noyouplum:

Happy Birthday David John McDonald (18.4.1971)

zagreus-taking-time-apart:

xxxtenxrose4everxxx:

hon let me sum this up for you
its not just the shit effects its the rubbish storys that are boring and take 50 episodes to finish characters that put you to sleep as well as not much action going on and a crap sound track to.
to sum it up
the third three doctors where boring as hell and never did alot through i only saw a couple of them
tom barker is alright and kind of funny but the show was still dull sadly
peter davson was cute and i liked him but again the episodes where boring and went on forever
and then you had colin who was utter rubbish and ruined the show and maccoy or whatever looked like a fat verson of the ridler from batmans.
the shows just old and sad now and fans need to let it go now(like the frozen song lol)

tom barker


I’m scared now…

zagreus-taking-time-apart:

xxxtenxrose4everxxx:

hon let me sum this up for you

its not just the shit effects its the rubbish storys that are boring and take 50 episodes to finish characters that put you to sleep as well as not much action going on and a crap sound track to.

to sum it up

the third three doctors where boring as hell and never did alot through i only saw a couple of them

tom barker is alright and kind of funny but the show was still dull sadly

peter davson was cute and i liked him but again the episodes where boring and went on forever

and then you had colin who was utter rubbish and ruined the show and maccoy or whatever looked like a fat verson of the ridler from batmans.

the shows just old and sad now and fans need to let it go now(like the frozen song lol)

tom barker

I’m scared now…

(Source: classicwhovianproblems)

charamei:

tempus-aeterna:

charamei:

Hello friend your EU knowledge seems to be a little lacking let me help you with some things:
  1. Alex was not birthed naturally. For one thing, Gallifreyans and humans

I can’t give you a sex scene with The Doctor, but the fact he is capable of sex is not just insinuation from others, TARDIS wiki explains:

Though rare, there were occasional hints that the Doctor did indeed have sex.

  • Benny Summerfield and the Doctor might have had sex soon after he regenerated into his eighth body. (PROSE: The Dying Days) Summerfield seemed to confirm the incident when they met again at a later date. (AUDIO: Benny’s Story)
  • "Dancing" was a euphemism for sex used by the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler. The Doctor said he had "danced" before and raised the question of who Jack would like to "dance" with: himself or Rose. (TV: The Doctor Dances)
  • The Tenth Doctor entered into a brief but intense romance with Madame de Pompadour, whom he was joyous to have kissed, and heartbroken to have lost. At one point Madame de Pompadour stated, “There comes a time, Time Lord, when every lonely little boy must learn how to dance.” (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace)
  • The Tenth Doctor apparently had something of an eye for royal women, as he later had a brief marriage with Elizabeth I. After promising to be “right back” but fleeing her, (TV: The Day of the Doctor) he stopped just short of telling Ood Sigma that her nickname, “the Virgin Queen”, was no longer accurate. (TV: The End of Time) Just after accidentally proposing to her, the Doctor quipped, “The Virgin Queen? So much for history.” (TV: The Day of the Doctor) The Doctor’s sexual involvement with Elizabeth I was later hinted at by future Queen Liz 10 (TV: The Beast Below) and by the Dream Lord. (TV: Amy’s Choice)
  • Amy Pond, following a near-death experience with the Weeping Angels, attempted to seduce the Doctor’s eleventh incarnation. Though he refused, he implied in answer to her question that he hadn’t had sex in “a while”. (TV: Flesh and Stone)
  • River Song intimated on several occasions that she and the Eleventh Doctor had (or will have, from his perspective) a sexual relationship. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, A Good Man Goes to War) Their eventual marriage seemed to support this as well; the Doctor claimed to Dorium Maldovar that River’s nights spent in prison were between her and himself. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)

So The Doctor himself has implied these things about his sexual endeavors, the majority of these insinuations have come from Moffat written episodes, so as head showrunner, these are clearly his intentions.

