Rewatching “The Eleventh Hour”
After participating in The Doctor Who Project with Allison M. Dickson and Justin Wasson, I have been rewatching episodes of the show. Tonight I watched “The Eleventh Hour.” This episode is the first adventure of the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, and his fiery new companion, Amelia Pond.
Here are my original thoughts of this episode from our Series 5 Review:
“I thought this was a great welcome to the new Doctor. I could already tell Eleven was going to be as brilliant as Ten, but with a little added insanity. The scenes with him and young Amelia in the kitchen are hilarious. I didn’t know how to feel about a new Doctor and a new companion all at one time. It was a little bit of a growing period for me. But Amy Pond has that independent spirit that all companions need. The story itself was only okay, though the comatose patients were a bit creepy. And the crack in the wall definitely opened up some questions. New Doctor, new companion, new showrunner, new TARDIS. Whoa, a lot to take in. 6 Sonics”
Well, this go around it was even better. I already love Matt Smith as the Doctor so there is no nervous anticipation. Plus all the knowledge I now have about the crack in the universe, silence will fall, the Pandorica opening adds a lot of value to the episode overall. The Doctor’s energy flows out of the screen and the viewer can’t help but smile the entire time. The ending is fantastic with a montage of all the past incarnations of the Doctor, all protecting Earth. And that, fellow Whovians, is what this show is all about.
The past few months, I participated in The Doctor Who Project with my friends Allison and Justin. In anticipation of the next season, I’ve been rewatching episodes. Tonight I decided to rewatch one of my favorite two parters featuring David Tennant as the 10th Doctor: Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead.
Well said, Stephen Moffat!
This week my friends and I rank and review series six of Doctor Who! Check out our past reviews and top tens on our cool compendium page.
This week had some pretty stellar episodes, including one of my favorites The Doctor’s Wife, written by the amazing Neil Gaiman. This also had one of Allison’s least favorite episodes EVER, and Justin continues to make me laugh with some of his reviews. You can read all our reviews on Allison’s website.
The Doctor’s Wife
Be sure and stop by next week when we finish up with series seven! This also includes the 50th Anniversary Special and Matt Smith’s regeneration. You don’t want to miss it.
Until next week, fellow Whovians.
We are moving along nicely with The Doctor Who Project. If you’re unfamiliar with it, learn all about it on Allison’s introductory post. Basically, my friends Allison and Justin and I are ranking and reviewing each season of New Who. This week we shared our thoughts on series three, our highest ranked season yet!
Yay! The Doctor Who Project has started. I am so excited about this because it gives me a reason to obsess over one of my favorite things: Doctor Who! You can read all about The Doctor Who Project on Allison M. Dickson’s blog.
The project kicked off Friday with our top ten lists. Remember, this project is only focusing on what I like to call New Who, starting with the 2005 series with Christopher Eccleston as the ninth incarnation of the Doctor. After a lot of debate, I finally narrowed down my all time, top ten favorite episodes of Doctor Who. This was not an easy task. I did several changes before finally just going with my gut.
From Allison M. Dickson:
“Hello fellow Whovians! I’ve been looking forward to doing this blog for a long time and finally the time is here. If you want to read more about the genesis of this project, pop on over to the introductory post. But in short, over the next several weeks, my friends Jaime Hobbes and Justin Wasson will be joining me as we dissect one of our favorite shows ever, Doctor Who. But before we get to picking apart each season and discussing our likes and dislikes, we thought we’d each list our favorite episodes, and we welcome you to do the same in the comments below. Feel free to let us know your favorites or why you agree or disagree with our choices.”
Read “OUR TOP 10 EPISODES” on Allison’s Blog!
Remember to stop by Allison’s blog every Friday for ratings and reviews, season by season. Please join in the discussion! We hope you have as much fun as we do.
Rating Doctor Who
Now this is a fun project I am participating in. Doctor Who has brought much joy to my life the past few years and with the coming of the 12th Doctor, my friends and I have decided a definitive ranking is in order. So I am teaming up with fellow Whovians Allison M. Dickson and Justin Wasson for a BIG project. You can read all about it HERE.
I want to thank my Dad for bringing the Doctor into my life. Be sure and check back here on January 31st to see our top ten favorites. Then week to week we will be rating each episode. Hope you will join us!
From Allison M. Dickson:
Now, three people trying to rate a show can get a little challenging. You have probably seen those giant lists around the internet, where people rank all 100+ episodes from worst to best. Instead of that, we thought we’d take a different approach and go season by season, give our own personal ranking on each episode on a scale of 1-10 “Sonics.” There will be one season ranked per week, giving people plenty of time for reading and discussion.
We figure that with a discussion format, you would be able to enjoy some similarities and contrasts in our tastes (for instance, I believe one of the episodes on Justin’s Top 10 will be one of my least favorites). We also hope it will make those of you out there who love the show as much as we do speak up and give us your take.