**some spoilers ahead**
I’ll admit right up front that Peter Capaldi’s take on The Doctor is much more
to my liking than…let’s say the direction the series seemed to have been
drifting. More ‘ancient alien’, less ‘fangirl boyfriend material’ please.
No slight to Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith, who all did
fine jobs in their turns, but The Doctor is *centuries old*, and he’s an
*alien*. Apologies to all the fangirls, but he’s not something that is terribly
likely to get all weak in the knees over a 20-something girl from Earth.
It’s always good to see our Victorian friends in the form of the Paternoster
Gang: Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint, and Strax, and there are also once again a
few nods to the current popularity ...