As for Susan, given she was in a war zone, cut off from her own people, there’s little to no doubt Alex was born naturally, they did not have the facilities nor the means to create him artificially. Earth was not in contact with the Time Lords, and I doubt someone as young as Susan would have had the knowledge, let alone the means, to create a child artificially. So Alex’s odds of being artificially made are slim to none. He is David son and he is half-human, he has only one heart and his great-grandfather confirms that.

We do know that human/Time Lord is compatible, the half-human metacrisis Doctor, Tentoo and also River Song were living proof of that, River’s human+Time Lord.

As for the looming process and Pythia curse, The Doctor Who Movie had The Doctor claim he had a father and (half-human) mother. In the Lungbarrow novel which introduces the looming process, it’s revealed that The Doctor’s cousins used to tease The Doctor and call him “Snail” and “Wormhole” because he had a navel, like no other Time Lord in their family had. So The Doctor is open for interpretation as to his conception and reproductive abilities, womb-born being the more likely process in which he was birthed.

Lungbarrow and subsequent novels also contradicts the television series, they say Time Lords are loomed as adults, but Time Tots were mentioned by Romana in Shada. We see The Master as an eight-year-old child being taken to the Untempered Schism; and we see children in Arcadia during The Day Of The Doctor, they may just be Gallifreyans and not Time Lords, but that means the base species was capable of procreation at some point in time.

The same novels that imply looming, also introduce The Doctor apparent mother, Penelope Gate, as a human. So if you want to stand beside looming existing, you also have to be inclusive of the possibility of The Doctor being half-human and being womb born.

As I mentioned above, Time Lords are aliens. We can’t box them into our ideas of gender or sexuality. But humans and Time Lords are genetically compatible and there’s more than enough fodder to imply The Doctor has had sex with more than one human woman. That doesn’t make him sexual and it doesn’t make him asexual, because we can’t judge him by human sexuality.

Ooh, okay, in order:

  1. Does she say how they did it? Because mindsex.
  2. It was a euphemism used by Rose. Are we 100% sure Nine understood what she was talking about?
  3. Madame de Pompadour’s line suggests to me that they didn’t do it. Isn’t that what she’s saying? You’re gonna have to do it one day? A brief but intense romance does not immediately mean sex.
  4. Since it later turns out that Elizabeth I was a Zygon, at least half of those references could be referring to that instead. As for the other half… considering Ten in Day of the Doctor makes a Virgin Queen joke after kissing her, I’m not convinced they fully understand what ‘virgin’ refers to.
  5. Ahh yes the sexual assault scene in Flesh and Stone do you mean ey’d have said anything to get her off em. See also mindsex
  6. Oh my god ASEXUAL MARRIAGES EXIST. ASEXUALS CAN BE IN RELATIONSHIPS WITH ALLOSEXUAL PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX FOR THE ALLOSEXUAL’S BENEFIT AND STILL BE ASEXUAL. YOU DO NOT STOP BEING ASEXUAL IF YOU HAVE SEX. This is really not that hard to grasp and anyway on the penis/no penis front we’ve got two perfectly plausible options here: 1. mindsex again or 2. River has genitalia (see below), the Doctor doesn’t and they’re doing a wide range of sexual things which don’t actually require the presence of a penis.

Also, yes, the majority of these have come from Moffat episodes. He might be the current showrunner, but he’s neither the creator nor the be-all end-all authority on the show. I can count on one hand the number of innuendos or flirtings that the Doctor makes in Classic Who.

Ten said that Time Lord/human crosses do not exist. That entire movie subplot has been retconned heavily, both in the EU (after a few confused EDAs) and in the show itself.

Susan does have the knowledge to create a child artificially: for one thing, she’s not as young as she looks, and for another, she spent her entire early life travelling with the Doctor. I could point you to all the scenes where they are specifically seen teaching her ‘on the job’, as it were, but they’re not really relevant to this discussion. As for the means… she has an entire abandoned Dalek fleet to work with, and we know from An Earthly Child and To The Death that she was one of the workers assigned to taking them apart. I don’t see why she couldn’t have found a Dalek progenation lab (Daleks definitely don’t have wombs) and adapted it for her purposes.

