It’s #CapalDay for Doctor Who Fans

Peter Capaldi is making his debut today as the 12th Doctor.  This Scottish actor has been a lifelong Doctor Who fan, which makes me even more excited to see him take on the iconic role.  Here is an actor who, like Chris Pratt and Star Lord and Tom Hiddleston and Loki, has embraced the role and the fans that come with it. 

In the teasers he asks Companion Clara a question: “Am I a good man?”  It will be fun to see his self exploration this season.

My only fear is that showrunner Stephen Moffat will louse things up with storylines that are overly convoluted or repetitive. We have seen Madame Vastra and Jenny and Straxx a lot in past seasons. Perhaps it’s time to venture away from Victorian England and return to random planets and one-off adventures.

However, that’s just my opinion.

At any rate, I am thrilled to see Peter Capaldi take on this role. I already get chills thinking about it.

Happy #CapalDay!

Hello Doctor Who, Goodbye True Blood

This weekend is going to be bittersweet.  On Saturday we welcome Peter Capaldi as the12th Doctor.  On Sunday we say goodbye to True Blood, a show that has become an icon for summer television guilty pleasures over the last seven years.

Right as I started to really enjoy Matt Smith’s Doctor (which happened to coincide with the departure of Amy Pond) the BBC announced that a new Doctor was nigh.  Now, here we stand on the threshold of a new Doctor, and there are rumors that Jenna Louise Coleman is already out.  I loved the Eccleston and Tennant years because they were driven by strong stories. Russell T. Davies, the showrunner at the time, had a strong sense of how to write an episode. Then Moffat came in and made it the Amy Pond show and completely changed the nature of the beast.  So I am now afraid to fall in love with any of the characters.  But I still love Doctor Who and I am thrilled about Peter Capaldi.

On a sadder note, I don’t want True Blood to go away. It has been my escapist show.  It makes you laugh, cry, yell, and blush all the time.  If you have to make it end, can we please get a Pam and Eric spinoff? That would be great.  The plot has twisted and turned, for better and for worse, but we fans always come back for more.

So Mr. Capaldi, I bid you welcome!

True Blood, thanks for the memories.

If Only I Had a TARDIS

Have you ever wished you could go back in time?  I’ll admit, I’d probably pull a Rose Tyler and try to make a few changes to past events, only to learn that you can’t change the past without future consequences.  That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t try, though.

Having a TARDIS would be great…but as we’ve seen in the Doctor’s adventures, being able to witness history can be difficult because you know how things are going to turn out.  (Think: Vincent Van Gogh)

I think I’d be willing to risk the emotional baggage that comes with time travel.  I feel like the experience in sum would be worth it. 

Today I found myself wishing I could go back and change something that happened yesterday, and then I started thinking that if I could go back to before I was born, that would help, too.  And it kept going from there.  If I actually had a TARDIS, I’d be zooming back and forth in my timeline trying to fix things to make the outcomes change…but would it work?  I don’t know.  But…it would be worth a try….