I remember all the Doctor Who fanfics I used to read where Rose often got badly stereotyped as a damsel in distress whom the Doctor had to swoop in and save and smooch but the way I remember Doctor Who 90% of their relationship was the Doctor just setting Rose loose on people who had done something to offend them and sitting back giggling in the corner as she shouted
setting Rose loose
This scene is seriously the cutest thing ever.
#Remember when there was a non-human person who hadnt talked to anyone of her species in decades #And her only companion was the man she loved and who ignored her or bossed her around and was rude to her #And Martha met her and the Doctor and Jack were busy doing ‘important shit’ #But Martha was the one who took the time to chat with her #To learn more about her language and culture #Who befriended her #Encouraged her to open up and joked with her and made her laugh #And then because of that discovered what they needed to know BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE#remember that #Remember that time Martha Jones was better than you #God bless Martha Jones
the older doctors being grumpy about all the kissing in new who is my new favourite thing
And then we discovered why. Why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he’d run away from us and hidden. He was being kind.
There’s a difference between a female character who exists in a story and has a romantic relationship with a male character versus a female character who exists in a story to have a romantic relationship with a male character
rose tyler vs river song
Shit the Doctor Says » “The Unquiet Dead" (S01E03)
Doctor Who Edition
Here’s some Valentine’s for you!
Just this, THIS, this upsets me man. The simple fact that we’ve gotten USE TO and just ACCEPTED that The Doctor fucking lies to his companions 24/7 and it’s a fucking NORMAL plot point in Moffat’s Doctor Who. Russell is stating that the fact that The Doctor lies to his companion is “absolutely enormous”, think about it like that. He is saying, The Doctor showing that level of disrespect to his companion to the point that he doesn’t tell them the truth about who he is, when they’ve trusted their life with them, (the beginning of Martha’s journey with him) is ‘abnormal’, it’s sad as well that he felt that insecure, to the point that he can’t trust them and also, the fact that he feels the need to lie about his past. It’s an ABSOLUTELY ENORMOUS character development. Just think about the number of times The Doctor (11th) has lied to his companions about invasive and important pieces of information.
- Not telling Amy that she is pregnant.
- Not telling telling past Amy that she wouldn’t be able to come onto the TARDIS in ‘The Girl Who Waited’.
- Not telling Amy that she lost her husband Rory after he dies and she finds their marriage ring in The Doctor’s pocket.
- Not telling Amy that having the crack in her wall pretty much fucked up her memory of her life, after he realises in The Victory Of The Daleks.
- Not telling Clara the moment that he realises that she is a reoccurring person throughout history and that she is important in the universe.
- Not telling Clara that he has been stalking her.
- Not telling Clara the truth when he tricks her TWICE into leaving him in the Christmas special.
And that’s just a small list. Moffat’s writing has now introduced this new idea: “Rule 1: The Doctor lies.”
Do you know how disturbing it is, that one of my favourite characters, The Doctor, the man I trust and adore out of almost all of fiction, is now known as the man who lies to those who trust him in his hands the most. And here is Russell, talking about The Doctor lying as though it is something we should be worried about, something BIG, “enormous” and in itself is a character development. When the 11th Doctor lies, 24/7 and it’s brushed to the side as though, OF COURSE HE LIES TO HIS HUMAN COMPANIONS, HOW ARE THEY GOING TO UNDERSTAND THE EXTRAORDINARY MIND OF THE DOCTOR.
When in actuality it just alienates us from him more, by showing us how little there is of him that he seems to be able to trust to his human companions. Like for fucks sake. We don’t know who he is half the time anymore. Of course The Doctor is allowed to have secrets, but when we as the audience know he has been lying to his companions all the time, what does that tell us about him? How does that make us feel about him, when it’s never resolved?
"In terms of The Doctor’s character, that is absolutely enormous, that he lies to someone.”
I’m so sorry Russell.. it seems like that the ship has gone and sailed a long time ago. All The Doctor seems to do is lie these days, to his companions and the audience, and himself! I feel really sad now.
Past Ladies of New Who
The new Doctor’s ‘costume’ has been revealed.
Commenting on his costume, Peter Capaldi said: “He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 percent Rebel Time Lord.” While lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: “New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over - Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”
Read more about the costume, its creation and The Twelfth Time Lord here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/articles/Peter-Capaldi-Doctor-Who-Costume-Revealed-