I really, genuinely feel awful for all of the old Doctors now.
And the way Moffat explained it was soooo condescending:
“They’re all brilliant, they’re all terrific, but time has passed. I think it would be beyond the dignity of all those very fine actors to want to force themselves back into a costume from 20 or 30 years ago.” (SFX Magazine)
I saw Peter Davison speak yesterday at Hal Con, and his take on the issue was much the same. He said that he feels the 50th is celebrating the 50th Anniversary itself rather than 50 years of the program. He said that Moffat had basically penned something that celebrates his own work rather than something than something that celebrates the show as a whole. Peter Davison said that he felt let down to be part of a group excluded from the anniversary despite his role in its history, which is really very sad.
It’s such a tragedy that this show, which is at its core about inclusion and acceptance and understanding, is being represented on its 50th anniversary by an episode that fundamentally fails to embrace those values.
Rassilon forbid we have a Doctor in this episode who has aged, or is “wee and dumpy”, or any number of things that don’t fit in with the current tv showrunner’s preferred aesthetics.
#the way he says her name #makes me melt every time #the first time he says it #it is just a new name to try out on his still (presumably) new tongue #but in parting of the ways #he knows it is the last time he is going to say her name with those lips #and this time when he says it #it holds all of the love and awe he feels for her #of course their story continues #and they go onto have nore adventures together #but it is still bittersweet (those lovely tags from tkross)
I LOVE NINE
The first nineteen years of my life, nothing happened. Nothing at all, not ever. And then I met a man called the Doctor. A man who could change his face. He took me away from home in his magical machine. He showed me the whole of time and space. I thought it would never end.
The TARDIS Console Room through the Years
The Doctor. In the TARDIS. Next stop—everywhere.
This is the greatest thing in all of classic Doctor Who
You were the first. The first face this face saw.
And you’re seared onto my hearts… always will be.
I’m running to you -
Before you fade from me.
“Rose is actually happy in the parallel universe with her half-human Doctor.” - Russell T. Davies