Alex can still be David’s son and be grown in a lab? Have you heard of IVF? It’s not that big a step to growing the foetus outside the body.

Tentoo was artificially created, and Ten explicitly says that he’s the first (which he is, because the Doctor has been retconned and Alex is only 7% Gallifreyan). River is a human with the Imprimatur, not a Gallifreyan in the true sense of the word. Both her parents were human.

As for Lungbarrow, the Doctor was Loomed.

'I can remember waiting to be born.' […] The young pupil continued: 'It was like being all strung out. All unravelled inside the Loom. I was spread really thin.' […] 'I couldn't think. Not put thoughts together.' […] 'But I knew where I was and what was happening. I couldn't wait to get out. And then I was born. My lungs nearly burst. The first rush of air was so cold. And they were all there, of course. All forty-four of them. All laughing, because of… because…'

The ‘because’ is because of the bellybutton, and the bellybutton is because of the Other.

Lungbarrow only really proves that Cousins of the House of Lungbarrow are Loomed as adults - since they’re Oldbloods, there’s no reason why Newbloods couldn’t be Loomed as children, which sorts out Day of the Doctor and Sound of Drums. ‘Time Tot’, for all we know, refers to anyone under the age of 8 regardless of shape. If you’re creating people as adults who need to learn, your conception of a ‘child’ is going to be different than ours. Stands to reason.

Sorry, but there’s no evidence that they’re genetically compatible with humans. There’s also no evidence of PIV sex as opposed to telepathic sex. And thus, no evidence of a functioning phallus.

I can’t agree with you about Susan, because society was just starting to rebuild itself when Alex was already twenty, and why would Susan have been so teasingly coy with The Doctor when he inquired how it happened? IVF is a process that would have needed a stable society, and they were still rebuilding. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but I don’t think the means or resources for someone with alien origins on a fallen Earth would have been possible.

I’d need to see concrete proof of Susan explicitly saying Alex was created artificially.

And yes human/Time Lords are compatible, Ten/Donna = Metacrisis, Amy/Rory/Tardis = River Song, as confirmed by RTD and Moffat, Classic Who might have been iffy on the subject, but Modern Who has confirmed this.

The Other being The Doctor is still purely non-confirmed theory at the moment, including his relationship with Susan.

Another theory I could offer yet again is this one, Miranda Dawkins, the Eighth Doctor’s adopted daughter, had a child called Zezanne, this is what happened to her:

tardis.wikia.com/Zezanne

Zezanne was the daughter of Miranda Dawkins. After escaping the destruction of the Council of Eight’s Time Station in the Jonah with Soul, they suffered complete amnesia. Landing in a London junkyard in 1963, the Jonah changed appearance to that of a Metropolitan police box. Soul believed he was called the Doctor, and Zezanne decided she was his granddaughter. (PROSE: Sometime Never…)

So what’s to stop anyone from thinking everything else we read in Doctor Who novels or viewed in other media was all made up, that Zezanne was Susan and Soul was The Doctor?

Both theories, and anything deviating from television canon are purely unconfirmable, primarily because of this:

tardis.wikia.com/Penelope_Gate

  • The Eighth Doctor said that he couldn’t remember if he had a mother or if he was created out of a gene-splicing machine. (PROSE: The Shadows of Avalon, Bafflement and Devotion)
  • The sentient quantum field of the planet Albert told the Eighth Doctor that there was a reality where he knew his mother’s voice. (PROSE: Grimm Reality)

So you see, there’s no proof of any theory about The Doctor’s origins being the case at all, so all theories about his origin are up to interpretation. The Doctor himself is often unsure and who knows about the multiverse theory coming into play? We can’t give any concrete evidence and there is no proof of The Other being the legitimate theory, over Soul being The Doctor, or The Doctor being half-human.

