It only took him about 500 years and 10 regenerations….
Classic Who/New Who parallels: The Crusade//Tooth and Claw
[Bonus note: Sir Ian Chesterton was made a Knight of Jaffa by King Richard in this episode.]
THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED. I remember Carol Ann Ford mentioning it in an interview at some point!
Doctor Who’s Quinquagenary → Full Circle
"Perhaps I should go home. Back to my own planet… But I can’t… I can’t…” -First Doctor, The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Eve
"I have a new destination. My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyone’s. It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I’m going, where I’ve always been going. Home… the long way round.” -Eleventh Doctor, The Day of the Doctor
The single greatest gif of The First Doctor ever.
Of all time.
William Hartnell as the First Doctor, in Doctor Who; David Bradley as William Hartnell, in An Adventure in Space and Time.
The Doctor’s character development.
One of our favourite reactions to the TARDIS, the Dalek ship, and the Daleks, is that of one Mr. Morton Dill from Alabama.
Morton is on holiday and having a whale of a time on the Empire State building and believes he’s stumbled onto the set of a motion picture when he sees the TARDIS. He’s excited about everything he sees and is just having so much of a laugh . When the team step out of the TARDIS, Morton wants to know how they do all the effects and how they all fit inside the box. Then he taunts a Dalek which he believes is part of the film and is chasing the good guys- our team (Which of course is actually happening for real!)
Morton finds it all hilarious and he’s upset that he doesn’t have time to capture it on film, but Morton is just lucky that the Dalek was too occupied with chasing the Doctor to bother to exterminate him for being a pain.
It’s quite possible after the tour guide and tourists discover him trying to work out how the ships vanished, that Morton was put in an asylum.
Morton was played by Peter Purves and it was this small role that impressed William Hartnell and Maureen O’Brien who suggested he should be considered for the next companion. Verity Lambert cast him and he was the new companion Steven only three weeks later, filming immediately.
This comedic take on a Dalek encounter is such a refreshing change and we love it!
Doctor Who, making characters say the Thing since 1963.
1. Gender roles. There is so much creativity to be had in cosplay. Mixing up characters, switching genders - anything that takes a new approach to something we already know and love is awesome. So here’s this lady dressed as a male character because he’s awesome and why should only boys get to be the Doctor?
2. It’s the FIRST Doctor. There are always a bunch of 10’s and 11’s and a fair amount of 4’s and one or two 9’s. Sometimes I see a 5 or a 7. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a 1 so this was pretty exciting just for that. (Don’t think I’m knocking the more popular Doctors - I love ALL cosplayers!)
3. I’ve seen older people feeling too insecure to cosplay. But this lady frickin’ OWNS this role. I LOVE THAT. More people of all ages should cosplay!
So, lady, if you are out there, just know that you are my new favorite person and you totally made my day.
those are my ghosts, my past. every good day, every bad day.
“Don’t steal that one, steal this one.”