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Posts tagged doctor who

Apr 10

riskpig:

clara-the-slytherin-graduate:

I find it really interesting that the historical men like Vincent Van Gogh, Winston Churchill and Richard Nixon portrayed in Moffat Who are always three dimensional and treated respectfully, while the historical women like Elizabeth the First and Nefertiti, are always love sick idiots drooling over the Doctor.

It almost seems like Moffat cannot take women seriously, even if they ruled nations.

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Mar 7

My Doctor Who Episode Idea

spacethefinalfuck:

tardisthetrain:

transientfashion:

somewhatdorky:

bamfinajumper:

I just want an episode of Doctor Who where the TARDIS translator thing stops working. So when the Doctor goes to speak to his companion he automatically talks in gallifreyan. So he then has to consciously change to English.

And for the whole episode he just speaks with a stupid accent.

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I WANT THIS SO MUCH

It’s back oh god, why do you people keep reblogging this? I’m drowning in notifications.

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Feb 16

doctorwho:

browsethestacks:

ed-pool:

What if Doctor Who was an American show?

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Jan 16

cosmic-angst:

pygmy-of-triviality:

cosmic-angst:

pygmy-of-triviality:

pathologically-so:

bemusedlybespectacled:

harryll0yds:

y’see, though, the thing that gets me is that those first two quotes tells us so much more about the writers of the show than the character itself.

The writers of Sherlock (and, by consequence, the writers of Doctor Who) have this thing where they build all those deep, amazing puzzles and backstories for their audiences - or at least that’s what they want the audience to think. When all cards are on the table and dots come to i’s, they fail miserably to answer the things that they themselves set up, and everything falls flat.

In context, those two quotes are used to evoke emotion and character development from the audience, but in truth it’s the writers’ safe gateway, a way of manipulating the audience into thinking that they are delivering when they are in fact, cheating and finding a way out.

John doesn’t want to know how Sherlock did it because the writers couldn’t come up with something better than the fans themselves did; he doesn’t want to know about Mary’s past because the writers can’t give something that would justify the tension built around the reveal; the Doctor doesn’t reveal his name to the crack because the writer’s wouldn’t find a way to explain the over 50 years of suspense behind the name of the Doctor.

the build big aspirations, but come up short when they realise they aren’t half as clever or half as witty as they give themselves credit for, even if they are to egocentric to accept it.

I’ve noticed this for writers of other shows, but never to this degree.

Dear writers: for those of you who don’t know, this is one of the many ways you can write yourself into a corner. That doesn’t make you clever, that makes you a poor writer.

Don’t give me that bullshit that the audience can interpret it the way they want. That’s not what the audience wants. If they want to interpret it another way, there’s fanfiction, but it is your job not to rely on your audience - the people who are relying on your writing skill - to do your work for you.

Don’t tell me that you could never come up with something as good as a fan theory and therefore there’s no point in writing something of your own. If that’s true, then you are a poor writer. You are being paid to be a good writer. If you can’t write a plotline, you do not get to bail yourself out with empty platitudes. That’s not how it works. You either stick to simple plotlines you can handle, or you take the criticism when your writing sucks.

Thank you! I’m sick of such bad writing being disguised with a little sparkle and flair and everyone getting distracted from all the problematic elements because they’re too busy freaking out about the sparkle.

In relation to DW, and the Doctor’s name, this is something that has annoyed me since it started to be A Thing.  Because there’s no good dramatic solution to it. The Doctors name was never going to be revealed, because no reveal could ever be big enough, no name would mean anything important enough. You can’t milk drama out of it, because there is none. Did anyone really ever think it would happen?  So you have to give the dissatisfying conclusion of saying “it doesn’t matter”, not just because it never did, but because you couldn’t think of a decent way to MAKE it matter. You can’t bring up a question like that, use it as a huge plot point, then say I couldn’t think of a way to meet those expectations, so I didn’t bother. It should never have been made  such a focus of the plot if you didn’t know what you were going to do with it, and you KNOW you’re never going to reveal it anyway. But the decision was made to bring it up, front and centre, and it just leaves you feeling, once more, like you’ve been cheated.

Which is, when I come down to it, my main problem with Moffat’s approach. Nothing ever gets resolved, nothing matters, everything feels empty. It feels like cheap drama, created for no good reason, never to mean anything. Things that should never have been brought up are just shoved in and then never mentioned again, and that’s the end of that. It’s not good writing, its lazy. It’s flash and style over substance and leaves you feeling dissatisfied.

And then it makes me sad, because I’m not even looking forward to new Who any more, because you know its going to be more of the same. 

Nothing ever gets resolved, nothing matters, everything feels empty. It feels like cheap drama, created for no good reason, never to mean anything.”

