The BBC has announced that The Doctor will return on Saturday, August 23 at 8:00pm ET. This feature length episode will be called “Deep Breath”, and I believe we will see our friends Vastra, Jenny, and Strax. This will mark Peter Capaldi’s first full episode as The Doctor, and will be one of the most highly anticipated television events this year, at least by me.
In the new teaser, which admittedly doesn’t show much we can hear The Doctor asking Clara if he is a good man, to which she replies, “I don’t think I know who The Doctor is anymore.” This leads me to believe we are going to see a much more turbulent transition than we saw previously with 10 and 11 where there was some minor confusion. I think this will be more in line with the regeneration from 7 to 8 which caused temporary amnesia, or from the 5th to the 6th which resulted in near homicidal psychosis. I am looking forward to a more dynamic transition, as well as a series set with all new storylines as most of the previous storylines have been all but wrapped up.
It was a cold December morning in Salt Lake City when I was born, it was a Tuesday. You could tell it was Tuesday because the bathrooms smelled like despair, hopeless lost dreams, and Tuna. I began to grow at an alarmingly normal rate and after 30 years I achieved definite adult-like shape and realized that I had squandered my talent-like abilities. One day I will do something about that squandering, after I finish watching Doctor Who, and if my offspring leave me alone for five minutes.