(The 26 worst episodes of the 2013-14 television season, part 1 The A.V. Club)
Doctor Who meme | undernoticed quotes | (1/?) | The God Complex
“I’d forgotten not all victories are about saving the universe”
as the next season of doctor who approaches its time for me to wrestle with the question
does my faith in peter capaldi outweigh my distrust of steven moffat
Speaking at the Cambridge Union Society, the actor told students that Tilda Swinton and Diana Quick would have been his favourite choices for the Twelfth Doctor – the role eventually won by Peter Capaldi.
McGann asked the audience to imagine the skill that such actresses could bring to the portrayal of ‘one of the greatest characters ever written’.
I love this quote from McGann about Swinton as the Doctor:
Glasgow School of Art graphic design alumnus Peter Capaldi with a special message to students and friends of the Mackintosh Building, following the fire just before Degree Show 2014.
A bit more context: He is leading efforts to raise £20m to restore Glasgow School of Art’s fire-hit Mackintosh building. Read more here: [x]
Have I convinced you to watch Battlefield yet
i’m sorry but teenagers lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.
petition for a doctor who episode where the doctor travels back in time to meet arthur conan doyle and accidentally happens to mention how popular sherlock holmes is even 130 years later and poor acd almost breaks down crying
"Doctor before you leave…just tell me one thing."
"My books, the Sherlock Holmes books…do they die out?"
"No, Arthur. People love them. They carry on for hundreds of years."
"Damnit. God damnit. Fuck."
I feel your pain kids
I miss when Doctor Who just had a bunch of one-off episodes that were cute and cheesy. I miss when the story arch was subtly added in so that the climax of the season was so much cooler. I miss when the plot twists weren’t shoved in our faces all the time. I miss when there was actual continuity. I miss when the companions were relatable and seemingly ordinary people who became extraordinary. I miss that Doctor Who.
Someone got Matt Smith to sign this Cards Against Humanity card. heh.
this is beautiful
IM PISSING THIS IS HOW RON GRAINER ORIGINALLY INTENDED THE DOCTOR WHO THEME TO BE LIKE HOLY FUCK
Presented without comment
So, detractors, lemme see if I’ve got this straight. Patrick Troughton wanted this. Peter Davison wants this. Colin Baker wants this. Carole Ann Ford wants this. Louise Jameson wants this. Freema Agyeman wants this. Matt Smith wants this. Karen Gillan wants this. And now we have word that Sydney Newman, attributed with giving the show its lead’s name and basic mode of transport—the same man, I remind you, who hired a female showrunner in nineteen sixty-fucking-three—wanted this.
And somehow demanding a female Doctor is appropriation.
Here’s the original source for that fun fact. What I find most interesting is not just that Sydney Newman wanted the Doctor to be a woman, but that he wasn’t interested in making the female Doctor a gimmick. His letter says:
At a later stage Doctor Who should be metamorphosed into a woman. This requires some considerable thought – mainly because I want to avoid a flashy, Hollywood Wonder Women because this kind of heroine with no flaws is a bore. Given more time than I have now, I can create such a character.
Newman wanted a strong female character in every sense. He wanted her to be interesting, he wanted her to be complex, and he wanted her to be flawed.
So for all of you naysayers who think that a female Doctor would never be more than a ratings gimmick:
"What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one." -Sandra Cisneros, "Eleven"
Oh no this is super adorable
I finally stopped to take a closer look at this and oh my GOD this is amazing.