Is your name really Disruptive Influence?
Courtney Woods. Can I go in space?
"…you’re a bit over-qualified for the position…"
That time when the Doctor nearly landed himself the job of caretaker at Coal Hill School.
Remembrance of the Daleks - season 25 - 1988
I guess they still had his C.V.? xD
I used to be a soldier but now I teach Maths..
From Twitter @AndiMcLellan
Shall we just wait and see..
…there are a lot of parallels with the new series TARDIS teams. Check this out. You have:
Team Underappreciated 1
A more reserved, less eccentric Doctor that sometimes gets overshadowed by his more charismatic successor. One of the all time great companions but not with her Doctor. Pertwee doesn’t have the anger of Eccleston, but they both have a strong sense of dignity to them.
For many people, this IS the TARDIS team. This is the iconic Doctor with the iconic companion. A highly eccentric and well dressed Doctor. A capable and inquisitive companion. Both Baker and Tennant made the role their own by basically being themselves. And hell, Sarah Jane was in an episode WITH Rose and they made the parallels pretty explicit.
Team Underappreciated 2
The companion that unfortunately gets left out of the conversation of great companions more often than not, despite the fact that she’s in some of the greatest stories of the whole run of the show. Martha and Leela as characters don’t really have much in common. Instead, what they have in common is that they are sandwiched between two more well-liked companions and thus still deserve their due.
I feel like I’m cheating by including both Romanas, but they’re both the same Time Lord, so I’m not cheating by much. Plus, Donna combines the best traits of both Romanas. Like Romana I, she basically gets plopped onto the TARDIS for the first time without the Doctor expecting it and isn’t super happy about it. And, like Romana I, she calls the Doctor on his shit and keeps him from getting too pompous. At the same time, Catherine Tate and David Tennant have the same great chemistry that Tom Baker and Lalla Ward had. Plus, the DoctorDonna was the closest thing that the new series has to a Time Lord as a companion.
Team TARDIS Family
The most crowded that the TARDIS ever got. The babyfaced Doctor with the curious outfit. The strong willed redhead who doesn’t take anyone’s shit. The curly haired other one who’s only sometimes there. The male companion that’s mostly famous for dying. (After Rory dies the first time, he’s reborn as Turlough, I guess.) Matt Smith and Peter Davison were both incredibly young at the time and following the most popular Doctor in the history of the show. They also took over around the time of a major sea change in the production of the show.
Team We Hardly Knew Ye
The companion who wasn’t as strongly characterized as her predecessors and shows up right before the regeneration.
Team Argue Mainly
The prickly, argumentative Doctor. The companion who becomes more of a character as she’s paired with this Doctor. The actor who was already on the show as another character before playing the Doctor. The show taking a consciously darker turn after the fireworks of the anniversary year.
People thinking they know how the Doctor should act just based on how nine and ten act
I personally love how 12 reminds me of 9 and a bit of 6 and some of the other ones.
you can delete your memories? yeah, it’s not as fun as it sounds.
"Which law? Whose philosophy?"
can we please talk about this line
Steven Moffat on Listen (x)
" #but we didn’t fucking SEE anything!!! #it was like that fucking episode in season 5 or 6 where they go to the hotel and you never see what’s in the Doctor’s room #that was fucking bullshit and so was this episode #stop hinting at important experiences or ideas for potential character development and JUST SHOW IT PLEASE!!! ”
Er…we did see it. Just because the monster may or may not have existed doesn’t change that we learned what he was afraid of. He was afraid of the idea of the monster under his bed, as accidentally provoked by Clara when he was a child. This lead to the greater thematic conclusion that it’s okay to be scared of nothing.
As for what was in the room in series 6’s The God Complex, we eventually saw that in The Time of the Doctor.
And the whole point of the episode was “It doesn’t matter if it exists or not. You’re afraid of it. That’s ok. Just never let fear get the better of you.” That was literally what Clara was saying at the end of the episode.
Okay, so Clara was confetti across all space and time, right? What if that included the Clara we knew before she made the decision to save the Doctor? So when the Doctor saved her after she had saved him so many times….We literally had the first completely whole Clara after that.
So even a less whole Clara had the heart and compassion and selflessness to save the Doctor. We were only seeing glimpses of her wonderfulness.
And the Clara we see now with 12 is more of her own person because she is being allowed to be a whole person/ we don’t have a focus on 11’s POV as her as an ‘impossible girl.’
And if someone has already made this point…Yay great minds think alike?
I wonder if the reason Clara seems like more of a real person this season is because they’re not focusing on the mystery of “the impossible girl.” Eleven chose that title for her because that was HIS focus.