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Growing Pains-Series 8 of DoctorWho soon

At this point in time now, we have only a short number of days until the return of an extremely world famous character which so many people are so excited to see back on our small screens-and for the first part even on big screens in some locations.
Yes, shortly Peter Capaldi will be seen for the first time as The Doctor, and we will see just what kind of new, strange or intense depiction of the mysterious time lord he will give us. I think that there must be very many views about where we have gone with the return of the show in the last few years, with the last three lead actors, and the two main show directors and writers. We have been given many astoundingly great and marvellous new villains, worlds, characters and parts of the world and myth of Who which have delighted and entertained us well so far.
At this stage though, we are offered a much older Doctor, the first in a very long time. Knowing the various serious roles and characters that Capaldi has played over the years, many of us are possibly expecting a very unpredictable, rich and defined version of Who.
Not only though do we have so many theories and questions and hopes about the new Doctor, but it seems that with him the creators and writers are going to really take him into very different directions, explore possibly more complex areas of his past, his character and more. This of course, needs to be managed very carefully, as this is a family show, a character who many children love and admire as well as the very many grown-up fans globally.
One very serious fear could be that with the choice of Capaldi and decided shift in show style it may all come crumbling down once again, very fast. Like back in the late 1980’s, again we could very easily lose the show for another decade or more. If that might be the result of bold casting and writing changes, well I sense that it would probably end on a seriously respectable creative high even if very many fans could feel short changed, confused and unhappy with the extreme changes.
Even with such a beloved iconic character and cult series as this, at times risks should be taken to keep things fresh.
In a matter of days, the new journey with the new Who will begin to show us just what we will get this time.

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About JAMES E PARSONS

Author of science fiction novels Orbital Kin and Minerva Century-also horror, literary fiction, many short stories and screenplays. Always reading, writing, watching films, playing guitar/bass, and am a husband with a coffee addiction. New horror novel due for 2017. This is my blog, offshoot from my website. It will be where I post current thoughts, opinions, views, reviews, or discussions about contemporary film, movies, books, video games, television series mostly in the horror, science fiction, fantasy and their sub-genre offshoots. The entertainment not in the mainstream (for the most part) and proud of it. Also follow me on twitter- @ParsonsFiction, and facebook - James E Parsons

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