ROSE: He thought you were brilliant.
DONNA: Don’t be stupid.
ROSE: But you are. It just took the Doctor to show you that, simply by being with him. He did the same to me. To everyone he touches.
THE BEST PART IS THAT HIS WHOLE LIFE DAVID TENNANT REALLY WAS “JUST A FAN” OF DOCTOR WHO
Karen Gillan on the funniest thing she remembers from her time on Doctor Who with Matt Smith.
ECCC March 30th 2014
"Oh. I was hoping for a philosophical debate"
#Is an entire species brainwashed to be mindless genocidal murderers#if they don’t know they’ve been subliminally programmed to commit genocide on sight#by subliminal messages left in the recording of the moon landing?#Is a Time War-ending genocide still a genocide#if it’s only against the Daleks?#Oh wait that’s right we stopped asking those sorts of questions a few years ago didn’t we (via gallifreyburning)
You took my baby from me and hurt her. And now she’s all grown up and she’s fine. But I’ll never see my baby again.
One of the most chilling moments in Doctor Who comes from the look on Amy Pond’s face and the revenge in her voice as she openly defies any moral code she is expected to live by as the Doctor’s associate and kills the woman who kidnapped and tortured her daughter.
I think this is it.
I think this is my favorite post on tumblr.
#god fuckin bless#MOFFAT WE DO NOT CARE FOR YOUR DOCTOR-ORIENTED SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE CHARACTERS OKAY#NORMAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RUNNING AROUND WITH THE DOCTOR FOR AGES#AND BEING SPECIAL JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE THEMSELVES IS WHAT MADE US LOVE THEM#WE COULD RELATE TO THEM#AND AS MUCH AS I LOVE AMY AND RORY THE LOVE TRIANGLE BIT WAS A REALLY LAME CHARACTER ARC SORRY#YOU COULDA SKIPPED RIGHT PAST AMY HAVING TO OVERCOME HER ATTRACTION TO THE DOCTOR TO HER BEING A BAMF BUT NOPE#I’M GONNA CALL BULLSHIT ON THAT ONE#AND WE DON’T GET TO KNOW CLARA REALLY #BECAUSE SHE KEEPS DYING#SHE HAS ZERO BACKSTORY BESIDES A LEAF #AND SOUFFLES#AND I CAN FEEL HER POTENTIAL GREATNESS#AND MOFFAT JUST KEEPS SQUASHING IT BY KILLING HER#WE DON’T GET TO KNOW CLARA WE GET TO KNOW THAT SHE WAS BORN FOR THE DOCTOR AND DIES FOR THE DOCTOR JUST LIKE RIVER#RIVER WHO WAS GREAT BUT DIDN’T GET A LIFE#SHE GOT DOCTOR-KILLING TRAINING CAMP#AND THEN GOING OPPOSITE WAYS THROUGH THE TIMELINE WITH THE DOCTOR#AND KILLING THE DOCTOR #LONG TAGS SHORT FUCK YOU MOFFAT#YOU CAN WRITE A DECENT MONSTER BECAUSE MONSTERS AREN’T SUPPOSED TO HAVE EMOTIONS OR LIVES OR STORIES#THEY DON’T HAVE PERSONALITIES #COMPANIONS DO #THE DOCTOR DOES#AND THE SHOW DESERVES A BETTER HEAD WRITER THAN YOU (tags via the-fandoms-are-2spooky)
Rose/Doctor Moments: Journey’s End
"I’ve only got one life, Rose Tyler. I could spend it with you, if you want."
oH MY GOD I FUCKING LOVE THIS SCENE
David and Billie had far too much fun with this
moffat doesn’t write plots
he writes “moments”
then connects them when it’s convenient
This is actually the most succinct phrasing to describe why I have a problem with Moffat…
half of noel clarke’s instagram is just selfies with other doctor who cast members
Compare and contrast:
The Tenth Doctor gives up Rose, with whom he is in love and has an unstated mutual romantic relationship, so that she will be happy.
The Eleventh Doctor, who is married to River Song, begs Amy to give up her husband to stay with him.
What caused the difference in the level of self-sacrifice the Doctor was willing to engage in from one incarnation to the next?
The priority of the writers is different. The showrunners approach the Doctor in different ways, and they have different ideas about what is important for the character and the show.
The Tenth Doctor was written as a person who understood consequences and dealt with them all the time. He dealt with the sacrifices he made, but mostly, the sacrifices people made for him or on his behalf. He learned that there is always a cost for his actions, and I think he tried to act in ways that did the least amount of damage.
Ten and TenToo became distinct individuals at the moment of the metacrysis, and everything TenToo experiences from that point on will be unique to him. So, Rose gets her Doctor, but the Doctor doesn’t get Rose. While we’re sad that Ten loses Rose, we don’t begrudge her her happiness. This scene isn’t written in a way that victimizes the Doctor or makes Rose look selfish. More importantly, the Doctor’s decisions will cost him and no one else; he made the choice that caused the least amount of harm.
Eleven, on the other hand, is written as a person who doesn’t understand consequences — because, he never has to face any — and who makes decisions without factoring in their ripple effect on the lives of his companions and other people he meets. Where Ten tried to leave as little a footprint as possible, Eleven never seems to consider the trail he leaves behind him; and even when he does, his tracks are always wiped clean.
Eleven is the center of the universe. His needs and desires trump everything else. We are supposed to be sad that Amy and Rory lived long, happy lives together because, they did so away from the Doctor. This scene almost blames Amy for choosing Rory — her husband — over the Doctor. This scene attempts to make a victim out of the Doctor, when nothing is being done to him. He has earned the right to be sad, but his behavior here implies that he is more important to Amy than Rory and that he deserves what he wants more than Amy and Rory deserve what they want.
In other words: Ten is man who has learned from his mistakes enough to know that acting on his own whims and desires is less important and potentially more harmful than acting for the greater good. He can make personal sacrifices because, he understands the consequences of being selfish. Eleven is a man who always gets what he wants and always “wins.” His decision to act in service of himself has never led to a permanent negative consequence, so he is completely unable to separate his wants and desires from the greater good, even when what he wants conflicts with what is right.
*I hope I worded that correctly.