IM PISSING THIS IS HOW RON GRAINER ORIGINALLY INTENDED THE DOCTOR WHO THEME TO BE LIKE HOLY FUCK
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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.
"We will sing to you, Doctor. The universe will sing you to your sleep. This song is ending. But the story never ends."
Sylvester McCoy, everyone
There’s not a single fuck anywhere in this picture.
Michael Gary Scott as the Doctor’s worst/best ever companion
→ buffy vs the creepy angel statues that kept stalking her [btvs/dw]
"I swear those statues moved!"
Giles doesn’t quite believe her. “Buffy, statues don’t move.”
"Yes, but let’s be honest here, what are the odds of them being just statues?”
"I think I’ve figured you out." She says. It feels odd talking to stone statues, but then again they’re not really statues, are they? "You only move when I’m not looking. When I am looking, you turn into statues, isn’t that right? And I can’t kill a statue.”
She doesn’t blink.
"What would happen if I were to close my eyes?"
Needless to say those creepy statues underestimated the strength and speed of a Slayer (even with her eyes closed).
The first six costume designs I drew up for Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor (since tumblr only allows ten photos at a time.)
The second set can be found here.
Write ups for each design can be found here:
2.) The Guile Hero
3.) The Chessmaster
4.) The Grandfather
5.) The Adventurer
6.) The Time Lord
Check out these fan-designed outfits for the Twelfth Doctor! We think they got pretty close with “The Guile Hero.”
Jon Pertwee: Reversing the polarity of the “Nope” flow.
Doctor Who in Cards Against Humanity.
Donna Noble, folks.