I get more of a Ten vibe off her - that same sort of eager-puppy act that Tennant was good at.
You must have had some interesting bedtime stories.
If you’re going to compare it to previous episodes it needs to be against the first eps for the other NuWho Doctors. On that basis I thought this was a lot sharper and fast-paced than “The Eleventh Hour” and packed more substance than “Rose”. It’s probably comparable to “The Christmas Invasion”, and I can’t even remember Capaldi’s first full episode. Anyway, it ticked all the boxes for a new Doctor episode - sets the tone for the Doctor, hooks in the new companions with appropriate backstory, and sets up a few potential plot points for the future (for example, there’s no way we got told the Stenza are holding humans in stasis without there being a future rescue attempt). A solid start to the season. Here’s hoping the writing quality goes up from here rather than down.
I’m not sure what the point of the “here’s all the guest stars for the season” montage was. I didn’t know who at least half of them were (and Susan Lynch, up next episode, is unrecognisable).
Floating, not blowing. But I agree they all look way too okay to be in actual space.
As for talking too much, with the possible exception of Nine most of the NuWho Doctors have tended to babble. Twelve was annoying as hell in his preachy moments.
Funny, but the Doctor has always been a jury-rig kind of guy, although usually it’s “point the screwdriver and click”. This time she built one from scratch.