charamei:

tempus-aeterna:

charamei:

Parts of Gallifreyan anatomy which are canon:

  • Two hearts
  • Respiratory bypass
  • Ability to stop all bodily functions and enter dormant state for long periods of time
  • Aspirin toxicity
  • Telepathy and reflex link to species hivemind
  • Vulnerable nerve cluster on shoulder
  • Secondary brain governing autonomic functions (might be same as above)
  • Tapetum lucidum
  • Flexible bone structure
  • Poikilothermism

Parts of Gallifreyan anatomy which are not canon:

  • Penis
  • Vagina
  • Testes
  • Womb
  • Ovaries

Firstly, yes the Doctor has a penis, you can see onscreen representation of this. Look at this gif from The Lodger, Matt was wearing a modesty sock, but you can see it:

image

(More detailed pictures here if you’re that curious (x))

I’m sure its possible not every incarnation of The Doctor, (or Time Lords) had a penis, it could be aesthetic, but given this scene in Let’s Kill Hitler after River snuggles up to The Doctor:

image

I’m pretty sure Eleven does have a functioning phallus that is able to be aroused. Now again, not every Time Lady has a vagina, but The Doctor’s granddaughter Susan is able to birth her half-human son Alex naturally, one can assume she does have a womb, ovaries and vagina.

(And I suppose breasts are just aesthetically pleasing for Time Lords who identify as women? They must have had a function once upon a time, or still do in some cases, especially if you want to identify Time Lord anatomy with human anatomy.)

And if I ever hear asexuality used again to describe The Doctor…look, I know asexuals can fall in love etc., but given The Doctor has been a father, grandfather, and involved sexually with many women, I really doubt it, possible, but highly doubtful.

Hello friend your EU knowledge seems to be a little lacking let me help you with some things:

  1. Alex was not birthed naturally. For one thing, Gallifreyans and humans are not biologically compatible. For another, Alex is only 7% Gallifreyan - if he wasn’t grown in a lab we’d expect him to be 50/50. For a third, the Doctor’s immediate reaction on learning that Susan has one is, “How did you manage that?” (And her response, “Grandfather, how do you think?”, is [a] ambiguous and [b] designed for the security cameras that are no doubt trained on the police cell they’re currently occupying.)
  2. Looms and wombs did not coexist on Gallifrey except for a brief period when Rassilon’s shiny new Loom-Born Gallifreyans were busily committing genocide on all the stinky old Womb-Born ones. That was ten million years before the Doctor’s birth: nobody contemporary with the Doctor was Womb-Born.
  3. Jenny was born by progenation machine and the Doctor immediately, unquestioningly acknowledged her as their daughter (then disowned her when she picked up a gun, but that’s clearly a different set of issues coming into play). Who’s to say Susan’s mother and Susan herself weren’t born the same way? That’s all a Loom is, after all. Neither Susan nor the Doctor has ever referred to a second grandparent - for all we know Susan’s mother came into being in exactly the same way as Jenny. And Miranda was adopted.

The idea that someone has to have had sexual intercourse to have a child also has to stop especially when we’re talking about aliens advanced enough to have made progenation machines.

(Also, human asexuals can have sex - especially for e.g. reproduction - and still be asexual. Behaviour does not equal orientation.)

Also, please find me an actual scene in which the Doctor is shown having sex. I don’t weant innuendo or situations where they could have been having sex but could also have been doing something else. Show me the scene where the Doctor is naked on a bed and sex is going on. You won’t find it, because it does not exist.

Now. Eleven.

It’s entirely possible the penis is just for waste excretion. Considering how rapey the Moffat era can get, and how pushy River can be (and let’s be honest, Eleven never looks that into it), ey might be covering it because she keeps trying to do things to it that ey doesn’t like.

Lastly, and definitely not least, I am really, truly fed up with the idea that just because we have no concrete evidence that means we have to assume they’re exactly the same as us. They are not. They’re aliens. There’s far more canon evidence for Looming and asexuality than there is for humanlike reproduction, and once you have Looms, what do you need the genitalia for? Surely it’s better to remove them - then you’ve got space for all the extra organs Gallifreyans have packed into their bodies.

