“Hello. Hmm, new teeth. That’s weird. Now where were we?” Immediately after seeing the episode, and before grabbing a few hours sleep and then rewatching it, I surfed over to the message boards to try and clarify some things I was still confused about. Whilst the majority were wildly enthusiastic about the ending of the series, a good deal of the converstation there concerned David Tennant’s sideburns, with opinion more or less equally divided. Similarly his first line is a source of controversy (I still think it’s very funny).
Although I found answers to my questions about Bad Wolf and the extrapolator (me being slow) I’m still puzzled as to why Captain Jack was abandoned on platform one with everyone else dead. I hope they go back for him – I’m still dying to know about the two years wiped from his memory. And will we find out more about the Time War, and the doctor’s role in it? Perhaps this will be in the film: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/06/19/nwho19.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/06/19/ixhome.html. And I still don’t know for sure if this was the first time there was a credit for “Doctor Who”.
Although it only attracted 6.2m viewers (apparently it was the weather: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4108472.stm) I thoroughly enjoyed the episode, although I’m still sad about Lynda-with-a-y. She was…sweet. And although I started out the series just waiting for Tennant to take over – I always thought he’d make a better doctor – Eccleston grew on me. You know what…he was fantastic, absolutely fantastic.
Doctor Who will return in…The Chistmas Invasion. Yay!