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Just a quickie on the first episode of the new Doctor..

Lots of Meta for Whovians - how old is the Doctor?, why is he grey and wrinkled?

Who frowned me this face?
Lots of topical humor on the gay marriage issue - Lady Vastra and her wife - and race
I'm not like you, I'm a Lizard.
And the Welsh director poking fun at the Scottish independence referendum, talking about ( and over emphasising) Capaldi's Scottish accent.

The overall plot line for the episode was a little weak, as the program was seen more as a vehicle to introduce the new Doctor.

The Tardis has been redecorated in 70's neon chic, to match Capaldi's mod costume.

Overall, a lot of fun for fans, but stronger plots will be required to sustain interest.

Originally posted to peterfallow on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 01:19 PM PDT.

Also republished by Whovians on DKos.

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