I must say, after having just watched the latest episode of Doctor Who, I am SUPER excited for the next season (and the Christmas episode, of course).
Stop reading if you don’t want any spoilers as of the 50th Anniversary episode, Day of the Doctor.
I LOVED the redemption of the Doctor. I love the darkness in the show, but what I love most in the light – the joy, the awe, and the hope that the show inspires. Redeeming the “lost” Doctor – and thus the following ones – really spoke to me.
But onto the guts of it…
So we’re pretty sure that Gallifrey is returning – it’s just a matter of when. I, for one, love this. I’m hoping they don’t go super political with it, but I don’t think they will. I’m just stoked for the massive number of possibilities that absolutely proliferated with that plot twist. The new characters and new challenges – there’s so much awesome stuff that can happen! Sometimes it seems like the Doctor is a little overpowered for his universe – bringing the TimeLords back is an excellent check and balance to that. I’m hoping to see both new allies and enemies of the TimeLord variety though – what kinds of things could we learn about the TimeLords with a new TimeLord ally?
I just hope that they don’t take TOO long to bring Gallifrey back. The way they set it up in The Day of the Doctor, they could draw it out and not have The Doctor find Home and bring it back for awhile – I don’t think they’d stretch it past a season, but I’m hoping it’ll be within a few episodes. But we’ll see, I guess, and this impatient fangirl will have to wait (and not just for that plot development, but for any Doctor Who at all… Christmas seems so far away…)
Anyways, I seem to have gotten a little long-winded, so I’ll leave ‘er there.
How about you guys? Are you stoked for more Doctor Who? What in particular are you hoping to see?
P.S. I’m excited for the new Doctor too!