So Long, Farewell, to You My Friend

I’ll be the first to admit that I was not a big fan of Matt Smith when he was first introduced as the 11th Doctor. A large part of that however, was due to the fact that I was still mourning the loss of David Tennant. Despite the fact that Eccleston was the first Doctor I watched, the 10th Doctor will always be my first Doctor, simply because he was the one I was able to connect with.

Christmas Day marked the end of the 11th Doctor. A bit bittersweet but not as traumatizing as I expected. While, yes I was sad that I had to say goodbye, I think Moffat did a wonderful job giving us some closure which I didn’t feel I had with number 10. Time of the Doctor
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Still, I will say that for me, there was a considerable change in Matt’s acting and I wonder if it was due to the loss of Karen and Arthur, as it seemed he was never truly able to establish a connection with Jenna. It was like the light inside him had died and I wonder if his decision to move on was because he recognized it.

Doctor Who returns in September with the face of number 12 or is it 13? Who knows?! You decide! And I’m both excited and anxious. I know that a lot of people were annoyed at the fans who were upset that the new Doctor was quite a bit older but for me it really boils down to the acting. I’m not sure yet how I feel about the decision to cast Peter Capadali, but then I felt the same way about Matt.

Still, Matt eventually clicked for me. Sure, it took a full season but he finally stepped into the role and I believed he was the Doctor. I’m hoping Peter will be able to do the same and people will get over the age and recognize talent when they see it. September is a long ways off and while I’m sad I have to wait 9 months to watch one of my favorite TV shows, my favorite detective1 returns to the screens in less than a month… and really, who wouldn’t be excited for that?

  1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes, of course!

About the Author

Ang has written 11 article(s) for Geek Inside Us.
Ang is mid-twenty year old female, hailing from AZ, married to a fellow geek. As a child and teenager she always preferred console based games because that is what she was raised on. In her late teens her ex-boyfriend introduced her to the world of MMOs and her preference every since has been PC based games. She has no love for FPS games and her interests are geared mainly toward 3rd person, fantasy/RPG type games. In her spare time she is a full time Info Tech student, who has a unhealthy obsession with Doctor Who and shares a severe case of Video Game ADD with Whitters.

6 Responses to So Long, Farewell, to You My Friend

  1. I’ve been eyeing at Doctor Who for a while because it’s so popular, and so many of my friends watch it, but just the fact that there are just SO MANY seasons have always been a major deterrent. I would start with the second to newest or newest season, but then I feel like I’m missing very important components. But I just simply don’t have the time or will power to watch through all 10, 11? seasons. 🙁 Ah the woes of finding out about things late… I’m going to just sit in my corner and wait for Sherlock season 3 to come out.
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  2. This is one show I’ve been meaning to watch for ages. It seems everyone I know is obsessed with it. I find it fascinating that they change the ‘Doctor’ character every so often.

    Let’s see if I can try to start watching before my next semester starts.
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  3. Matt Smith’s last episode disappointed me a little. I don’t feel Doctor Who has the gusto it used to have and Moffatt is making it way too fan-serviced and not focusing enough on plots and character developments. I feel like the last two companions were Mary Sues! That being said, I hope Peter Capaldi brings something new to the table and perhaps there should be a new head writer. I will miss Matt Smith though, with his lack of eyebrows and big chin. Bless him.

    Has Sherlock aired already in the US? It’s already the last episode on Sunday, over here D:

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