Re: Forgive me if this has been discussed before...
It's funny. I've long felt that with the exception of River Song, it's very much like when series 5 started, they basically started a completely different series, or maybe a spinoff. We still get references to the old series and the RTD era stuff but at the same time, it all feels different too.
I agree, it feels different. But, perhaps y'all are right and this is just normal.
Lifting to make a Klingon feel inadequate.