I wanted to refrain from being overly-negative, and then spent some time trying to figure out what I wanted to say, but I need this out for my own sanity so here goes.
Jodie Whittaker deserved better. She deserved better scripts, better characterisation, better stories. She deserved to be remembered not just for being the first female doctor, but for being the Doctor. She deserved better than such wishy-washy characterisation and for her incarnation to have been marked by conflicting and downright questionable morality. She deserved big iconic moments like Eccleston’s “Everybody lives”, Tennant’s “I’m the man who’s going to save your lives and all 6 billion planet on the people below”, Smith’s “Hello. I’m the Doctor.” and Capaldi’s “personally, I think that’s a hell of a bird”. She deserved actual relationships with her companions beyond the surface level “we’re friends now”. Relationships like the warm, bantering companionship of Ten and Donna, the blossoming, wound-healing friendship like Nine and Rose, the mentor/mentee relationship of Twelve and Bill, or the found family dynamic of Eleven and the Ponds. She deserved the darkness, depth, complexity and nuance that was afforded her predecessors, to go too far and have to be pulled back. She deserved to struggle, to not be right all the time, to fight and to almost give up, and after all that deserved to pull herself up and be brilliant, be mad, be the Doctor.
I will always love and appreciate Jodie for all she did. She gave everything to this role, and I just wish this role had given everything to her.
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I could never hate you. But I can't do this any more.
Not the way you do it.
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the doctor's birth name is actually fred, they're just embarrassed about how not sci-fi it is
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Two versions/art styles of Dhawan!Master comforting Ruth!Doctor for a commission for @natalunasans!
I just couldn’t decide which version I liked best :D
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I think I’ve said this before but I’d like to say it again:
The statements “Jodie gave her all as the thirteenth doctor” and “the thirteenth doctor was held to an incredibly high - practically unachievable - standard by critics because of her gender” and “the thirteenth doctor suffered from multiple weak scripts” are all statements that can and should co-exist!
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Bill: Hey, can you teach me how to play the trumpet?
Bill: I want to follow Nardole around with it and annoy him.
Missy, on the other side of the room: You know you don't have to know the trumpet to annoy Nardole, right?
Bill: Oh my god, you're right.
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He saves planets, rescues civilizations, defeats terrible creatures. And runs a lot. Seriously, there's an *outrageous* amount of running involved.
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the girl who waited | 6.10
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the doctor's tardis can see through the fourth wall. that's why she got herself stuck as a police box, it was to save the bbc's budget.
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The Twelfth Doctor
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𝑻𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒇𝒕𝒉 𝑫𝒐𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑭𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒔
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tbh my issue with moffat (and on some level big finish) trying to show the time war is not how he showed it. i liked the day of the doctor. my issue is that he showed it in the first place. what gets across the complicated and messed up nature of the time war? entire episodes, entire boxsets dedicated to it... or one-off lines illuminating the horrors of it?
as humans, we fear the unknown. therefore, can we not conclude that the more we see of the time war, the less scary (and interesting) it gets? the greatest horror of the time war is that it is unimaginable. how about:
TENTH DOCTOR: I've taken lives. And I got worse, I got clever, manipulated people into taking their own. Sometimes I think a Time Lord lives too long.
or how about the master? utopia, where we learn the master has run from the time war. or the magician's apprentice? when missy looks terrified upon learning she's on skaro?
MISSY turning on the spot, taking it in, the horror, the horror!
MISSY: They've built it again. They've brought it back. No, no. No!
...after all, what could possibly scare the master?
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“Right, bring out the explosives.”
Genesis of the Daleks - season 12 - 1975
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i don't really care who's cast as the next doctor, i just really hope they don't cast another white man in the role
it's far, far past time we had a person of colour cast as the doctor* and casting another white man after the baby step that was casting a white woman will just be cowardice at this point
(*ruth is of course an incarnation of the doctor and i'll fight anyone who denies that, but i mean as the main doctor and lead actor, ruth's incarnation as it stands is closer to tentoo or the war doctor. ofc if ruth comes back and leads a series, that'll be a different story)
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ɪ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴘʀᴇᴛᴇɴᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪ'ᴍ ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴘʀᴀʏɪɴɢ ɴᴏᴡ ʙᴜᴛ ɪ'ᴍ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴏɴ ᴍʏ ᴋɴᴇᴇs
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Ace: Hey Narv, I have a plan!
Narvin: *hits the fire alarm* Thanks appreciate the warning.
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Literally WHO is gonna draw this but with ninejackrose. WHOMST?
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