Part of the problem is that Moffat’s a big fan of the Giant Reset Button — so much so that he literally wrote in a Giant Reset Button into the episode Journey to the Center of the TARDIS. One step above the “It was all a dream” plot, the Giant Reset Button absolves the characters and the writers of any repercussions and they can carry on as they were, even though we, the audience, saw a “major event” that is evidently no longer relevant. You can have your fun and adventure, but you need not learn or grow or change from it.
The bottom photo is Stuart’s 7-year old son this past weekend with Tom Baker at the 50th Anniversary celebration, exactly 35 years later.
“From what I’ve seen, your funny little happy-go-lucky little life leaves devastation in its wake. Always moving on because you dare not look back. Playing with so many people’s lives, you might as well be a god. And you’re right, Doctor. You’re absolutely right. Sometimes… you let one go.”
#ahhh #you see this is my dark doctor #not eleven who is afraid of his capacity for darkness and the sucking; tidal loneliness within him that could swallow worlds #not ten whose darkness was all rage and mania—the cold-burning anger that condemned the family of blood or threatened to rip time #because he was Time Lord Victorious and it was his right #but nine #glorious nine #who is so comfortable with dealing out death that he thinks nothing of it; you cannot flinch from what you are #nine can smile and lightly talk about sparing one life; maybe two; because the dead of the time war slide off the scale and what is one more #world compared to that? #he is so steeped in horror it has become mundane for him (the first horror is the horror; the second is accepting it) #nine who emerged from the Time War the only colossus in a universe of ants #but rather than choosing to crush them beneath his heel because what is one more world? #he happens to be kind #because if you happen to be kind enough; if you choose not to step and snuff out their tiny lives enough times #maybe you can work your way back to being a good man #a fool’s errand #but a good fool #doctor who (notbecauseofvictories)
He owned it.
Q:My dads tv has subtitles and when David tennant would talk it said 10:, when matt smith would talk it said 11:, and when john hurt would talk it said the war doctor:
They must have thought you were so…radical! I just imagine everyone else at the time were middle-aged men wearing demob suits! You were wild, you lot! 26 year old woman, gay Asian director… they must have thought you were bananas!
Russell T Davies to Verity Lambert on the conception of Doctor Who
Warrick Hussain was gay?
How come this is literally the first time this has been mentioned?
Yep, it’s one of those things that people keep neglecting to mention about DW.
From now on I am posting DAILY reminders that Doctor Who was made by a gay Indian man and a 26-year-old woman.
Don’t you dare erase this.
Yep. Your favourite show? Made by a gay Indian man and a young Jewish woman. Suck it up.
Peter Capaldi days until the 50th Anniversary.
Matt Smith days until the 50th Anniversary
David Tennant days until the 50th Anniversary
Christopher Eccleston days until the 50th Anniversary
Paul McGann days until the 50th Anniversary
Sylvester McCoy days until the 50th Anniversary