As a writer, I can’t imagine ever being OK with the idea of Clara finding a BOOK on the Time War, which conveniently turns quickly to a page which not only has the Doctor’s name, but specifies that it is THE DOCTOR’S name the reader is looking at. Its so shit. It spoils some of the mystery of both the Time War and the Doctor’s name all in one!
Given the choice between saving the world or saving the children the doctor always goes the wrong way.
"Day of the Doctor" Sarah Jane Adventures
I think this is an interesting quote, given that its written by the same person who wrote Torchwood: Children of Earth.
The Doctor would always choose the children and lose the world, where Jack would sooner lose a child and save the world.
The same people who love the Doctor being rude and assertive hate it when Rose is rude and assertive, even when she’s saving people’s lives and/or the universe.
William Hartnell > Peter Cushing
How do you think William Hartnell felt about being replaced by Peter Cushing for the films?
An Adventure in Space and Time is all like “William Hartnell would be proud to know Doctor Who is still running,” but like, the whole film is about how this man’s entire self worth was based around being the Doctor, and now no one remembers him. Even the fans prioritize Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. If he time traveled to the present, he could walk down the streets of London and not turn a head.
That is so depressing, and I just had to share that with all of you.
For every generation there must be one actor called “Peter” playing the Doctor.
Sometimes you need somebody to stop you
Illustration for a Classic Who zine! Barbara really was the first Donna, wasn’t she? Just as strong-willed as the Doctor, acting like a moral compass.
In The Writer’s Tale, RTD says, as he’s writing Donna’s season, that Donna is how Barbara would be written today.
I’m pretty sure Donna is directly inspired by Barbara.