The Doctor is back – and The Doctor is awesome.
The first three episodes of the new season of Doctor Who have come out, showing the new, 11th, incarnation of the Doctor and his new companion, and any concerns people may have had about Matt Smith in the role can safely be put to rest. Quite frankly, he is better than Tennant.
Yes, yes, I know all the Tennant groupies will take exception, but I never though he was all that great, much preferring the 9th Doctor – Eccleston – over the 10th. That may be because Eccleston was my Doctor.
When I was growing up I knew of Doctor Who, but rarely got to see it. My parents weren’t fans. So when NuWho started up, I was intrigued. It was the preview before the show even aired that really got me – and one line in it in particular.
“I’m the Doctor by the way, who are you?”
“Nice to meet you Rose. Run for your life.”
The line can be seen at the end of this clip.
Eccleston’ Doctor had a maniac, not-entirely-safe energy about him that I liked and I was saddened to see him leave after just the one season. Tennant couldn’t really fill that void, and he just didn’t have that same dangerous vibe about him. The new, 11th, Doctor so far has returned to being a proper doctor – an eccentric, slightly mad scientist Doctor. Having a sexy Scottish redhead companion never hurts either.
it also helps that Moffat is in charge now, the writer of the best NuWho episodes.