A Town Called Mercy v.s. The Doctor’s Daughter
A GREAT EXAMPLE OF MOFFAT’S INCREDIBLE SHOW RUINING SKILLS
… Okay, I have never been one to defend Moffat’s show-writing abilities, but:
- This episode was written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Saul Metzstein. Neither of which are Moffat.
- These parallels (or, really, lack-there-of) are purposeful. It’s not discontinuity based on bad writing. It’s showing the dark path the Doctor’s going down. He’s meant to be waving about a gun and throwing the other doctor over the barrier, because he’s losing his sense of morality, patience, everything, really. He’s tired. He’s broken. He’s guilt-ridden and drowning in his own self-hatred, so much so that he genuinely doesn’t know. It’s not bad writing - it’s character development.
Me, who has breakdowns over the stupidity of this show, had zero complaints about this episode.
It’s a different doctor, and he’s older, and he doesn’t even know what he’s doing anymore
I haven’t seen gifs of this in ages and it is so funny how mad ten looks omg
#i can predict the amount of takes this took for them to do before they even got past the 3rd gif #i mean look at the second to last gif you can see billie is trying not to laugh and then she’s just like WAIT NO STOP #and davids just so very close to laughing aswell in his own way but he likes this because he can be so stupid #and billie has to like be quiet and nice omg #10 your david is showing #i predict this took at least 5 takes to even stop them laughing I BET
How to Pick Up a Fangirl: Cosplay as the Doctor. Perfectly.
if he did Donna would see it on television, recognize him and thus her mind would burn up.
Eleven has realized this and thus he’s now carrying it to save her life.
He’s got it under control.
totally happening, guys
NO WAY. NO FREAKNG WAY. I WILL NOT BELIEVE IT UNTIL I SEE IT.
I’m trying not to get my hopes up but….
just gonna reblog this everytime it shows up
“Do you know why there’s never been a Human-Time Lord meta-crisis before?” Because there can’t be.
#I wonder if this moment ever haunts the Doctor #Every time a companion asks him why his ship looks like a blue box #He has to say ”because the Chameleon Circuit is broken” #But inside he’s thinking that it wouldn’t be have to be broken #Because a wonderful and extraordinary SuperTemp from Chiswick figured out how to fix it #That brilliant woman who was as close to a sister as he would ever get #Who had wanted to stay with him forever #She figured it out #because at the end of the day she always was smarter than the Doctor - about the things that mattered anyway #He knows that even if she had fixed it he probably would have ended up ”accidentally” breaking it again #Because of course he loves his blue box #But she’s gone - she’s forgotten him now #and he’ll never get to accidentally break that Fixed-By-The-Brilliant-Donna-Noble Chameleon Circuit #and he’ll never get to swear it wasn’t his fault and just bad luck and maybe they’ll stop for parts later (a trip he will conveniently forget about) #None of those things will ever happen for him #So he will just have to shrug and tell his companion ”the Chameleon Circuit is broken” #And no he doesn’t know how to fix it - just like he doesn’t know how to fix her #His brilliant almost-sister #His Donna Noble (via winterinthetardis)
Pretty sure I’ve reblogged this before. BUT THOSE TAGS ;__; They give me all the sad Donna feels and more ;__;