I can’t give you a sex scene with The Doctor, but the fact he is capable of sex is not just insinuation from others, TARDIS wiki explains:

Though rare, there were occasional hints that the Doctor did indeed have sex.

  • Benny Summerfield and the Doctor might have had sex soon after he regenerated into his eighth body. (PROSE: The Dying Days) Summerfield seemed to confirm the incident when they met again at a later date. (AUDIO: Benny’s Story)
  • "Dancing" was a euphemism for sex used by the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler. The Doctor said he had "danced" before and raised the question of who Jack would like to "dance" with: himself or Rose. (TV: The Doctor Dances)
  • The Tenth Doctor entered into a brief but intense romance with Madame de Pompadour, whom he was joyous to have kissed, and heartbroken to have lost. At one point Madame de Pompadour stated, “There comes a time, Time Lord, when every lonely little boy must learn how to dance.” (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace)
  • The Tenth Doctor apparently had something of an eye for royal women, as he later had a brief marriage with Elizabeth I. After promising to be “right back” but fleeing her, (TV: The Day of the Doctor) he stopped just short of telling Ood Sigma that her nickname, “the Virgin Queen”, was no longer accurate. (TV: The End of Time) Just after accidentally proposing to her, the Doctor quipped, “The Virgin Queen? So much for history.” (TV: The Day of the Doctor) The Doctor’s sexual involvement with Elizabeth I was later hinted at by future Queen Liz 10 (TV: The Beast Below) and by the Dream Lord. (TV: Amy’s Choice)
  • Amy Pond, following a near-death experience with the Weeping Angels, attempted to seduce the Doctor’s eleventh incarnation. Though he refused, he implied in answer to her question that he hadn’t had sex in “a while”. (TV: Flesh and Stone)
  • River Song intimated on several occasions that she and the Eleventh Doctor had (or will have, from his perspective) a sexual relationship. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, A Good Man Goes to War) Their eventual marriage seemed to support this as well; the Doctor claimed to Dorium Maldovar that River’s nights spent in prison were between her and himself. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)

So The Doctor himself has implied these things about his sexual endeavors, the majority of these insinuations have come from Moffat written episodes, so as head showrunner, these are clearly his intentions.

As for Susan, given she was in a war zone, cut off from her own people, there’s little to no doubt Alex was born naturally, they did not have the facilities nor the means to create him artificially. Earth was not in contact with the Time Lords, and I doubt someone as young as Susan would have had the knowledge, let alone the means, to create a child artificially. So Alex’s odds of being artificially made are slim to none. He is David son and he is half-human, he has only one heart and his great-grandfather confirms that.

We do know that human/Time Lord is compatible, the half-human metacrisis Doctor, Tentoo and also River Song were living proof of that, River’s human+Time Lord.

As for the looming process and Pythia curse, The Doctor Who Movie had The Doctor claim he had a father and (half-human) mother. In the Lungbarrow novel which introduces the looming process, it’s revealed that The Doctor’s cousins used to tease The Doctor and call him “Snail” and “Wormhole” because he had a navel, like no other Time Lord in their family had. So The Doctor is open for interpretation as to his conception and reproductive abilities, womb-born being the more likely process in which he was birthed.

Lungbarrow and subsequent novels also contradicts the television series, they say Time Lords are loomed as adults, but Time Tots were mentioned by Romana in Shada. We see The Master as an eight-year-old child being taken to the Untempered Schism; and we see children in Arcadia during The Day Of The Doctor, they may just be Gallifreyans and not Time Lords, but that means the base species was capable of procreation at some point in time.

The same novels that imply looming, also introduce The Doctor apparent mother, Penelope Gate, as a human. So if you want to stand beside looming existing, you also have to be inclusive of the possibility of The Doctor being half-human and being womb born.

