“The Day of the Doctor” and how my time with him has briefly come full circle… Perhaps I am a companion…

*Spoiler alert*

I loved it… Aside from the obvious reason that it included all of the doctors… Actually I shouldn’t say ALL of the Doctors, because I did see a lost Doctor Who special at the British Film Institute, where David Niven played the Doctor and he had a family with a younger Susan (the 1st Doctor’s “Granddaughter”)…

While others might have enjoyed “Stolen Earth” more, “Stolen Earth” focused on the companions and provided closure for the narrative complexity that was built up over a few years. “The Day of the Doctor” added to the day that has plagued the Doctor and focused on him…

I really enjoyed the John Hurt Doctor nicknamed “The Warrior (Doctor)”, with his questions and puzzlement of the other Doctors. I could not help but agree with his commentary on his future incarnations, since I find myself in a similar predicament of being disrupted from my chronological enjoyment of the series, thrust from the 70’s with the 4th Doctor, into the present day Doctors with their heavy reliance of fancy sonic screwdrivers (“Classic Who” writers that included the sonic screwdrivers were usually fired because the gizmo was considered a “cure-all” device that reduced the creators creativity) and obsession to “being cool”…

However, when all was said and done, at the end of “The Day of the Doctor”, who was to greet me before the credits rolled? But non-other than the 4th Doctor as “the curator”… While he was older and his appearance was highly questionable to the overall storyline, for me it served as a personal message, a reminder if you will. That while I have enjoyed all these glimpses of what’s to come and getting to know the future of The Doctor and his companions (Via BBC America’s year long special “The Doctors Revisited”)… It’s time to return to the 70’s, with the Doctor, who has patiently waited to resume our adventures, while I experienced a brief romp into his future…

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