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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

the Doctor wonders if he is a good man…

And that’s about all that happens in this new — and very short — teaser trailer for Season 8:

D’oh! August 23rd is the evening I’m seeing Richard III with Martin Freeman.

Thanks to Thomas for the heads-up.

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  • can’t you DVR the Richard III thing and watch Dr. Who live?

  • Great idea!

  • Tonio Kruger

    So now he’s quoting from Hugh Laurie’s novel, The Gun Seller?

  • Drave

    Two days before my birthday! Woo!

  • Paul

    Yeah, but Martin Freemen would be disappointed. He’s bound to be really looking forward to seeing it with MaryAnn.

  • Danielm80

    Hugh Laurie would make a good Doctor, and Peter Capaldi would have made a good Dr. House. Actually, I hope Capaldi brings a tiny bit of Dr. House to the character. I loved Eleven, but a childish, whimsical version of the Doctor can only be taken so far before we need a darker character.

  • LaSargenta

    I actually avoided the Matt Smith doctor mostly. I watched the first 3, was so annoyed — with stories, characters, moods — that I had no further interest. Am planning on reading the Wikepaedia synopses to catch up on cannon. I really hope we don’t have more mania. DT’s version was enough for me.

  • Tonio Kruger

    Well, the end of the last episode hinted that Capaldi’s doctor would be a lot like Peter Davidson’s. Personally, I find that a bit surprising given the number of old school fans who hated the way Davidson was made to play the Doctor as a sort of an idiot savant. But then Moffat is not exactly obsessed with pleasing fans.

  • Tonio Kruger

    As for the idea of a darker Doctor….

    I’m beginning to find this obsession with constantly emphasizing a pop culture hero’s darker side a bit Harrison Bergeronian. Apparently it’s not enough anymore to rescue people and save the day; you have to be a borderline sociopath as well. Frankly, there are already enough shows catering to those viewers who are into the dysfunctional. Why keep dragging Sherlock and the Doctor into such a mess? Is there that great a demand for Dexter in Space or Timelords of Anarchy?

  • I never thought of Davison’s Doctor as an idiot savant. He was the most human Doctor we’ve ever had.

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