The End of Time

Published January 6, 2010

I’ve left it a while to write about the last David Tennant episode of Doctor Who because I was trying to convince myself that it hadn’t actually finished, and that he was still floating around in his TARDIS somewhere.

I have plenty of questions about the story itself, including why Time Lords would want time to end, who the Time Lord woman is and how she got through when no one else could, why the Doctor had so much time before he regenerated, and where the Master disappeared to.

None of that really matters though, because it was the perfect ending. The Time Lords really shouldn’t have been brought back as a simple point in the plot, but at the same time it’s right that they weren’t responsible for the end of the Tenth Doctor. No major spoilers, but as Russell T Davies says, it’s right that it comes down to a personal moment right at the end.

I wasn’t impressed with the initial viewing of Matt Smith’s Doctor, and like I said, I was intent on not watching any more series and instead believing the TARDIS had sailed off into the sunset.

However, then I watched Doctor Who Confidential, and Matt Smith’s moments seemed a lot better. I’m not sure about Geronimo, but knowing the story behind those scenes, and how he was really up against it, I like it just a little bit more. I might give the new Doctor a chance.

Finally, on the subject of the BBC Three series… I totally cried. I never cry at this stuff. I didn’t cry when Billie left and I didn’t cry when Tennant regenerated. But I cried watching him try to hold it together whilst he was showered in confetti.

I don’t know if that’s the kind of legacy David wants, but there you go.

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