This is a weekly feature (Wednesdays) where Christa of Hooked on Books and myself will be watching and discussing all of the reboot of Doctor Who. Posts will contain spoilers for that episode and ones before it, so you may want to watch the episode before reading. I hope you’ll join us in enjoying this fantastic show, and don’t forget to check out Christa’s post (with past posts over here) as well! Allons-y!
The Eleventh Hour by Steven Moffat
Armed with a new face and a new attitude, the Doctor meets little Amelia Pond, a brave Scottish lass with a very scary crack in her wall, but even scarier is what has come through the crack. Can the Doctor track it down before the entire world is destroyed?
As far as Doctor introduction episodes, this is probably my favourite. While “Rose” will always hold a special place in my heart, and “The Christmas Invasion” has some wonderful Tennant moments, “The Eleventh Hour” is kind of at a whole other level.
As a die hard Tenth Doctor fan, this episode was the perfect transition. They don’t try to pretend that the Eleventh Doctor is the same man, but you can still see the tiniest glimmer of him. The moment that sealed it for me is when he walks through that holograph of all the Doctors. For me, it was like this epiphany, my a-ha moment. It was like “there he is…it’s still him.”
I don’t really have much to say about Amy at this point without being all spoiler-y. I do like that she’s not afraid to go against the Doctor (though there is a fine line between bravery and stupidity little Miss Gryffindor…). I’m glad that the Doctor has found someone to travel with once more. And for now, let’s just leave it at that.