- Sep 9, 2010
Look, I consider 9-10 to be the same character. 9 was a bitter war vet, 10 was 9 after being helped out of his dark angry pit. I wanted 11 to be just a new version of the same character... Instead he's literally a brand new doctor, and that's kind of annoying after I spent so much time bonding with 9/10. And I get he's suppose to be new, that's what breaths new life into the series but would it be to much to have just a little continuity? Just a little something to anchor him so as not to feel the writers are saying "OKAY! FUCK ALL THE OLD CRAP! EVERYTHING NEW IS BETTER! WE GOT THE FUCKING DALEKS, THEYRE TEN FEET TALL, THEY GOT SHINY NEW PAINT JOBS! AND YER GONNA LIKE IT!"CriticalMiss said:The transition from one Doctor to thenext is supposed to be jarring, otherwise there wouldn't be any point to changing to Doctor at all. He changes physically as well as mentally so his personality can have noticable differences, even if he is fundamentally the same guy underneath.
I've actually come to think that maybe 10 was overrated, almost everyone says he is the best even though he had to put up with the abomination that was Donna and the whole End of Time storyline. Seriously, the Timelords are coming back oh no! They show up for ten minutes then bugger off having done pretty much nothing except have a chat. And The Master can shoot lightning from his hands? Ok... I'm suprised The Doctor didn't have to go Super Saiyan to win that fight. And I never liked any of 10's assistants/companions, some of the episodes weren't very good and his run ended on a low point on the quality scale. Whilst The Doctor himself was decent, everything else was kind of 'meh'.
I personally disliked 11 to begin with, but over his first series I came to like him more. Plus he has a green sonic screwdriver. Green sonic screwdrivers are cool. The current series is going well except for the 'Dinosaurs on a spaceship' episode, which was a bit crap. 11 had better writing, not that everything was perfect mind you. River Song got a bit too regular, she started as a total mystery and now we know pretty much everything about her relationship with The Doctor. I guess we've probably seen the back of her as a regular character now, which is probably a good thing.
I'm warming up to 11, it's just annoying because I really really liked the first 4 seasons.