This isn’t a post about Health Care. The title is a phrase fitting the acronym T.A.R.D.I.S.
The thing about being a big ol’ nerdy Dr. Who fan is that the very nature of the protagonist is such that while it’s possible to admire him as a whole, one cannot necessarily afford to become too wholly attached to him. The reason is because Time Lords happen to live a ridiculously long time and in order to avoid spending the majority of that time as tottering prune-people, they do this crazy metamorphosis trick and just sort of randomly change into someone different (and presumably younger, although it has not always played out that way). Dr. Who’s gender remains the same whenever he does this, but the similarities between old Doctor and new Doctor often end there.
And, as you might guess, that can truly suck.
But not this time.
I was once of the school of thought that David Tennant was The Doctor to end all Doctors. He was it. No one could ever be The Doctor again because David Tennant was The Doctor. Period. End of discussion. I’m not kidding. This isn’t a debate. Shut up or I’ll slap you silly…
…and on and on like that.
And then this guy named Matt Smith came along and assumed the role. When I first heard it was going to happen, I just knew I was going to hate the hell out of the guy. Lousy upstart thinking he’s The Doctor. Ha! Anyone with a brain in their head knew we had finally found the real Dr. Who in David Tennant! Loser.
But… wait… I kind of like this new guy. He’s quite funny and still just as sharp. Hum. He seems to have retained some of his previous incarnation’s personality traits, as well. His hair is just frigging huge in the front but, oddly, it doesn’t bug me at all.
A couple episodes in and I can’t deny it any longer. I dig the new Doctor. There, I said it. Matt Smith is just fine in my book. Got his hands full with a metric butt-load of Weeping Angels right now, which is pretty damn scary, but in truth, I sort of feel sorry for the Angels. Well, not really, but you know what I mean.
Watch Dr. Who, peeps. It's a fat lot better than most of the dreck Hollywood is barfing up lately (provided you like intense science fiction and occasionally laughing your head off).