Padfoot wrote:Two weeks into Matt Smith and I'm already completely confused. It's not Matt's acting - I like him and I'd like to see more of his work (like you said, he was doing the best with what he was given), it's the storyline. I didn't know the River Song storyline started with the 10th Doctor, but that doesn't make it better - it makes it even more confusing for me. I'm not sure whether Moffat even knew what he was intending with this storyline or if he got lost somewhere along the way. I will continue watching, though.
Just wait until you meet the Victorian lizard woman, her human wife and Sontaran manservant - I spent so much time being in awe of them that I didn't care what the plot was. That may have been a moffatty attempt at misdirection; anyway it worked with me.
Jenny is a problem. She is the by-product of the rape of the 10th Doctor, and her appearance dismayed me. I don't know why she was created because she seems like a throwaway, and to have her conceived by violently assaulting the Doctor...I just hated that. She hasn't been seen since. Actually, she reminds me of the infant daughter of Feyd-Rautha in DUNE. She was born from the mating of the Harkonnen with a Bene Gesserit sister (maybe another backup attempt at a controllable Kwisatz Haderach, but I digress), and is mentioned in the final pages of the first novel, only to be never heard of again.
The tone of the show has changed completely with the 11th Doctor (respectively Moffat's taking over), and I'm not yet sure what to make of it. Tennant's last few episodes were so gripping and heartbreaking (no, I did not cry, but it was very close). John Simm (whom I like very much, ever since "Life on Mars") had one hell of a job playing all these clones and his Master was a worthy opponent to the Doctor.
River Song re-appeared (the 2-part-episode about the "crying Angel" statues, and I have to say, that her character seems oddly out of place for me. It's probably just too much time-hopping.
I agree. I was and am so lost over the last couple of seasons of Matt the 11th, and I don't think I'll ever recover.
So the 13th Doctor isn't the first female Timelord, then. There's Jenny (the Doctor's daughter), and there's River Song, who's at least part Timelord (or part T.A.R.D.I.S), and there's Missy (whom I have yet to encounter), the Master's female incarnation. One would think it's not such a big deal, but apparently it is, for some people, which is a pity.
Well, there was one other Time Lady
during the 4th Doctor's tenure. She was played by Lalla Ward, and I don't remember now how she became part of the thing, it was so long ago and I got married, we moved away from my PBS station so I couldn't follow the show anymore, I missed like two whole regenerations, BUT it has happened before.
I don't know if you've seen the David Tennant episodes with the Ood. I just happened on one that I hadn't seen before.