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Sylvester McCoy felt that he was too small and easily bullied if he sat on the sofa, so he decided this was better
I’m sorry did you save the doctor with cpr
Did you defeat a witch’s spell with a rhyming word from harry potter
Did you take care of the doctor in 1913 England when he didn’t even remember himself
Did you recognize the master before the doctor did
Did you save all of humanity’s ass from the master by spreading the story of the doctor?
Then why don’t you stop being a little bitch about Martha Jones being a useless unneeded character
This is a very important gifset.
Steven Moffat Doesn’t Understand Grief, and It’s Killing Doctor Who
There’s a popular joke I’ve seen floating around on Tumblr for a while now. It goes like this:
Well worth the read.
The problem with the 50th ret-conning isn’t that the Doctor’s emotional integrity re: his post-Time War angst disappears. Obviously, he really believes he sacrificed Gallifrey, believes all those people burned, etc. He’ll still feel really, really bad about it.
The problems are that:
A) OUR response as the audience to the first seven seasons of NuWho has been compromised because WE know that it’s all a lie. The emotional resonance of those scenes is irrevocably altered because instead of feeling the weight of that choice and empathizing with and/or shuddering at the Doctor’s actions, we become sympathetic — the poor dear just doesn’t know the truth. Don’t worry, though, he’ll find out in time that it was all a lie, the wee lamb.
B) It has fundamentally changed the nature of the Doctor’s character. Before he was actually capable of causing that much destruction. Now he is not. That detracts hugely from the character because it erases one of his flaws — that in the right (wrong) circumstances, the Doctor could be terrible, fearsome; he has the capacity for that inside him. That he chooses to be otherwise, as much as he is able, is what makes him heroic.
Think about the conversation in Boom Town between the Doctor and Margaret the Slitheen. He has her number, absolutely understands her motivation, calls her on all her bullshit, and what does she say? ”Only a killer would know that.” The truth of that moment was brilliant, powerful, and a little disturbing — we are meant to fear him a little because of it. Now we know we don’t need to, we never need to, because the Doctor?
Oh, he’d never do a thing like that.
Do you wanna come with me?
Cause if you do then I should warn you:
You’re gonna see all sorts of things.
Ghosts from the past.
Aliens from the future.
The day the Earth died in a ball of flame,
It won’t be quiet, it won’t be safe, and it won’t be calm.
But I tell you what it will be:
The trip of a lifetime.
Celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who with My Doctor: [x]
Billie Piper in Doctor Who, 2005-2013
"No one’s ever going to forget you." As Doctor Who turns 50, I’d like to pay tribute to arguably the most iconic companion, and my personal favourite. Sarah Jane Smith was played by the incomparable Elisabeth Sladen who is sadly missed, always, by generations of fans.
So we’ve been getting a lot of messages about The Day of the Doctor and I finally got around to watching it yesterday. I found a lot of posts about it that I completely agree with and they’re in the queue, but I’m going to see if I can put my thoughts on the episode into a coherent essay.
First off, the things I did like. I liked the pace of the episode. For a lot of Moffat’s episodes and the episodes in season 7, they were often fast paced and sloppy with things crammed in that it was easy to miss just one detail that would’ve tied everything together. The extra half an hour made it possible for them to slow down and make most of everything coherent and included. I also really enjoyed the dynamic between David Tennant and Matt Smith and they both worked really well together with John Hurt. I loved the character of Kate Stewart and I really like it when competent women are in seats of power.
Now on to the bad things.
10 & 11 in sync