Peter Davison, Colin Baker & Sylvester McCoy give the TARDIS the full ‘you’ve redecorated’ treatment in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot [x]
I very much enjoyed Day of the Doctor!
Disappointed at some things, but there was actually…nothing to really complain about! It’s sad that saying that is astonishing, but eh. It’s basically how I review Who episodes nowadays.
It didn’t have much of the traditional Moffat over-the-top. Well, I mean, it was, but in a different way. It brought back a lot of the moral ambiguity and social commentary from the Davies era.
I liked John Hurt’s portrayal too! I was almost certain I wouldn’t like him. He was a lot more warm and genuine than I thought he would be. He still felt like the Doctor.
The inclusion, and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of Old Who really made it for me, though. I felt like the whole thing would be just a Moffat-pat-on-the-back special, but it wasn’t just HIS stuff that saved the day.
When they messed with things, they didn’t pull a Clara like “SHE WAS THERE ALL ALONG! WHOOOO~”. They explained why nobody else remembered things or why certain characters still act the way they did and just…they handled that a LOT better. They didn’t retcon years and years of the show for one episode. They explained it so well and I’m so happy.
There was a lack of crude jokes and woman-hating humor. Thank GOD. It was nice to see the genuine clever humor that I have loved in previous years of the show.
I’m trying to make this as vague as possible in case it gets through any spoiler tags! But yeah, wonderful episode. Really enjoyed it. Fun and clever, and the Tennant parts felt like Tennant episodes. It made my heart happy.
ok but like no one was expecting you mcgann
I’M SO GLAD THEY BROUGHT BACK SOME CLASSIC WHO STUFF
EVEN IF JUST A MINI-EPISODE
That was quick! An Extended “Day of the Doctor” trailer with more of your favorite characters and catchphrases.
The one they showed at ComicCon!!!!!
AH YES HERE IS THE ONE
THIS IS THE GOOD ONE
happy halloween! *laughs then cries*
Celebrate 50 Years of Doctor Who with this specially-shot tribute in advance of the special 50th Anniversary episode, “The Day of The Doctor” premiering SAT NOVEMBER 23 on BBC AMERICA, BBC One, Space Channel and in 75 countries around the globe.
Just so you all know, this is NOT the 50th anniversary trailer we saw at Comic Con.
If you think this is good, well…then be prepared to be blown away by the actual one.
positive lady characters meme | Martha Jones + powerful/feminist moment
I was 900% prepared for her to flip the bird for science in this scene like oh here’s the bones of the finger that I use to say ‘fuck you’
hey remember when we used to have companions who were actualized individuals and not just puzzles to be solved
Am I disappointed that the Doctor isn’t going to be someone other than a white man? Of course. But I can’t say that I’m surprised, especially after hearing from Moffat what the auditioning process was like. According to him, they’d only really looked at a small number of people, and pretty early on everyone agreed that Peter Capaldi would be the next Doctor.
This is how everyday bias works, you guys. All I ever advocated for was that women be given an equal chance in the auditioning process, but it appears only a few select people were ever seriously considered for the role (if anyone besides Peter Capaldi was ever seriously considered for the role), and none of them were women. It’s a self confirming bias. If you never seriously consider a woman for the role, you’ll automatically think that someone you’re already comfortable with (an older, white male) is the best for the role. Unless you challenge those biases by looking at a variety of candidates and keeping an open mind, then it’s very likely you’ll chose someone you’re already comfortable with and perpetuate the bias that only a white male can play that particular role.
Everyone keeps talking about how only the best actor should be given the role, regardless of age/race/gender, but they’re forgetting that most of the best acting talent in the UK wasn’t even considered. How do you know you’ve got the best person for the role if you only seriously consider one person?
Peter Capaldi is going to be great as the Twelfth Doctor, but we’ll never know if someone else would’ve been just as good, because women weren’t even allowed a foot in the door.
i’d really like people to qualify that in cases like this when they ‘woman’ and ‘man’, they mean white women and white men. Because as much as it sucks that Moffat never auditioned any (white)women, the idea that a WOC could be the doctor probably never even crossed his mind (or the minds of many other people). Also, many of us POC would’ve been really excited if the new Doctor had been a man (of color). Intersectionality is important.
Actually, no, I mean all women. I’ve always placed a great focus in this blog on being intersectional. You’ll notice in this post I specifically mention race and gender when I discuss why Moffat immediately thought of casting Peter Capaldi, a white man, as the Twelfth Doctor. I focus more on gender, given that this is a feminism blog, but race is also a major concern of mine.
This single post, removed from the context of my blog, might not make that clear, but if you go back through the Time Lady Project, which I was running up until today’s announcement, you’ll see that I’ve been promoting several WOC as potential candidates for the Twelfth Doctor. These include Zawe Ashton, Naomie Harris, Parminder Nagra, Nathalie Emmanuel, Amara Karan, and Sophie Okonedo, among many others.