I am well aware that there are about a billion posts about the Day of the Doctor out there, but I simply can’t resist writing one of my own. If you haven’t seen the special anniversary epsiode yet and don’t want to be spoilered, I see absolutely no reason for you to read on. Consider yourself warned! (Imagine River’s voice: Spoilers!)
After all the waiting and not being entirely certain to get a ticket for the 3D live broadcast at my local cinema, I finally dressed up as the Eleventh Doctor and had one of the best experiences of my life! I doubt that I’ve ever been in a movie theatre that full and definitely not with so many people dressed up as Eleven, Ten, Four, Clara or one of the other characters. Where on earth are all those Whovians the rest of the year? Because I certainly didn’t know there were so many in my home town!
Fully prepared with my sonic screwdriver and a pack of jammy dodgers the broadcast finally started and I definitely didn’t get disappointed! I knew that Moffat would throw in a few treats for us that he has kept secret and I was absolutely shocked when Capaldi appeared for a few seconds (as a definite Matt Smith fan it might have been a month too early to see him as the Doctor). Also, including all the Doctors that ever existed was a brilliant idea, especially the special appearance of Tom Baker was amazing!
I have to admit that I expected something different from the anniversary epsiode. I thought we would continue right where we left off in the Name of the Doctor (and I still would really like to know how they got out of there!) and I most certainly thought that Billie Piper would play a different role in the film. Nonetheless, I can’t complain about the movie at all! There was one point where I couldn’t quite follow. Apparently I was a little too slow to realize that they didn’t manage to save Gallifrey (which then again they did, but in the last scene with Hurt, Tennant and Smith they thought they didn’t). Other than that it was absolutely genius. The interaction between Tennant and Smith was already amazing and adding Hurt to the equation was one of the most amazing things on the planet. The special was fun and interesting and I have a feeling it will change the future of the show a lot! To me it was the perfect love letter to the fans!
What did you do on the Day of the Doctor? What is your opinion of the special?
Oh, I almost forgot to mention the Christmas Special. I absolutely dread the idea of Smith leaving, not because I think Capaldi won’t be great, but because I really, really liked him and I wanted to see more of him and Clara together, but everything ends at some point and so does the era of the Eleventh Doctor. Here a little teaser for Christmas Special. What do you think about it? I have a feeling it’s going to be scary!