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  •  I'll give it this. (2+ / 0-)
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    Matt Smith got a WAY more lovely regeneration scene than David Tennant did. Ten went out like a punk.

    For my money though, the best regeneration is still Nine into Ten. Usually the generation is only really great for ONE of the actors but both Christopher Eccelston and David Tennant nailed it flawlessly.

    Why do I have the feeling George W. Bush joined the Stonecutters, ate a mess of ribs, and used the Constitution as a napkin?

    by Matt Z on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 01:32:32 PM PST

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    •  I frankly don't think it's fair to compare them (6+ / 0-)

      Tennant's Doctor desperately didn't want to go and acted as such. Smith was ready for it. Different situations, different reactions.

      But yes, Eccelston to Tennant is still as good as it gets.

      "Rose, before I go, I just wanted to tell you you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I!"

      Change...

      "Hello. Okay...New teeth. That's weird. So where was I? Oh that's right. Barcelona."

      •  The problem with Tennant's scene was (4+ / 0-)

        BECAUSE he didn't want to go, I as an audience member resisted the regeneration scene as much as he did. When Matt Smith appears, I don't smile like I did with Peter Capaldi, or even Tennant himself, because I am as upset with the reason he went out as he is. Russell T Davies  completely botched that scene.

        Notice the contrast between Ten and Eleven: Ten tries SO hard to resist dying that he winds up blowing up the TARDIS. Eleven on the other hand reflects fondly back on his life and assures us that while life will go on, he will always remember when he was the Doctor. It was an affirmation of his life to the audience, and a comfort to us and Clara, rather than feeling like he went out too soon and we got ripped off. He passed the baton to 12 MUCH more gracefully than Ten did to him. It was precisely because of how Ten died and his regeneration scene wound up that I took as long to warm up to Smith as I did. I won't have that problem with Capaldi.

        Why do I have the feeling George W. Bush joined the Stonecutters, ate a mess of ribs, and used the Constitution as a napkin?

        by Matt Z on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 01:47:09 PM PST

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        •  I never warmed up to Smith! (1+ / 0-)
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          I tried but his acting range was limited and Like John Hurt said, "You're always flinging your arms around."

          Just a meh. Now with Capaldi, I will go back to regular viewing!

          They also serve, who only stand and wait. ~ John Milton On His Blindness

          by vcmvo2 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 06:22:17 PM PST

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