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  • Kristina E.

    Hello Fellow Time Meddlers!
    I am jumping in the pool. Join me! The water is fine!
    New topic: Dr. Who Companions: Clara
    I think we need to establish different conversational threads about Doctor who or we shall be a jumble of unsorted posts. Then we can really communicate with each other on the multitude of Doctor Who topics! What do you think?

    Note on Jenna Coleman’s character: Did I miss something_? Is Clara still, as River Song suggested, a “copy of herself”– dead to the real world but existing in many lives splintered in the time stream? For that matter is River Song still in psychic link with Clara?

    This is such old news to us fans by now that the thread of curiosity is becoming worn and frayed. I cannot believe that they will wrap up this story line in a satisfactory manner. The only thing that would make me a happy Time Meddler at this point is if a story line is introduced wherein River Song gets another regeneration and is freed from the virtual world. Would LOVE to see her acting with Peter Capaldi.
    Oh and if they brought back Romana, or another beautiful female Time Lord.

    And how did Clara get so frumpy? (Except in Victorian attire!) It seems to me that she is playing a different character than the one she started out as. Does anyone else get irritated every time she comes on camera and we hear her little theme song? How heavy-handed is this??

    Unlike previous recent companions, this does not seem to be her story at all, although the publicity machine that is BBC Worldwide keeps telling us otherwise.

  • Kristina E.

    Comments on the new series and the new doctor to get the conversation started:

    Peter Capaldi is a great Doctor Who! I believe he will only get better as he gets deeper into the character. Capaldi portrays the Doctor as a very alien Time Lord who has been observing but perhaps not truly connecting with humanity for countless centuries. To paraphrase Rose Tyler, “He’s just so…alien.” To the “naysayers” who do not like Capaldi in the role, I say that not one of us is ever completely happy with any new Doctor in his first season. Give him time to grow into the part!

    Frankly, I was so done with Matt Smith’s over-the top slapstick antics towards the end of his reign that I welcome a dark Time Lord to the series! Don’t even get me started on the “Time of the Doctor”!
 Was that the best they could do for poor Matt Smith’s farewell performance? Old man makeup! Really???

    Steven Moffatt, in his quest for world domination on behalf of the BBC Worldwide Doctor Who “brand” has returned to the vintage material for ideas and the series continues to move backwards in time towards it’s genesis as a young adult television program. Steven Moffatt’s global vision and business strategy is similar to what Christopher Bailey did for Burberry’s, another UK brand–total world domination and billions of dollars in revenue.

    On the one hand we have Capaldi putting an adult spin on the character by portraying the Doctor’s differences from us humans not just his charming and madcap similarities. We are strongly reminded that the Doctor is not of this earth. On the other hand, we have Steven Moffatt sending the show into a more retro Young Adult direction populated by schoolteachers and such.

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out. “Here we go again!”