I want to re-watch all of New Who again. I mean I really, really want to re-watch all of it. Even the Slitheen. Even Planet of the Dead.
I just want to love the show again, to feel the rush of excitement and giddiness I felt before. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the last series… it’s just that it’s totally different now. My show got switched up, and hey, as a Doctor Who fan I have to live with that.
I appreciate Moffat’s take, I really do. But god DAMN do I miss Nine and Ten and RTD, even when it was really, unapologetically bad.That’sthe show that made me commit to watching all of the original series, that gave me the Doctor as a character I carry with me. Could I have fallen in love if I started with series five? Maybe. I can’t say. Other people I respect did.
But for me it started with “Run!”
Dreamt about a murderer/scam: in London, a taxi cab would pick up foreign teenagers to take them to the train, usually drunk people with strangers trying to help out by getting the girl a ride, etc. Then their “friends” would meet them at the station (all “thank God you found her”, etc) and one would be a man who would take them away and use their lack of knowledge about the British emergency system and some kind of cellphone routing device to make sure they couldn’t call for help. Then, murder.