Less and less these days, but it’s definitely still there. I know I’ve got a lot of comments to the effect of “I’m waiting for the 12th Doctor, since I don’t like Matt Smith and I want it back to something more 10”.
Now, FANGIRLS, PAY ATTENTION.
This is important.
Remember when Russell was in charge? When everything was everything you loved? Rose and the Doctor and the sobbing and the drama and all the emotions?
You weren’t watching Doctor Who.
You were watching a show that was ever so nearly Doctor Who. This isn’t to say that it wasn’t brilliant and wonderful on its own, but you were mislead. You thought, hell even I thought, Doctor Who was a big romantic lonely god tale of epic tragedy.
It’s just not. Doctor Who is FUN and LOVE and JOY. Not being over-emotional and lamenting and sobbing and not getting on with your life.
River points it all out brilliantly in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead. Go have a watch if you haven’t seen it in a while.
Anyway, waiting out 11 isn’t going to get you back to ‘the good old days’. The show is BACK ON TRACK. And it seems it’s going to stay back on track for a long time. If you don’t like 11, then you’re not going to like 12 either. Or 13. That’s the Doctor! (“Hello!” waves Eccleston)
I’d like to make it abundantly clear here that I’m not discrediting the entire 2005-2010 run of RTD, since there were a surprising amount of episodes that were quite spot on to the spirit and message of Doctor Who. I’m saying that, on the whole, soon as Rose left, it wasn’t a message of hope and love and joy and being mature and responsible and having fun.
And fangirls, you love that depressing sh*t, I know. I did too. I used to have a poster of Buffy and Angel on my wall for god’s sake. But that all ended, and rightly so! It was time to get on with it! Time to have some warmth (rather than a nagging sense of despair) back in the show I love.
Doctor Who is back. Matt Smith IS the Doctor, through and through. The Doctor, in the TARDIS. Next stop… everywhere.
There would be no government. The country would soon dissolve into rogue territories ruled by each fandom. Civil wars would start over ships and people would die for their OTP’s. The ruling faction would be the Students of Hogwarts closely followed by the Hipster “Art” association. They would cause a civil war over whether Harry’s glasses can be worn ironically or not. Sides would be taken. in the middle of the war the Doctor Who fandom would urge everyone to put down their sharpened wands and ironically large switch blades with the message of “No one dies today!”. Sadly they would be wiped out by the My Little Pony Herd. All but a few fandoms would partake in this war. Those rising from the dust would be the Zombie Apocalypse clan, the Game Of Thrones house and for inexplicable reason the Calvin and Hobbes team. They would shortly die of lack of natural resources.