Battlefield - season 26 - 1989
The Wedding of River Song - series 06 - 2011
Didn’t anyone ever tell you? There’s one thing you never put in a trap if you’re smart. If you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow, there’s one thing you never, ever put in a trap.
thinkingingallifreyan RE: “Lungburrowites and Showcanonists” said: That’s what I said. :)
You did? I probably got that concept from you, then. :-)
Can the Lungburrowites and the Showcanonists please meet at middle ground and just have the whole “all Time Lords are loomed” VS “Susan is the Doctor’s actual biological granddaughter” argument cleaned up by agreeing that what IS canon are Alternate Universes, and so ALL theories can be canon in their respective universe?
If Romana can universe-jump and rule several different Gallifreys, then maybe some of those universes are loomling-only. Just as there could be natural-born Time Lords in the show’s depicted universe because that’s what’s been inferred since the CLASSICS before Cartmel. Parallel universes can contain the same people with different origins, after all! Heck, there could even be a universe with an equal mix.
Really, there’s not many shows that can boast of this idea being reasonable. Why not consider the constructive and exciting route of it all being acceptable in it’s own right? And that maybe not all of it fits in the exact same temporal space?
Christopher Eccleston on the relationship between the Doctor and his companions
"Not very bright"
Just as a random selection of ‘what the hell, were we even watching the same show?!’
Stop pretending all classic ladies were useless and did nothing but scream and get captured and be a bit dim. Even the ones who weren’t academically talented like these ladies, were still super bright, intuitive and badass.
Yeah, I like Ecceston’s Doctor a lot. But Eccleston himself doesn’t actually know or understand Doctor Who very much at all, not its history and characters or what the classic show was about. He mostly just knows the tarnished public image. His job in interviews like this was to talk up the rebooted show, and defining it as better than the old was seen as a really good way of doing that. So I really hope no one takes his indictment as gospel because he is wrong.
Every time someone talks nonsense about classic female companions being dim and useless in interviews, my rage grows a little stronger.
But every time someone easily compiles a list of a million reasons why classic female companions were actually brilliant people in their own right, an angel gets its wings.