Calling all Whovians! The wait is finally over. Tonight, season eight of Doctor Who will finally begin on the BBC with “Deep Breath.” After much speculation and the fiasco with leaked episodes, we can view the episode with all of the polish that Moffat intended.
To visit details on the episode, visit the BBC site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023w9fy
Reflections from those who have already seen the episode (which includes author Neil Gaiman) have been mostly positive. Many say that Capaldi is dark, brooding, and brilliant. This is in stark contrast to his predecessor, Matt Smith, who was known for his humor and whimsy. And if you expected some awkward, pseudo-romantic moments with his companions, Capaldi’s doctor has no entanglements this time. Some feel this will detract from the series, while others believe that it is an echo to some of the characteristics possessed by the original Doctor (but perhaps Capaldi has better hair…)
What are your expectations of the new Doctor? Please post in the comments.
Dr. Crystal Hurd
Crystal is a writer, poet, reader, and public school educator from Virginia. She is happily married with three beautiful Terriers (adopted from local shelters). Her dissertation explored the leadership of C.S Lewis with postdoctoral work focusing on the leadership roles of artists. An unapologetic book nerd, Crystal loves to read and research works involving faith, literature, art, and leadership. She also possesses a deep, unrelenting interest in all things European, especially Doctor Who. You can read her weekly thoughts on her webpage/blog www.crystalhurd.com, friend her on Facebook, (Crystal Sullivan Hurd) and follow her on Twitter: @DoctorHurd and @hurdofficial.