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.
30 days of Doctor Who Day 11: Favorite member of the cast >> David Tennant
I remember a conversation with my parents about who the people on the TV were, and learning they were actors and they acted out this story and just thinking that was the most fantastic notion, and that’s what I want to do.
Doomsday from the Doctor’s Perspective | "But we’ve never seen this from the doctor’s perspective. Assuming communication both ways looked pretty similar, it’s safe to assume that there was a similarly holographic image of rose in the TARDIS, which disappeared too. But it would’ve been different for him, because he would’ve seen her hair whipping across her face, but not felt any wind. And he would’ve seen holographic tears rolling down her holographic face and known that he couldn’t wipe them away." (Source)
Okay so, the Doctor is from out of space but does he only breathe oxygen like everyone else? Does Gallifrey have an atmosphere like Earth’s? Because I’d never thought about it before now but he seems to be struggling just as much as everyone else and he does seem to have the same basic anatomy as a human, other than the two hearts.
Anyone care to answer?
Gallifrey’s atmosphere is 77% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen and 2% other, which means that it’s similar to Earth’s atmosphere, but it’s a bit thinner.
The Doctor needs oxygen as well, but Time Lords have a raspiratory bypass system that allows them to go without breathing for a longer time span than humans.
Most fandoms have some pretty deep canon. The Doctor Who fandom can tell you the concentrations of gas in the atmosphere of the home planet of the main character. DW Fandom > Your fandom
This also means that Earth’s atmosphere gets the Doctor high, because it has double (or triple, I can’t do math, forgive me) the oxygen of Gallifrey. Obviously the TARDIS has an Earth-like oxygen level inside of it, which can explain why he’s so bloody hyper all the time.
so are you telling me that the Doctor protects Earth because it’s where he gets his fix is that it
Yup. We’ve gone insane.
Matt Smith could have been such a wonderful doctor… if Moffat hadn’t been writing the show.
that awkward moment when you remember when you aren’t the doctor
if I ever stop reblogging this… it’s time to delete my blog.
David Tennant you are a punny motherfucker