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Who-Natic: BBC Announces "Doctor Who Extra"

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Doctor Who's Jenna-Louise Coleman quits as Time Lord's assistant

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New Promo Image of Series 8 
Premieres August 23rd. 

I am excite.
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harbek:

Adele (who I have been a fan of for over a decade now) allowed me to colour her lineart of Eight wearing those new time lord collars, because I instantly fell in love with it the moment I saw it.
I’ve been sitting on this drawing for five months (which was very difficult, because I was very pleased with testing out a new colouring method, and finished the thing in a single day of frenzied painting) to not influence the way she’s painting it. Here’s a progress gif. Hope you like it!

Look at this majestic unicorn.

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rowlingandmoffat:

Question: What’s the weirdest thing a fan has ever given you
Peter/Sylvester: *mumbling* oh i dont know….
Audience member: “A GRANDDAUGHTER”

"Doctor Who fans will recognize this storytelling device as “The Moffat,” which is basically when an ending works because time travel."

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Yes. (via thesecretyouknow)

Hey guess what?  Doctor Who is a show about time travel.  It’s also a show about the power of good, love, compassion, bravery, fear, and overcoming our own monsters.  I’m not saying Steven’s episodes don’t involve time travel, they do. but wow, big blue box travels through time and space guess we should just ignore that first part because some people will reduce the entire show to one trope and throw out everything else in order to fire shots at Moffat for no good reason.  

The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances - the ending works because the Doctor helps a frighten child face her fears and show another frighten child the compassion and maternal love he needs to save himself and others. 

The Girl in the Fireplace - the ending works because the Doctor helps a brave, frightened woman fight her monsters, and in return, she helps him return home, even though she knows she could lose him.

Blink - the ending works because a strong, determined young woman takes on the Weeping Angels.  Yes, time travel happens, because wow, time travelling tv show, but without Sally Sparrow’s bravery and intelligence, the Angels take over and we all die.  

Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead - the ending works because of one woman’s heroic sacrifice, brought about for the love she has for the Doctor; the beginning of one of the most beautiful and heart wrenching romances no big deal.

The Eleventh Hour  - the ending works because the Doctor is brilliant and his new companions help him capture a rogue alien and scold the Atraxi.  I’m not seeing the time travel saving the day. 

The Beast Below  - the ending works because of Amy Pond’s ingenuity, intelligence, and compassion toward all living creatures.  She helps show the Doctor another way, when he was completely lost. 

The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone  - the ending works because a) River, Amy, and the Doctor all work together, b) a larger story line that will span three seasons is begun (we call this foreshadowing wow such bad writing), c) the weeping angels are easily tricked whoops that’s nothing like RTDs villains

The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang - whoo! Now we got some time travel.  Well, sorta.  The ending works because the Doctor sacrifices himself to reset the universe, the power of Amy Pond’s memories and the Doctor’s influence on her life, Rory’s devotion and love for Amy, and River Song being a fucking badass. 

A Christmas Carol - uh oh, time travel again! Because, you know, Dickens.  The ending works because the Doctor shows an angry, bitter man a better way of living; that love and hope can overshadow loneliness and hatred.  

The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon - the ending works because of the intelligence and ingenuity of the Doctor and his companions; the story furthers additional mysteries, such as the crack in the universe, and the identity of River Song.  Look, more foreshadowing! A much more complicated version of repeating “bad wolf” or “mr saxon” in every episode and expecting that to suffice. 

A Good Man Goes to War - the ending doesn’t work!  Everything is horrible.  Everyone dies.  Amy Pond’s child is kidnapped.  The Doctor loses.  River Song makes everything more complicated and mysterious, cuts him down to size, and rekindles his hope of fixing what he destroyed. 

Let’s Kill Hitler  - the ending works because the Doctor convinces a lonely, abused psychopath into believing she can love, and she can be loved.  Said psychopath saves the day.  Again.

The Wedding of River Song - the ending works because of one woman’s love and compassion for the Doctor; she agrees to sacrifice her life, and possibly his, to set the universe straight after refusing to kill him with sheer will power and love and brute strength.  Such a bad message.  Love conquers?  How dare it. 

The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe - the ending works because a mother’s love guides and sets free a confused, frighten alien life force, and in doing so saves her children and her husband.  Wow such awful. 

