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Eleventh Doctor...

I'm putting this under a cut even though it's practically impossible to not know who it is unless you live under a rock.

Like most of the fandom, my first reaction  to him was ... "Who the hell is he?"

After some thought, I have decided that this is a GOOD THING. It could have been so much worse. I could have known who the actor was and hated him. So there was no crying "Oh Moffat, what have you done to my fandom?" for me.

Then again, there was no skipping round the room proclaiming my love for the Moff.

The Eleventh Doctor was just... the Eleventh Doctor.

My second reaction was "OH MY GOD HE'S SO YOUNG!!!" Which, from what I've read, was a pretty universal reaction in fandom as well.

It took me a while to decide whether he could be the Doctor or not. I vaguely remember him from 'Ruby in the Smoke' and I vaguely remember quite liking him. But it was only after I was told he was in it that I remembered him. Hmm...

I'm not going to judge him on looks alone (and from what I've seen, I'm one of the three people in the fandom who finds him attractive) nor how he acted in interviews. Because everyone knows that you can love characters onscreen and not like the actor in real life or vice versa.

But this photo:



made me think "Damn, he looks good next to the TARDIS!"

So all is well.

I want to avoid being fanwanky, but I for one hope he's a bit more mature and less manic than Ten, otherwise he's just going to look like a kid with a time machine.

As for companions? More than one please, and preferably older.

Okay, I'll shut up now :P

Comments

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persiflage_1
Jan. 4th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping for an older woman (like Donna), a fella and Jenny as the companions. ALL AT ONCE!!

I just hope they do something with his costume/hair/etc. to stop me seeing him as a kid, 'cos I'm gonna find it hard to suspend my disbelief and accept him as over 900 years old when he looks 15!
csg1
Jan. 4th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping for an older woman (like Donna), a fella and Jenny as the companions. ALL AT ONCE!!

Definitely, I'd love to see both a man and a woman (maybe even a couple) and Jenny as well.

I just hope they do something with his costume/hair/etc. to stop me seeing him as a kid, 'cos I'm gonna find it hard to suspend my disbelief and accept him as over 900 years old when he looks 15!

Same. To be honest the very first thing I thought was "Whoa, hair!" And much as I love it, it does make him look younger. I think a younger Doctor could work, as long as they don't make him act too young.

persiflage_1
Jan. 4th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
Definitely, I'd love to see both a man and a woman (maybe even a couple) and Jenny as well.

They need to do something to differentiate him from Ten.

Same. To be honest the very first thing I thought was "Whoa, hair!" And much as I love it, it does make him look younger. I think a younger Doctor could work, as long as they don't make him act too young.

Yes - they need to drop the "5 year old on a sugar rush" that Ten's got going on half the time. Have him look youngish but act older.
csg1
Jan. 4th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
Yes - they need to drop the "5 year old on a sugar rush" that Ten's got going on half the time. Have him look youngish but act older.

Yeah, older and more alien. I'm craving a more alien Doc after Ten.
persiflage_1
Jan. 4th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
Yes! And not just more alien in a "I'm going to kill you all horribly" way...
csg1
Jan. 4th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
Which seems to be the only way to be alien in Rusty's eyes.

*sigh*
persiflage_1
Jan. 4th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
Yup. Hence my lack of excitement about the new season. Rusty has harshed my squee so much in the past 18 months.
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csg1
Jan. 4th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
I think I'm one of your three that find him attractive.

Yay! I felt rather lonely.

I'm looking forward to seeing him. I'd erally like a less manic doctor.

Me too! I'm withholding judgement on both him and Moffat until I've seen an episode with Eleven. It's not fair to judge him based on appearance and one interview.

And if I can't have an older companion I want two of both sexes. He seems the type to need a fan club. lol

Yeah, I'm crossing my fingers for a man and a woman.


Love the icon!
emlee
Jan. 4th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
I really like him 8) He's all quirky and new. And I think he'll be more sophisticated, because if he was young in the audition? Probably wouldn't have gone down well with his age imo.
fourzoas
Jan. 4th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty mellow about it; won't really know till he's onscreen. I'll just keep on writing my little stories and watching the fandom react.
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