Review The Capaldi Doctor

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  1. johnnybear

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    I was never happy with a new regeneration cycle being offered to The Master in the Five Doctors either! Especially as it had been stated in The Deadly Assassin that thirteen lives was the limit and no plan could postpone death! Not even being granted a new cycle of lives from the Government? That's why The Master planned to detonate the black hole beneath the Panopticon and absorb the energy released giving him many, many new lives and at the thought of destroying Gallifrey forever of course! And the idea that Time Lords being resurrected to fight the Daleks in New Who was quite good but never expounded upon in the show! And the Moffat explanation about the second Tennant incarnation was just so that he could be the one to address the final Doctor and yet he wasted that opportunity as well as many others in his tyranny over the show!
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    Well Chinballs wanted his woman as the Doctor and probably Capaldi, was a fan of the Pertwee era wanted his show to be more like that time instead of what Moffhack actually gave him so was more than happy to leave the sinking ship!
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    The thread is dead, the show is dead, Doctor Who is now officially dead! Long Live Doctor Who Classic!
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    Aw, the show isn’t dead, it’s still OK. Not great, but it hasn’t been great for a while.
     
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    Of course the show is dead! Doctor Who without a Doctor? That's like Blakes 7 without Blake being in it, oh wait a moment...
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    I still can't really accept Capaldi as a Doctor! Maybe it's because his writing was SO bad or the fact that his costume was never stabilised! That hoodie thing he wore was horrible and playing a guitar on a tank while in the middle ages was absolute rubbish along with kicking Davros out of his chair just so you could ride in it shows total contempt for the series and it's fans! No doctor anywhere would have done that and Davros having eyes that he just didn't want to use annoyed the hell out of me and I'm glad I never bought that fiasco! Grrrr!
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    Yes I hated the hoodie, the guitar, and the sunglasses too. Those goofballs really didn’t know what to do with him, even though it seemed obvious enough to me. I think in the end they got it right, but he really wasn’t well served by the stories. Tennant and Eccleston got the best stories - both, you will note, under RTD. I really feel Moffat didn’t know what to do with the series, even though under Davies he was such a good writer. I guess good writer =/= good showrunner.
     
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    I shall stand alone, but I still dig the hoodie and guitar.
     
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    I have to join the "anti-tank" squad. Just a dreadful scene imo.

    Sunglasses just seemed to me a gimmick desperate to be loved. But I didn't love it.

    The hoodie felt like trying to "get down with the kids", but just seemed embarrassing imo.

    The guitar, in the confines of the Tardis, I did not mind so much. At least Capaldi was being allowed to bring something of his own personality and experience into it with that. But combining it with the tank was, I felt, just too much.

    When Davros showed his eyes I thought he lost some menace - and will probably never recover it now. The Doctor in his chair. Yes, silly.

    I loved how Capaldi became visually more and more like Pertwee. But they kept putting lousy dialogue in his mouth - and strained speeches that overstayed their welcome. Just shut up Doctor - and have an adventure!

    Am not sure why, but I really wanted his Doctor to die a broken man, having sacrificed his life saving his companion. Just one person. An Androzani type demise would have been awesome. Capaldi would have played a scene like that supremely well, I think.

    No, instead we got the overly indulgent "never eat pears!" crap, before the now ridiculously over the top catherine-wheel regeneration nonsense.

    And what is this thing with "fighting off regenerations" nowadays? Tennant visited every companion including Mel, presumably. Matt Smith even regained his youth, just so he could have some sugary speeches. And Capaldi had a whole damned Christmas special while he fought off the inevitable. Just have an adventure that beats the crap out of you, then collapse and change in the last few minutes of that story, dammit! And preferably without a WAR AND PEACE length speech before you croak. And cut back on the fireworks - please! :emoji_head_bandage:
     
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    The fighting off regenerations moments comes from a few Target novelizations and the Missing Adventure novels! William Hartnell's First Doctor often thinks how he is holding back the regenerative force in Empire of Glass I think it was and the Myth Makers novel!
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    Chris Eccleston’s regeneration was the only decent one from NuWho. Tennant’s made me want to barf.
     
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    I liked Tennant's trying to hold off his regeneration! We know that Tennant was in love with himself and didn't want to change when he diverted his regenerative powers before and created another him from the hand! The fact that it cost him a life is a Moffhack idea and so is open to interpretation! Although you could say this is where The Valeyard was created before he went back in time to take over his earlier lives by fighting what he considered was his weakest self!
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    Yes, he certainly was in love with himself and Davies was in love with all the characters he created and had to showcase each and every one of them. And Martha shouldn’t have married Mickey, she should have married Tom and Mickey should have found somebody else, but RTD got lazy because he didn’t want to write two more scenes so he combined them. Either that or there were time constraints. He could have shaved off some time by not having the Doctor stand there and lecture Wilfred. All the others regenerated more quickly than him.
     
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