Asylum of the Daleks  - remember those badass women?  Here’s another one. Oswin Oswald overcomes the hate and anger of a Dalek in order to stop herself from killing the Doctor.  She saves him, and his companions, and wipes the Daleks’ memory of him completely, giving the Doctor a new beginning.  

The Angels take Manhattan  - together, or not at all.  The ending works because Amy won’t let them take her husband.  Because nothing is impossible.  Because sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye, but you can survive anything as long as you’re with people who love you.  (…idk what was up with the statue of liberty angel, i’ll give you that.)

The Snowmen  - the ending works because of the Doctor’s intelligence, defeating The Great Intelligence.  Also more foreshadowing.  Not as good as before, granted, but still there.  Clara gives an old, bitter Doctor a reason to travel again after losing his wife for good.  

The Bells of Saint John  - the ending works because the Doctor is clever and sends a fake version of himself to confront the lackey; surprise! The evil thing is the Great Intelligence.  Now where have we seen that before…  Also enter the first companion in New Who to make the Doctor wait around for her while she continues to live her life.  Come back wednesday, bro.

The Name of the Doctor  - the ending works because a) Clara sacrifices herself for the greater good, and to save the Doctor, b) River Song refuses to let go, points him in the right direction as she’s always done, says his name to save his friends, while still keeping his secret, and gets to say goodbye.  The Doctor in return saves Clara.  

The Day of the Doctor - the ending works because time travel.  Oh, and the Doctor’s companion gives him the courage and compassion he needs to find another way to save his people, without rewriting anything in earlier Who canon.  

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eastofgallifrey:

University Study on Sexism in Doctor Who

"Fun fact, Rose’s Bechdal test score would have been in the 80′s were it not for the episodes Moffat wrote during her run."

Guys, really, you should click the link. 

“Ironically, the woman who is often propped up as proof that Steven Moffat is, in fact, not a sexist was one of the worst in terms of the Bechdel test and overall independence of thought and character. While maintaining an average speaking time, the episodes she is in only pass the Bechdel Test 57% of the time, and she herself only passes 42% of the time. She also never passes it on her own after Series 5. It is also important to note that River’s “passes” barely scraped by this test. Her passing conversations were always around three or four lines of exchange total, limited to one per episode, and were always in the presence of/with the Doctor.”

BAM.

I’m just going to copy/paste a whole chunk of this right now:
"I think when it comes to giving women love interests in fiction, you have to let them maintain their own independence of thought. This keeps them from simply becoming a sex object or plot device. Rose (and Martha and Donna) had that in spades. While both Rose and River had their share of arguments with The Doctor, how they handled them was drastically different. Rose argued when she had moral issue with his choices, stood her ground, defended others, and overall became the moral compass of their relationship. River rarely if ever, disagreed on issues or principles. If asked to do something she disagreed with she would just yell, “I hate you,” and then do it. Her mentality toward The Doctor can be summed up with a conversation she has with Amy in series 6. The Doctor has left them with instructions Amy does not want to do, but River tells her, “We’re going to as The Doctor’s friends always do. As they’re told.” I think I just heard Rose, Martha, Donna, Romana, and Sarah Jane slap you. When it comes to River Song, it seems that audiences were fooled into thinking she was a strong female character because of her propensity toward violence, and some admittedly excellent monologues."

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superwhollock:

 12th Doctor fighting with a spoon [1] [x]

haha YES I AM EXCITED

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Life Lessons from The Doctor

First Doctor: ...there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.
Second Doctor: There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things. Things which act against everything that we believe in. They must be fought.
Third Doctor: Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway.
Fourth Doctor: There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.
Seventh Doctor: Somewhere there's danger. Somewhere there's injustice. Somewhere else the tea is getting cold. C'mon, Ace! We've got work to do!
Eighth Doctor: I love Humans; always seeing patterns in things that aren't there.
Tenth Doctor: Some people live more in twenty years than others do in eighty. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.
Eleventh Doctor: In 900 years of time and space, I've never met anyone who wasn't important before.
amypund:

how interesting

ilwinsgarden:

Few favourite pics on this Fivey Friday, because this post is the number 10 000 exactly.

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The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.

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