i just love how jack wears both suspenders AND a belt
it’s like otherwise he wouldn’t be able to keep his pants on even for a second
"Episode 4 saw the words Bad Wolf appear for the first time. I just made it up on a whim, cos I liked the idea of the TARDIS being graffiti’d. But then I spent the rest of the episode idly wondering who that kid was, why he wrote those odd words. And, having dismissed notions of Evil Super Villain Kid, a plan began to form, in mid-production. Knowing that Rose would become the Time Goddess at the end of the series, I wondered if a Time Goddess would imprint herself on the universe, creating things in her image, like the face of Jesus in a bagel. Better still, these signs would actually summon her into existence. That’s the sort of thing you think about in this job, late at night. And then I worked backwards, inserting Bad Wolf references into almost every script. Funnily enough, I never told anyone what I was doing, in case it didn’t work, but the design department picked up on it—they didn’t even ask what it meant, they just offered to stencil it on Captain Jack’s bomb, in German. The idea spread without anyone knowing what it meant. Which is very Bad Wolf in itself."
Clémence Poésy & Emma Watson as The Doctor and her Companion
As soon as I read this fic, I knew this had to be done.
I’ll be honest with you - it’s not the first time I’ve pictured Clémence as the Doctor. Being British myself I know it’s totally wrong that anyone from outside the UK should play the part, but there’s just something about the way she looks and moves that screams Time Lord to me.
The 12th Doctor is revealed
It is a woman
it is Pepper Potts from Iron man
She would be a goddamn scary Doctor.
Just starting the 50th special, the first episode I’ve seen with JLC, and man she is a cutie. Like I want to cuddle you in a non-sexual way because you are completely adorable.
A reminder that this is post-Children of Earth for Jack. He had just lost the love of his life, Ianto, and is trying to cope by escaping Earth. “Haven’t traveled far enough yet. Got a lot of dirt to shake off my shoes”
Sound like someone we know?
The Doctor knows more than anyone else that he shouldn’t travel alone and he knows how hard it is to actually find someone when you’re so scared of losing them again. The Doctor is making sure that Jack doesn’t make the same mistake.
A reminder that he also killed his grandson to save the Earth when the Doctor wasn’t there.
He killed a child, his grandchild, in front of the child’s mother, his daughter.
The Doctor also knows more than anyone how it feels to be so thoroughly crushed by the guilt and grief of actually killing your loved ones, of putting them through unimaginable suffering. He knows that he wasn’t there and he can’t make it better, but he can do this. He can make sure Jack isn’t alone, at least for a little while.
Ok, I’m a bored girl with time, a computer and internet
so, if you reblog this I’m gonna write your url in circular Gallifreyan
like this one (mine)
make sure I can submit to your blog
and if I forget about someone, message me!
go go go :)
I love me some Circular Gallifreyan!
Doctor Who changes and moves on. By late 1966 all of the original production team and cast had left. In 1969 the writers retconned the previous six years of the show and said that the Doctor was not a human from the future but in fact a “Time Lord”, setting up an entirely new premise for the show where the Doctor stopped traveling because these “Time Lords” exiled the Doctor to Earth. Then, few years later, the show moved on from that, too. It kept moving and never stopped. Eventually it moved on from television to books, comics, and audios, and then those moved on and continuously changed, rewriting what had gone before as they went. Then Doctor Who moved back to TV, and it moved on from the past. There was a fresh start, and the Time Lords were gone. But that was never going to stick forever. Doctor Who was always going to move on from that.
My point is that, unless you fell in love with Doctor Who during the early part of the Hartnell era, you fell in love with a show that had already changed and moved on. The era of the show with which you first fell in love, whatever that era might be, is an era of the show that loads of hardcore fans have gotten angry at and turned the TV, lamenting that Doctor Who just isn’t the show they loved anymore. This is especially true of the Russell T. Davies era, which was a much more substantial reinvention of Doctor Who than any previous televised version, and which brought in a huge surge of new fans but which a certain segment of pre-existing Doctor Who fans just couldn’t abide. (And like many Moffat haters, many RTD haters continued to watch the show even while it made them angry.)
And in two or three years Doctor Who will move on from where it is now, and a lot of fans who love where Moffat has taken the show will decide that the new showrunner after Moffat has ruined the thing they used to love. Maybe I’ll be one of those people! I don’t know yet!
I’m not saying that it’s wrong to dislike what Moffat has done with the show, and I’m not saying that you should just suck it up and stop complaining or criticizing. I’m just trying to make sure it isn’t forgotten that changing the direction of the show and rewriting past “canon” is not a particular fetish of Moffat’s but rather a venerable Doctor Who tradition that many previous Doctor Who writers and producers (including and especially RTD) have undertaken with considerable glee. Which isn’t to say you have to like it.
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