As I mentioned above, Time Lords are aliens. We can’t box them into our ideas of gender or sexuality. But humans and Time Lords are genetically compatible and there’s more than enough fodder to imply The Doctor has had sex with more than one human woman. That doesn’t make him sexual and it doesn’t make him asexual, because we can’t judge him by human sexuality.

Well, despite the evidence put forward, I still think the Doctor as a character would function better as an asexual. Doctor/Companion romance never worked very well: you got Rose, who's hated by half the fanbase and River Song, who is also hated by half the fanbase. And as much as I ship whouffle, I the Doctor never has that type of relationship ever again.

It’s true, it’s difficult with the way some factions of the fandom are to ever want The Doctor in a romantic situation ever again. There’s the ardent Rose/Doctor shippers who won’t let it go; even River/Doctor shippers who won’t accept River’s dead and The Doctor isn’t married anymore (he’s a widow.)

And some people within these factions who won’t accept any other relationship The Doctor could have, such as Whouffle, or even his relationships with Elizabeth I or Marylin Monroe. I’ve even seen people who think River was The Doctor’s first wife and the grandmother of Susan, in some sort of effort to erase The Doctor’s unknown first wife.

My argument is ultimately, though, that you can’t box The Doctor into any sexuality or gender that is human, even if the possibility is there that he is half-human, he’d still be half-Time Lord. And we don’t know a thing about Time Lord/Gallifreyan sexuality, except that some appear male and others female, and that they have children (Time Tots).

So my meaning is you can’t call The Doctor asexual, that’s a human term, and one that can be contradicted by his other actions onscreen and in the extended media. There’s no blanket term for what humans are, so how can we place that same expectation on The Doctor?

If The Doctor doesn’t have another immediate relationship again, that’s just fine. There’s no rule he has to be romantically involved with a new person every season. The Doctor’s not Casanova, nor is he Mister Spock and gets the “seven year itch”. So if he goes either the sexual or asexual path this time around, I don’t think that affects The Doctor as a character at all, it never has done so in the past.

cleowho:

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.

Me.

(Source: timelordsfallnomore)

Make Me Choose »  justifiably-supernatural asked: Merlin or Doctor Who?

Classic DVDs compendium to be published

doctorwhonews:

imageA guide to the DVD releases of the original run of Doctor Who is to be brought out by Wonderful Books.

The Classic Doctor Who DVD Compendium, by Paul Smith, is due to be published this summer.

The publisher said in a press statement: The original series of Doctor Who ran on television for 26 years, telling thrilling stories of monsters and marvels that enthralled children and adults alike. It has taken half that time to issue all those adventures on DVD, but finally you can now watch every archived episode* in pristine quality. If the prospect of setting out on such a venture daunts you, however, then fear not because The Classic Doctor Who DVD Compendium will guide you every step of the way.

Every disc, every episode, every extra is collated, chronicled and cross-referenced in this complete guide to classic Doctor Who on DVD, with spoiler-free story outlines so no surprises are ruined for those still discovering the original series, suggestions for similar tales to those you already know you like, information on the extensive restoration work that has made the episodes look better than they ever have, and details of the wealth of special features on every disc that expand your knowledge of the worlds of Doctor Who - all fully indexed for easy reference.

If you’re only just learning about the long story of Doctor Who then The Classic Doctor Who DVD Compendium will guide you through the adventure ahead. If you’re still building your collection it will help you discover further stories you’re sure to enjoy, and if you already have every release, this book will be your ultimate companion to the complete range.

*Okay, there’s still one to go.Previous publications by Wonderful Books have included The Wonderful Book of Doctor Who 1965 and the Doctor Who 8th Anniversary Special, , as well as Time & Space Visualiser.
Related Articles: Time & Space Visualiser (17 May 2013); Doctor Who 8th Anniversary Special (1 Mar 2013); The Wonderful Book of Doctor Who 1965 (26 Oct 2011)

Doctor Who News http://dlvr.it/5Qs7Hg