I find it really interesting that the historical men like Vincent Van Gogh, Winston Churchill and Richard Nixon portrayed in Moffat Who are always three dimensional and treated respectfully, while the historical women like Elizabeth the First and Nefertiti, are always love sick idiots drooling over the Doctor.
It almost seems like Moffat cannot take women seriously, even if they ruled nations.
#this is kinda why i’ve lost interest in doctor who
moffat doesn’t write plots
he writes “moments”
then connects them when it’s convenient
This is actually the most succinct phrasing to describe why I have a problem with Moffat…
THE DOCTOR - A Doctor Who Spin off by Umbridge1986
‘When Donna Noble meets Melody Pond, she is drawn into an epic adventure to track down a mysterious figure known as the Doctor. Soon her Timelord memories return and with the help of Melody and Captain Jack Harkness at the underground TORCHWOOD facility, she is able to control her powers. But an evil is hunting them. Intent on tracking down the renegade Doctor and using Donna’s growing metacrisis powers for their own gain. The chase is on for Donna, Melody and Jack as terrifying Men in Black, a corrupt government official and an old enemy begin hunting the Trio down’
Oh yes! I so want this. Like you don’t even know.
No words for how much I want this.
WHY THE FUCK ISN’T THIS REAL?
Every time I see this I get sadder and sadder BECAUSE IT”S NOT REAL AND I DESIRE IT STRONGLY
a short doctor who episode by steven moffat
[you know thing that impossible well now IT HAPPEN]
Spunky Assistant: BUT DOCTOR NO THAT IMPOSSIBLE
Doctor: YES SPUNKY ASSISTANT IT IMPOSSIBLE
Doctor: …BUT HAPPEN
[title card doo wee ooo HAPPEN OF THE DOCTOR by STEVEN MOFFAT]
Presented without comment
So, detractors, lemme see if I’ve got this straight. Patrick Troughton wanted this. Peter Davison wants this. Colin Baker wants this. Carole Ann Ford wants this. Louise Jameson wants this. Freema Agyeman wants this. Matt Smith wants this. Karen Gillan wants this. And now we have word that Sydney Newman, attributed with giving the show its lead’s name and basic mode of transport—the same man, I remind you, who hired a female showrunner in nineteen sixty-fucking-three—wanted this.
And somehow demanding a female Doctor is appropriation.
Here’s the original source for that fun fact. What I find most interesting is not just that Sydney Newman wanted the Doctor to be a woman, but that he wasn’t interested in making the female Doctor a gimmick. His letter says:
At a later stage Doctor Who should be metamorphosed into a woman. This requires some considerable thought – mainly because I want to avoid a flashy, Hollywood Wonder Women because this kind of heroine with no flaws is a bore. Given more time than I have now, I can create such a character.
Newman wanted a strong female character in every sense. He wanted her to be interesting, he wanted her to be complex, and he wanted her to be flawed.
So for all of you naysayers who think that a female Doctor would never be more than a ratings gimmick:
#1) i will show this to every dude who is like ‘the ORIGINAL CONCEPTION of the doctor was male’ #well here’s the guy who was making that character concept and SHOCKER he thought it could include a female character #2) it’s slightly ironic that the original article refers to mr. newman as the show’s creator #when credit is generally given equally between him and verity lambert (you know. a woman) #like yeah he’s definitely a dr who creator (inasmuch as it HAS creators cos it is the work of many) but #you could totes read that op and not know that verity lambert existed #so thanx to the commenter who references her #yep female showrunner in 1963 how IS that #card-carrying member of the 60s who defense brigade right here sorry
THIS IS ACTUALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT.
NO BUT SERIOUSLY. MARTHA IS SO FUCKING HONEST THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE SERIES. She loves the Doctor, but he didn’t love her back. And instead of being upset about that, she accepted it. People are allowed to love or not love whoever the fuck they want. And instead of spending her whole life obsessive about him falling I love with her (if you look back on your childhood shows you’ll probably find a few female characters that did that throughout the show) she simply “got out” so that she could move on without hurting anyone, especially herself. We could all learn a shit load of things from Martha.
Martha is amazing. I just love her to bits.
Martha was a character who initially put others’ happiness and trouble before her own. But this moment was her saying “No, I need to help my family right now and I also need to move on.” Everyone wants to stay with the Doctor forever, which is fine. But it’s not what Martha deserved, under the circumstances she & Ten were in. So she got out, and she did it with grace, dignity, & class. She didn’t accuse the Doctor for anything, didn’t regret anything. I love it.
I know I’m not the only one who saw this.
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