The eagerly anticipated movie-length first episode of the new series of Doctor Who was being telecast simultaneously with its release in the UK. With one boy tucked under each arm while we snuggled on the couch, I watched the latest incarnation of the Doctor as he shook off the grogginess of having undergone yet another regeneration.
On Wednesday evening, we watched an interview with the actor who will now play the Doctor, Peter Capaldi. I watched with an open mind, enjoying the personal stories of the actor and loving his Scottish accent just a little bit.
|Peter Capaldi - Doctor Who; Jenna Coleman - Clara Oswald|
I laughed at the funny bits of this newest episode and turned to the boys and asked, "Has it always been this funny?!" They just gave me look as if to say, "Duh!" and turned back to the programme.
So moved was I by the part in the story where Clara struggled with connecting with this new version of the Doctor, that a few tears trickled out of the corner of my eyes when Matt Smith made a small appearance on our screen - I must have had something in my eye.
Even if I haven't wholly embraced Peter Capaldi as the Doctor yet, the first episode has me hooked, and I can't wait until next week so that I can watch some more. I think I'm turning into a Whovian.
If you weren't one of the crazy ones to get up before 5 am to watch the Episode 1 of Series 8, it's being replayed on the ABC at 7:40 this evening, and it's already available on iView.