Here we go, guys! Our first GOOD look at Peter Capaldi as the Doctor! Now, I have to admit, I haven't been as obsessed with the upcoming season of Doctor Who as I have been in seasons past because I'm a little on the fence -- and it's no fault of Capaldi's! I've been wanting a new Doctor after Matt Smith's second and third seasons, and though Capaldi wasn't the man I was hoping would take up the sonic screwdriver, I'm more than certain Capaldi will leave a great mark inside the TARDIS as his predecessors have! The story-telling, however, I feel, has been taking a turn. Like Clara's story...what the hell is her deal? How is she so capable in so little time? Why should we care? It's a tiny gripe, but others such as this are starting to accumulate, and it's because of this that I've decided to take a step back from the feverish love I have for the show. This season, I'm going in blind -- knowing nothing about it until these episodes air. I've spent so much time expecting awesomeness from previous episodes and almost always came off it a little let down. I grew frustrated with Matt Smith's Doctor because the show went from the stories that hooked you in, to promoting how much a huge star Smith and Karen Gillan were becoming whilst on the show. Smith, of course, cast in Ryan Gosling's upcoming directorial debut (is it a debut? I don't even know anymore), and Gillan being cast as Nebula in Marvel Studios' upcoming box office giant, Guardians of the Galaxy. There's nothing wrong with that, of course. Fantastic for them! I can't wait to see more of them -- though maybe not Gillan's upcoming show on ABC. I don't think that Selfie has what it takes to become a thing. I think it's time Moffat hand off the Doctor to someone else whose hands aren't as full as his, and who probably isn't as willing to throw himself in the spotlight when promoting the show. Moffat can then, in turn, concentrate on making Sherlock even more incredible than he's already made it. Let someone else get back to the storytelling of Doctor Who!
Some of us are still reeling from the kinda confusing conclusion to Amy and Rory's depressing departure from Doctor Who. I know I still am. But the one question that immediately went to my mind (as well as the majority of fans') during the last episode was: what about Rory's dad, Brian? Well, seems there WAS a scene in the script to conclude Brian's story but, unfortunately, it was never shot! Thankfully, the BBC has decided to release the scene (written by Chris Chibnall, creator of Brian) in storyboard form. They even brought Arthur Darvill back to voice Rory! Grab your Centurion Rory plushies (or this one) and squeeze 'em tight, nerds! This scene is a tear-jerker!