Hello, my name is Peter and I’m not enjoying this season of Doctor Who since they came back from mid-season break. Woo! That felt good to get off my chest and yes it is true! During the mid-season finale for Doctor Who we saw Amy and Rory become stuck in the past after being touched by Weeping Angels. Yes, they’re stuck. No, I’m not sure why either but there was some crazy “Doctor Logic” answer for it. Since then, we’ve been re-introduced to Clara (Souffle Dalek-Girl) in the Christmas Special The Snow-Men and for reasons I can’t quite put my finger on, I’m just not enjoying it as much as usual.
To try and figure out, I’ve gone back and watched previous episodes. I’ve watched Eccleston and Tennant episodes along with Smith episodes. Guess What? Still love them! In fact, I came to the stunning revelation that the Smith Era may very well be my favorite so far and that The Ponds are my favorite companions. (I still love you, Rose!) So I’m definitely not over Doctor Who. Last night after watching the latest episode, The Crimson Horror, I even went back and watched Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, an episode from the first half of this season. Turns out that may be one of my favorite episodes EVER. So what is it?
Do I dislike Clara as a companion? Looking back, no I don’t. I like her just fine. She has an interesting story that I’m hoping to see explored more. She stands up to the Doctor like a good companion should, but she always knows when to follow the Doctor’s lead as well. Is Smith just not cutting it anymore? I think he still is. He still manages to make me laugh and when it comes time to be serious, I still get shivers from when he gets all riled up. At the end of Crimson Horror we caught a glimpse of next weeks episode, Nightmare in Silver, which is written by Neil Gaiman. The Doctor, Clara and the children she Nanny’s for travel to the World of Wonders, which was once the greatest theme park in the Universe only to discover one of the return of the Cybermen! This is the first episode I am really psyched for! I’m a big fan of Neil Gaiman’s novels and cannot wait to see this one! Can it make up for what has kind of been a “bleh” return of season seven? I hope so!
What about you? Am I the only one who has felt this way? Am I a horrible whovian? Chime in on the comment below!