Doctor Who: Past, Future, and Thoughts on the End of the 13th Doctor (SPOILERS!)


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overgeeked

B/X Known World
Wasn't it his final date with River Song, which was basically a meditation on long-running marriages?
The last date with River was in the Xmas special Husbands of River Song. Capaldi didn't regenerate until the following holiday special. His swansong was World Enough and Time / The Doctor Falls / Twice Upon a Time where he faced two Masters, the cybermen, met the First Doctor, and had a companion converted into a cyberman by the Master.
 


MarkB

Legend
I mostly just recall him giving a heartfelt speech to his next incarnation. Which was a lot better than Tennant's "I don't want to go."
 



ART!

Legend
I am overjoyed that Davies, Tennant, and Tate are back and they will hopefully fix the worst mistake of their tenure, namely Donna's mind wipe.
I'm especially happy to have Tate back with Tennant, because Donna was the rare Nu-Who (can we still call it that?) companion who didn't fall in love with The Doctor, and instead gave him a piece of her mind frequently. Tennant and Tate also love working together, and it shows, so we have that to look forward to as well.
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
I'm especially happy to have Tate back with Tennant, because Donna was the rare Nu-Who (can we still call it that?) ...

Well, a good rule of thumb is if there are high school student who weren't born yet ...

probably not "nu."

:)
 




Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
Well, there was still some of that with Clara and even a tiny bit with Bill (which was extra weird)... but nothing compared to the Tennant or Smith eras for sure.
I viewed those as short-term school girl crushes, which the Bill season definitely tried to make explicit in the professor-student relationship.

And, for the record, the Doctor as an Oxford don was genius. More of the Doctor in academia, please.
 



overgeeked

B/X Known World




Mistwell

Crusty Old Meatwad (he/him)
I am overjoyed that Davies, Tennant, and Tate are back and they will hopefully fix the worst mistake of their tenure, namely Donna's mind wipe.
I am unreasonably over the top excited based on that preview. All the feels came rushing back. There is now no way it can meet my expectations.

Also I finally went back and caught up. And there were some decent episodes in there for this past few seasons. But overall I was disappointed. Capaldi and Whittaker both made good Doctors, but the writing and show direction left something to be desired. I have hopes Gatwa will also make for a good Doctor after Tennant's like short run, though I anticipate he may have better writing than Capaldi and Whittaker.
 

ART!

Legend
I am unreasonably over the top excited based on that preview. All the feels came rushing back. There is now no way it can meet my expectations.

Also I finally went back and caught up. And there were some decent episodes in there for this past few seasons. But overall I was disappointed. Capaldi and Whittaker both made good Doctors, but the writing and show direction left something to be desired. I have hopes Gatwa will also make for a good Doctor after Tennant's like short run, though I anticipate he may have better writing than Capaldi and Whittaker.
That's all pretty much the concensus! Capaldi could have used a new showrunner, I think. Chibnall and his team didn't have trouble coming up with ideas, but they were mostly bad making them into cogent stories. For the most part they didn't make good use of the companions. I really like Capaldi's and Whittaker's Doctors, regardless.

With Robert T. Davies back at the helm, I think we can expect a lot of fun, compelling craziness. I think Gatwa is very good casting - he's got lots of talent, charm, and energy.
 

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