Monday, November 18, 2013

Whovian Week: The Night of the Doctor

A few days ago, The BBC debut a prequel short "The Night of the Doctor" and to my (and basically every ones surprise) it served as how the Eighth Doctor, played by Paul McGann, went through his regeneration process. It was unfortunate that he only got to play the Doctor on screen for one TV movie on Fox (although he has done plenty of radio programs as Eight). Imagine if an episode of Rosanne didn't clobber them in the ratings and it became an "Americanized" show. I honestly don't think it would be the same. Anyways, I've lost count on how many times I've watched it. There's  the finality with the Eight Doctors regeneration, but there are still some questions such as how does John Hurt as the "War Doctor" bridge the gap between Eight and Nine and more over, will we ever see Christopher Eccelston make an appearance. The latter will be highly unlikely given how vocal he is about his not so great experence while working on Doctor Who. But you never know, the Doctor does lie after all.

Then there's this clip, shown during BBC's Children in Need Special. Here Eleven and Clara are reunited with Kate Stewart aka, The Briagdier's Daughter, a high ranking member of UNIT. They are at a museum, investigating the mysterious disappearance of figures in some paintings. As he starts figuring out what the cause is, a portal pops ups all of a sudden and of course he throws the fez in before himself. Who happens to pick up the fez and put it on right away? Ten of course. The look on there faces when they discover each other is priceless and it make me even more giddy with excitement for the 50th episode. 

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