The Doctor, The Hero & The Warrior
Hello Internet Friends.
I have just finished watching the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who. And as my friend and I said to each other as the episode concluded, I can die happy.
‘The Day of the Doctor’ was promised. And the day of the doctor is what we got. All over the world Whovians, and non-Whovians alike celebrated the 50th anniversary of, in my opinion, one of the greatest science fiction programs ever made.
The internet has been buzzing in the past 24 hours, with Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr going Doctor Who mad. Even Google got in on the action, celebrating with a Google Doodle which gave me, and I am slightly embarrassed to admit this, hours of entertainment.
I would like to say that this post may contain spoilers. It will also include my feelings about the episode in, hopefully, a coherent and logical sequence. However, after what I have experienced in the last couple of hours, I am not making any promises.
For me, this episode was perfect.
I watched it with a couple of friends. One, who like me is a whovian through and through, the other a newcomer to the franchise. But all three of us laughed, screamed, and cried throughout this episode. It contained the right balance of humour, tension and wonder, which perfectly paid tribute to Doctor Who.
The banter between the three doctors (Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt) was, in my eyes, what really made the episode. It was a dream come true for many Doctor Who fans to have Ten and Eleven in an episode together, and this episode really delivered.
Stephen Moffat is an absolute genius. I have to admit, I’ve been disappointed with his writing in the past. But in this episode he really payed homage to the franchise. He respected classic Who, respected the fans, and gave us the epitome of Doctor Who episodes.
‘The Day of the Doctor’ reminded me why I fell in love with Doctor Who in the first place. It was eccentric, quirky and quintessentially British. It made me laugh, it made me cry and it left me wanting more.
Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who. Lets hope for another 50.
Until next time. x