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So, there’s been a reference to each Doctor’s era in chronological order since The Rings of Akhaten. If this holds true, there should be a mention of Six’s in Nightmare in Silver, and Seven’s in the finale…

(Source: timelordsandladies)

paintdoktahwho:

the doctor whips out a notepad, ready to jot down more witty one-liners from the comic genius that is mrs gillyflower

by agentbooty 

paintdoktahwho:

the doctor whips out a notepad, ready to jot down more witty one-liners from the comic genius that is mrs gillyflower

by agentbooty 

doctorwho:

crowningmomentoffacepunch:

Puncher: The Last Centurion
Punchee: The Doctor

Memorable Lines: “Welcome back Rory Williams!”

Why it’s Awesome:  Rory Williams has just had the absolute worst day of his life.  His fiance doesn’t remember who he is, he’s just learned that he’s not only dead but in fact erased from time, which is as nothing compared to learning that he’s also a killer robot made of solid plastic (rather than either a mild-mannered nurse from Leadworth OR a badass Centurion from Ancient Rome), which he in turn discovered by accidentally/on purpose murdering the girl of his dreams, and to top it all off the universe just imploded.  But none of that is what makes this particular punch so awesome.  Firstly, that’s the Doctor getting punched in the face there.  Some of us have been waiting nearly fifty years to see the Doctor get punched in the face, so it’s about freakin time.  Secondly, the Doctor’s been generally abusive to Rory all season (well, up until he died, because after that he felt bad about the whole thing), so he really really has it coming.  And thirdly, because the Doctor knows this and does it on purpose.  He deliberately provokes Rory into punching him in the face, in order to ensure that he’s still one of the good guys.  The Doctor gets himself punched in the face, because he’s manipulative and is not above manipulating even himself.  It’s like “Good for you! I totally deserved that!”  And he really did deserve it, you have to admit - and Rory is still man enough to turn him around and punch him in the face, because even if you’re a twice dead killer robot at the end of the universe, you don’t hit people from behind.  Not when you could punch them in the face.

Where to find it?: Doctor Who, “The Big Bang” by Steven Moffat

Because there is a Tumblr dedicated to important punches in entertainment history. Of course.

timelordsandladies:

Nine Favorite Companion Farewells

They leave. Because they should, or they find someone else. And some of them… Some of them forget me. I suppose, in the end…they break my heart.
doctorwho:

‘Doctor Who’ Fans Offer 14,000 Free Books To UK Schools
Speaking of “it’s nice to do something nice for someone” this is pretty cool:


When David Dovey came across a post on eBay proffering some 11,000 mint condition Doctor Who novelisations in a massive job lot, he immediately considered what his next best step would be.
So, while talking to a few friends on the internet, a plan was hatched. They would club together and buy the books, and then donate them, in batches of six or so, to schools.
In the end, the auction finished at just £656 (around $1015), and the friends made a website and invited schools to get in touch if they wanted some of the books.
Already some 300 schools have signed up, and 1,400 of the books have been sent out. Through various donations their original haul has increased to 14,000, and this is just the beginning. The consortium hope to encourage all Doctor Who fans to donate one book to their nearest school, whether it’s part of their collection or one that has been specially purchased.


Read the rest at Anglophenia

doctorwho:

‘Doctor Who’ Fans Offer 14,000 Free Books To UK Schools

Speaking of “it’s nice to do something nice for someone” this is pretty cool:

When David Dovey came across a post on eBay proffering some 11,000 mint condition Doctor Who novelisations in a massive job lot, he immediately considered what his next best step would be.

So, while talking to a few friends on the internet, a plan was hatched. They would club together and buy the books, and then donate them, in batches of six or so, to schools.

In the end, the auction finished at just £656 (around $1015), and the friends made a website and invited schools to get in touch if they wanted some of the books.

Already some 300 schools have signed up, and 1,400 of the books have been sent out. Through various donations their original haul has increased to 14,000, and this is just the beginning. The consortium hope to encourage all Doctor Who fans to donate one book to their nearest school, whether it’s part of their collection or one that has been specially purchased.

