Who’s in double figures?

So… We’ve finally made it into double figures on the countdown to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special on 23rd November (UK).

A week before the 50th AS (Anniversary Special) my baby turns 1.

I’m not sure how I feel about this. I’m anxious for time to hurry up so I can see what happens for the big 5-0 but I also want it to slow down so I can keep my baby… Well, a baby… For a tiny bit longer.

Mixed feelings. Excitement, anticipation, nerves, welcomed nostalgia… And a little bit of sadness all thrown into one big emotional pot.

Ah, the trials and tribulations of being a Whovian Mother….

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Pretty much…

Who’s all brand new?

Last Sunday was rather a tense one in my house and all our important (!) chores were remixed to revolve around BBC One (UK) at 7pm (GMT).

We had an early dinner, we bathed the children an hour earlier than normal and we all sat down together to watch the 35 minute long programme (did it really need that long? Come on BBC!) that all Whovians around the world had been anticipating for… Well, a while…

The announcement of the new Doctor.

It was an emotional 35 minutes, I must admit. I laughed, I cried… My tummy got all bubbly and butterfly-ish…

But I was quite pleased when they announced that the Twelfth Doctor was going to be Peter Capaldi!

Now, I haven’t seen him in much (I probably have but just not realised) but what I’ve seen him in, I’ve loved him in.

I mean, how could anyone not ADORE him as “Sid’s Dad” (can’t remember the character’s name because my memory is extra specially awful since I had baby) in Skins? He was AMAZING. I still cry when Sid finds him dead…

So, yeah, like with the announcement of any new Doctor I’m apprehensive. I can’t imagine anyone taking the place of the incredible Matt Smith (just like I couldn’t imagine anyone taking the place of Gorgous-Tennant) but I trust Moffat’s judgment on this.

A lot of fans dislike Moffat with a passion. I don’t. Some of the best Eccleston and Tennant episodes were by Moffat. Wasn’t Madame De-Pompadour Moffat? I think it was, if my (awful) memory serves me right. That still stands as one of my favourite ever episodes. What about “Are you my Mummy?”? Stroke of genius.

He’s also responsible, of course, for Sherlock and Coupling…

Coupling was a brilliant programme! Sherlock is good (albeit rather cheesy and OTT but it’s meant to be).

Killing off main characters DOES NOT show weak writing, in my opinion. Look at Rory (bless him)!

Anyway, bit of a tangent there…!

My point is…

Peter Capaldi? Good choice.

My Mum is dubious.

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(He would probably make a good Master with this corker of a goatie)

Who’s struggling?

I’m currently watching The Waters of Mars (Tenth Doctor). For anyone who hasn’t seen it (shame on you) it’s one where Ten has to walk away from a fixed point in time and allow the deaths of Humans on an expedition on Mars that goes horribly wrong. Although, of course, he can’t quite do it…

I’ve seen this episode many times. I’m not ashamed to say that every time I do it makes me cry (like a lot of episodes, to be fair). But, I’ll be honest, that’s kind of why I love it.

Writers of the new Doctor Who (and I mean every episode since Eccleston) aren’t afraid to show that the Doctor makes mistakes. I’ve said this before so it isn’t exactly new information, I know, but it’s healthy to see that our Hero, our Saviour in space, is as fallible as we are. He knows what he has to do. He knows what he must do. But he screws up in following his hearts.

It may be oddly sentimental but I like it.

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Unfortunately my iPhone is a temperamental old cow sometimes so that’s the best I could do, picture-wise. But you get the idea.

Ten will always have my heart.