You’ve hit the nail on the head. Basically, Doctor Who has become a space soap opera where every episode is just more of the same dissatisfying stuff. I have disliked all of Moffat’s major story archs (what the hell was up with bringing back the crack I thought we dealt with that). When he DOES resolve something, or tries to, he brings it back. It’s as if he likes having everything open as an option, but that ends up making everything worse because there is no closure. For example, the fact that he can’t seem to allow anyone to die permanently or have a lasting, meaningful death. I couldn’t even

And now he’s gone and brought Moriarty back. I understand you had to bring Sherlock back for there to be a show, but bringing back Moriarty is unnecessary and will also fall short of an explanation.

For Sherlock, I just feel like we’re watching somebody write a show that involves live roleplaying featuring their close friends and family and the close friends and family they developed making the first 2 series popular. The fact that when they needed extra characters, they used family and friends (and while I wholly support that concept because it does create better chemistry, such as with Amanda), it only furthers that feeling of having your opinion as an audience not matter, and that is only going to carry back over to Doctor Who.

The only hope I hold out for Doctor Who is that now Peter Capaldi has taken the reins as the Doctor, and he’s a fan just like Moffat is, but he’s also an award winning writer. As Peter Capaldi said, “Doctor Who belongs to all of us. Everyone made Doctor Who.” If Moffat would adapt that manner of thinking and treat his audience as more than just people who will accept anything thrown at us, and as actual fans, then maybe we could return to having a show that didn’t leave us feeling empty and dissatisfied.

I think a lot of my problem with the story arcs has been that they haven’t ever had a proper resolution (because yes, everything has to be left open), and they don’t really have any proper shape to them in the first place. They’re a bunch of stuff thrown around to see what sticks, and then maybe, vaguely brought together later. And then re-written so they didn’t happen anyway. But they’re treated like they’re the most important part of the show. 

Having watch a lot of old Who recently, I find I really miss Team TARDIS just having adventures, just doing stuff, with the occasional over-aching plot arc (like the Black Guardian, or Ace growing up). I miss seeing characters just interact and have adventures, and the plot-arc being something interesting in the background, but not vital to your enjoyment or understanding. I think DW has started to lack that.  

Exactly. It’s like I said before. If new Who would STOP OBSESSING SO MUCH ABOUT CONTINUITY AND CONNECTING EVERYTHING and having to make everything big and impressive, then it’d be fine. I liked the majority of the latter half of season 7 (except for moffat’s episodes and the fact that clara doesn’t have a personality or even a goddamn backstory, which was the problem I had with Amy like wtf happened to her brought back parents? why’s she a model now? why’s she not a model now? what? how is rory still even a nurse and not been fired? and also the fact that the Doctor is now a misogynist, sexual object to pretty much all his companions, which bugs the fuck out of me) but other than that I liked them because they were just the Doctor and a companion doing stuff. Everything’s too complex and elaborate and over-the-top nowadays and it’s actually just very exhausting trying to keep up (I swear between eleven and clara, their rate of speech is very hard to just follow, and then you miss the good, clever bits of the writing because you’re too busy trying to keep up, like they’re trying to cram as much dialogue as possible into the show. That’s it, they’re cramming everything they can possibly fit into too short a space, and because of that, moffat’s starting to run out of ideas, which is why he has to keep relying on old ones for support, but it’s not working, and now that he has a new Doctor, he’s probably going to put him in similar situations AGAIN to see how this Doctor will react (for example, if he brings River back I am going to scream).

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Jan 2

oliviarosetyler:

oodbutts:

DONNA I MISS YOU

WHY’D YOU SAY MISS? 

DOES SHE LOOK SINGLE?

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Dec 26

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

The Doctor had an Android boyfriend once.

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twelvedaysofdoctor:

EYEBROW JOKE WE HAVE A CANON EYEBROW JOKE

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frenchthealpaca:

elliethedormouse:

modmad:

miraclemango:

dancingcoyote:

xiidogsmiles:

i couldnt keep my spg feels and my doctor who feels separate


GOD BLESS

YESSS

EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD AND RIGHT WITH THE WORLD IS IN THE SPG TUMBLR FANDOM

Just imagine…
The Doctor couldn’t quite believe his eyes. He’d seen robots before, oh yes, of course, but nothing quite like this curious specimen! He observes the automaton before him, eyes calculating and sparkling with intrigue. He opens his mouth for a moment before snapping it shut, digging around in his jacket pocket for something.
The Jon was more confused than he normally was. This man had popped up in the middle of their set, walking out of a blue box that he was certain wasn’t there before (unless of course he was malfunctioning…), and had begun talking at such a rapid pace (he didn’t know that humans could talk that fast!)
“Ah-ha! Found it!” The Doctor pulls out his sonic screwdriver, a large grin threatening to split his face. He turns to the wonderful machinery in front of him, his look becoming contemplative again. “Well… ok, this is a tad strange, even for me, but… I’ve never really asked before, this thing doesn’t work on humans and nothing else has been truly conscious enough to answer back, but… may I sonic you?”
The Jon wasn’t sure how to react, he could only blink his photo receptors in slight bewilderment. Was this a prank? Did Rabbit hire this man to confuse him again? He realized after a second that the man was waving around a silver metal object with a blue light on the end, but he wasn’t quite sure what he was talking about. He could only respond with the most coherent thought in his own mechanical brain, “What?”
The Doctor smiled and pointed at the metal device. “This, my mechanical friend, is my sonic screwdriver. It’s sonic-y and does stuff, helps me assess my surroundings and the curious people that I meet!” He reaches out his free hand. “May I?”
The Jon simply lifted his arm, letting the stranger take it and push up the sleeve. He watched as the brown haired man flicked a button on the ‘sonic screwdriver’ and hold it to his wrist, a serious expression on the man’s face.
“Ah-ha! A metal automaton, made somewhere in the 1960’s, you were programmed to see, then reprogrammed for war… nasty things, wars… and then reprogrammed again. You are brilliant! Wonderful piece of technology! Amazing, humans are amazing, with their creativity and ability to make… fantastic things like you!” The Doctor’s smile grew to another face-splitting grin and he was nearly bouncing on the balls of his feet.
“You got all that from a screwdriver?! Wow!” The Jon was fascinated, how could one little thing like that tell him all that information?!
“Sonic screwdriver, my friend. Oh! By the way, I’m The Doctor!” The man looked up to the brilliant automaton.
“I’m The Jon! Wonderful to meet you!”
~~~ :: I had to, I’m sorry, I just started typing and.. yea… it’s really rushed, but yes U.U :: ~~~

Remember when I wrote this?! 
Sure it was on my other blog BUT STILL FJASKLDFJLDKSFJSD

frenchthealpaca:

elliethedormouse:

modmad:

miraclemango:

dancingcoyote:

xiidogsmiles:

i couldnt keep my spg feels and my doctor who feels separate

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GOD BLESS

YESSS

EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD AND RIGHT WITH THE WORLD IS IN THE SPG TUMBLR FANDOM

Just imagine…

The Doctor couldn’t quite believe his eyes. He’d seen robots before, oh yes, of course, but nothing quite like this curious specimen! He observes the automaton before him, eyes calculating and sparkling with intrigue. He opens his mouth for a moment before snapping it shut, digging around in his jacket pocket for something.

The Jon was more confused than he normally was. This man had popped up in the middle of their set, walking out of a blue box that he was certain wasn’t there before (unless of course he was malfunctioning…), and had begun talking at such a rapid pace (he didn’t know that humans could talk that fast!)

“Ah-ha! Found it!” The Doctor pulls out his sonic screwdriver, a large grin threatening to split his face. He turns to the wonderful machinery in front of him, his look becoming contemplative again. “Well… ok, this is a tad strange, even for me, but… I’ve never really asked before, this thing doesn’t work on humans and nothing else has been truly conscious enough to answer back, but… may I sonic you?”

The Jon wasn’t sure how to react, he could only blink his photo receptors in slight bewilderment. Was this a prank? Did Rabbit hire this man to confuse him again? He realized after a second that the man was waving around a silver metal object with a blue light on the end, but he wasn’t quite sure what he was talking about. He could only respond with the most coherent thought in his own mechanical brain, “What?”

The Doctor smiled and pointed at the metal device. “This, my mechanical friend, is my sonic screwdriver. It’s sonic-y and does stuff, helps me assess my surroundings and the curious people that I meet!” He reaches out his free hand. “May I?”

The Jon simply lifted his arm, letting the stranger take it and push up the sleeve. He watched as the brown haired man flicked a button on the ‘sonic screwdriver’ and hold it to his wrist, a serious expression on the man’s face.

“Ah-ha! A metal automaton, made somewhere in the 1960’s, you were programmed to see, then reprogrammed for war… nasty things, wars… and then reprogrammed again. You are brilliant! Wonderful piece of technology! Amazing, humans are amazing, with their creativity and ability to make… fantastic things like you!” The Doctor’s smile grew to another face-splitting grin and he was nearly bouncing on the balls of his feet.

“You got all that from a screwdriver?! Wow!” The Jon was fascinated, how could one little thing like that tell him all that information?!

Sonic screwdriver, my friend. Oh! By the way, I’m The Doctor!” The man looked up to the brilliant automaton.

“I’m The Jon! Wonderful to meet you!”

~~~ :: I had to, I’m sorry, I just started typing and.. yea… it’s really rushed, but yes U.U :: ~~~

Remember when I wrote this?! 

Sure it was on my other blog BUT STILL FJASKLDFJLDKSFJSD

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Dec 25

larvitarse:

So as of this evening it looks like Peter Capaldi’s gonna be the new drummer in Steam Powered Giraffe

…wait did I get that the right way round?

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Dec 12

deeras23:

madebyabvh:

Animated Doctor Who meets Tim Burton

Original Illustrations by Michael Kenny

Ok NOW I’m scared

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