Read the rest at Anglophenia

gallifreygal:


“…Insisting that we got the teardrop. Trying to push the face-mask a bit closer to those 60s Cybermen, even while we upgraded the body. Part of the reason those 60s Cybermen are scary is the uncanny valley.
[…]
If you look at the 1966/67 Cybermen, people are looking out of those eyeholes and breathing through the mouth and they’re in exactly the right place on the human face to give you that uncanny valley. Previously, on the modern Cybermen, the eyes are up here, and the mouth is out there and quite small, and it’s almost like a snake face or a dog face. They didn’t read in the brain as a human being that’s somehow not; they read like a monster, which made them something else. That was great - but we wanted to try something which went back to the 60s look. Our Cybermen are scarier than ever.”

Neil Gaiman explains the Cybermen’s redesign for his Doctor Who episode, A Nightmare in Silver. - From DWM 460
This. This is why I love the classic Cybermen designs. The Tenth Planet Cybermen with the cloth-covered faces and still-human hands (also their sing-songy voices creep me out). And yes I love the ’80s redesign from Earthshock where you can just about make out a bit of mouth and chin in the face. There’s something in there. It reminds you that this thing used to be human. It used to be just like us. But now it’s not and it wants you to be just like it. 
Oh gosh I can’t wait for this episode. 

gallifreygal:

“…Insisting that we got the teardrop. Trying to push the face-mask a bit closer to those 60s Cybermen, even while we upgraded the body. Part of the reason those 60s Cybermen are scary is the uncanny valley.

[…]

If you look at the 1966/67 Cybermen, people are looking out of those eyeholes and breathing through the mouth and they’re in exactly the right place on the human face to give you that uncanny valley. Previously, on the modern Cybermen, the eyes are up here, and the mouth is out there and quite small, and it’s almost like a snake face or a dog face. They didn’t read in the brain as a human being that’s somehow not; they read like a monster, which made them something else. That was great - but we wanted to try something which went back to the 60s look. Our Cybermen are scarier than ever.”

Neil Gaiman explains the Cybermen’s redesign for his Doctor Who episode, A Nightmare in Silver. - From DWM 460

This. This is why I love the classic Cybermen designs. The Tenth Planet Cybermen with the cloth-covered faces and still-human hands (also their sing-songy voices creep me out). And yes I love the ’80s redesign from Earthshock where you can just about make out a bit of mouth and chin in the face. There’s something in there. It reminds you that this thing used to be human. It used to be just like us. But now it’s not and it wants you to be just like it. 

Oh gosh I can’t wait for this episode. 

bandgeeklikeme:

carniccity:

sodomymcscurvylegs:

littlebitofallonsy:

He’s waited so long. In the dark. And the cold. And the diamonds. Until you came. Bodies so hot. With blood. And pain.

This is, literally, one of the best episodes in new Who. Everything about it was so smartly written. I know when we think of creep factor in DW, we tend to always think of Moffat, but this was one of the few non-Moffat antagonists that seriously scared the shit out of me.This thing is ancient…it had been there for who knows how long, just waiting, biding its time. Who knows how many identities it has stolen in its life time…and it’s so powerful it could even “steal the voice” of a Time Lord.

Mind you, not only does this thing “steal someone’s voice”, it shows a clear capability to actually learn. This thing is learning as the episode progresses, creating a sync with whatever organism it encounters while it learns to mimic it, and mimic its thoughts, and possibly learn to think like said organism at a quicker speed. This creature, literally, became the Doctor for a brief moment and began to think faster than him.

There’s never even an explanation of what this thing is. You never even get to see it. It’s this entity, this thing. I can’t begin to explain how fucking brilliant this episode was. People can hate RTD all they want, but this episode was masterful. I’d say this thing, which is never even named, stands as probably the absolute fucking creepiest antagonist in the new series, followed really closely by the Silence and the ancient entity in The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit.

There are also a lot of complaints about the way Davis writes the 10th Doctor and how arrogant he is, and I think this is one of the few episodes where his arrogance nearly gets him killed. This thing only took over his voice because he just had to tell everyone in the room how clever he was.

This isn’t even taking into account that the entire episode was told in one set. They never leave the shuttle bus  It was nerve wrecking, and a brilliant decision. This is one of the reasons why I think series four of new Who is one of the absolute best in the new series overall.

ironically enough, this was a scrapped idea from the old series. It’s so cool.

Who hates RTD?? He was fantastic.