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Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2013-12-07 10:51 am
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Looking forward to Doctor Who s8

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My work is running a conference at the moment, so I am delegate-wrangling on a Saturday. This seems cruel and unusual.

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Posting topics! [personal profile] laurashapiro asked about what I'm looking forward to in the next season of Doctor Who. If you actually know anything about s8, please don't tell me!

I am really looking forward to s8! I'm going to miss Eleventy so much I don't want to think about it, but I think Capaldi will be great and I'm looking forward to the continuation of Clara's story and the search for Gallifrey.

I love Clara a whole lot, and I know that people felt her arc in s7 made her hard to get to know (which I didn't find myself, but mileage varies). Now that's resolved, I think it's going to be great seeing what she does next. I love the detail of her becoming a teacher, it's perfect for her, and I hope we get to see more of Coal Hill Secondary School.

Companions always get a wonderful chance to enter the spotlight during a regeneration as they become the audience's fixed point while the Doctor changes. Clara's uniquely equipped to deal with it, of course, being very familiar with the Doctor's changing faces, so I'm looking forward to seeing her roll with it and her relationship with Capaldi's Doctor develop.

And then there's the quest for Gallifrey! Gosh I'm excited. I hope that it's epic and moving and exciting. And I also hope that once Gallifrey has been restored we get to see the old ridiculousness of the Time Lords return and the Doctor realising that, wait, he's glad they're alive again but he still doesn't want to stick around because dear god they're a bunch of pompous fools. :D

Prediction: when Gallifrey's come back, the Time Lords are all very grateful and try, once again, to make the Doctor President. He runs for his life.

I think it's got the makings of a great series, I'm really looking forward to it.
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[personal profile] gorgeousnerd 2013-12-07 11:12 am (UTC)(link)
Prediction: when Gallifrey's come back, the Time Lords are all very grateful and try, once again, to make the Doctor President. He runs for his life.

YES. I need this.
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[personal profile] elisi 2013-12-07 12:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I know nothing about S8. But if they find Gallifrey that soon I'll eat my cat. ;)
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[personal profile] cantarina 2013-12-07 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Prediction: when Gallifrey's come back, the Time Lords are all very grateful and try, once again, to make the Doctor President. He runs for his life.
I would be very happy with this plotline as well :D
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[personal profile] laurashapiro 2013-12-07 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, thank you for writing this up!

I can't wait to see Capaldi's Doctor. I'm going to grieve Eleven like crazy, but PETER FUCKING CAPALDI. It's interesting to me that they gave such a dark-seeming actor such an optimistic plot arc. The story says "I'm searching for home, isn't it marvelous and heartwarming!" and those eyebrows say "and when I get there I might just blow it up again." I'm really curious to see how he adapts his usual tones to the character.

I too have been looking forward to more Clara, but I hadn't thought about getting to know her better through the regeneration specifically. But you're right, of course; it's a moment for companions to shine.

And I also hope that once Gallifrey has been restored we get to see the old ridiculousness of the Time Lords return

Oh god, this, so much. Please let there be goofy headdresses! Please!
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[personal profile] skywaterblue 2013-12-08 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
The story says "I'm searching for home, isn't it marvelous and heartwarming!" and those eyebrows say "and when I get there I might just blow it up again."

LOL.
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[personal profile] credoimprobus 2013-12-07 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I loved Clara as a teacher for the very, very selfish reason that it totally validated my instincts in the AU I'm working on. Yay!

I'm going to miss Eleven SO MUCH as well, but that doesn't stop me from being super-excited about getting to meet 12 (much like when Clara took over from the Ponds, really)! I can't wait to see where they take things next.
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[personal profile] kass 2013-12-07 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I am right there with you on all of your S8 thoughts -- including "I will miss Eleventy so much I can't stand it" and also "I'm looking forward to Capaldi." And to Clara and the search for Gallifrey and all kinds of other good things. <3!
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[personal profile] skywaterblue 2013-12-08 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
I'm hopeful that Gallifrey is going to be a decades long quest, myself, so I'm not too eager for Capaldi to actually have that arc.
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[identity profile] sunnyrea.livejournal.com 2013-12-12 04:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I am going to miss 11 but I am excited for the change, especially since 12 is going to physically look older. I read someone's comment about how the fact that the new regeneration looks older is a sign about how the Doctor has finally moved on and/or forgiven himself for what happened with Galifrey and the time war; and, of course, I just love that!