- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 26
- Genre: Science Fiction,British TV Series
- Starring: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie
- Studio: BBC
- Release Date: 2017
What’s it about
Honestly, when Capaldi first began as the Doctor, I wasn’t sure I was going to like him. He seemed stern, like a school teacher that you never want to have. But even in his first episode, his bit of crazy, interesting humor, began to get to me. Now, I love Capaldi, and will defend him against any who say he doesn’t fit the bill. After so long without new episodes, to come back to this one was amazing. He expresses so much without saying a word, even with his “attack eyebrows”, that you can really feel what his character feels. He reminds me of the older Doctors, but still has a lot in common with the newer Doctors, and still manages to add his own dash of silly and whimsical to the mix. And Bill, she surprised me as well. From the trailers, I thought she’d be stupid and annoying, but her personality, honesty and bluntness is all so refreshing and vibrant. Nardole is also a great character, he brings the “alien” perspective in a very human manner, and provides a good laugh and astonishing insight and intelligence. I’m really happy with the first episode, and I can’t wait to see more!
I am one of those that generally refuses to watch a particular season or Doctor until the former one has passed, most likely out of spite… I refused to watch the Matt Smith season until well after Capaldi was into his 2nd, due to my upset at Tennant’s death (lol)…. That said, once I began watching this season, I was yet again surprised to once again fall in love with the character of The Doctor…
Capaldi brings something to the role that I had not seen in the modern iteration yet: Sincerity…. And, more than that, humanity.
While Smith evoked well the childish, whimsical adventurer that we all long to be in our secret hearts, and nobody did cold, Time-Lord rage like Tennant… Capaldi shines in moments of breathtaking humanity… The Doctor in this season is one that wears his many scars quite openly, never shying away from the pain he’s experienced or attempting to ignore the lessons they bring… Capaldi shows us The Doctor’s pain, and his struggle… In a way that the other’s simply did not.. And it is amazing in it’s own right.