!

It was the most epic TV story of all time!

Chris Knight said...

The scene where ALL of The Doctors swooped in to save Gallifrey was beautiful. But when the War Council member said "thirteen"... and then we got the closeup of those eyes, looking angry and determined and hellbent...

Capaldi's eyebrows *alone* scream how he is going to be an awesome Doctor!

I've got that shot as the wallpaper of my iPad now. Previously it had been the still of Ten, Eleven and the War Doctor together at the TARDIS console.

Chris Knight said...

And I just realized something: we've seen two regenerations of The Doctor in just over a week! We finally know how the Eighth Doctor regenerated, and how the Ninth came into being.

Who'da thunk before all this that there had been a Doctor in between?

Well played, Moffat. Well played.

Neil said...

All that was missing that would have made it 100% perfect was Chris Eccleston not taking part. I think I saw his eyes as Hurt's Doctor regenerated. Why wouldn't Eccleston give us the rest of him in person for a full regeneration scene??

But I'm still in love with The Day Of The Doctor. It was Doctor Who's finest hour and a half!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just watched DOCTOR WHO: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR

For various reasons, it was a very hard thing for me to get through and watch this.  Part of me wanted to "sit it out".  But I knew that later, however rough things are now, that I would come to regret it if I didn't.

I've been watching Doctor Who for a very long time and I've been blogging about the show ever since it first re-started in 2005, back when a lot of us had to bootleg it across the Internets after transmission in Great Britain.

I can't abandon something just like that, something I've come to care for and appreciate so much.  Something that I've been thankful has been there.  No matter how hard it becomes.  No matter how painful it is to face.  When you love something, you stay with it even if you grieve at times  You endure for it.

I can't leave something wonderful and then just ignore it as if it never happened.

So I need to say something about the Fiftieth Anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor".

Here it is:

It was perfect.

Absolutely, fantastically perfect.

I can't think of how this mega-special story could have been any better.

And I especially loved "the Curator" at the end.

This is a story that actually gives me personal hope, about things past and things still to come.

I needed to see this.

Thank you, Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna-Louise Coleman, John Hurt, Billie Piper, William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston... and that one fellow who's eyes were the only thing we saw.

5 comments:

Mike F said...

Best Doctor Who story ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! And we're glad you watched it Chris :)

Jenni said...

Things I loved most from Day Of The Doctor:

Matt Smith and David Tennant together

John Hurt's War Doctor

Time War

Billie Piper (though she wasn't really Rose)

Gallifrey Falls No More

Peter Capaldi's first appearance!

TOM BAKER!

It was the most epic TV story of all time!

Chris Knight said...

The scene where ALL of The Doctors swooped in to save Gallifrey was beautiful. But when the War Council member said "thirteen"... and then we got the closeup of those eyes, looking angry and determined and hellbent...

Capaldi's eyebrows *alone* scream how he is going to be an awesome Doctor!

I've got that shot as the wallpaper of my iPad now. Previously it had been the still of Ten, Eleven and the War Doctor together at the TARDIS console.

Chris Knight said...

And I just realized something: we've seen two regenerations of The Doctor in just over a week! We finally know how the Eighth Doctor regenerated, and how the Ninth came into being.

Who'da thunk before all this that there had been a Doctor in between?

Well played, Moffat. Well played.

Neil said...

All that was missing that would have made it 100% perfect was Chris Eccleston not taking part. I think I saw his eyes as Hurt's Doctor regenerated. Why wouldn't Eccleston give us the rest of him in person for a full regeneration scene??

But I'm still in love with The Day Of The Doctor. It was Doctor Who's finest hour and a half!!