HOPELESS WANDERER ; a fanmix for the doctor (+ companions).
i. prelude - muse / ii. i am the doctor (violin cover) - murray gold / iii. butterflies and hurricanes - muse / iv. walking far from home - iron & wine / v. dead hearts - stars / vii. please, please, please, let me get what i want (the smiths cover) - deftones / vii. hopeless wanderer - mumford & sons / viii. demons - imagine dragons
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This scene has a completely different meaning now…
"Woah, you just reminded me again how awesome is Doctor Who. We're magnificient :)"
Hear, hear! That post also reminded me of the wonderful, fuzzy feeling Doctor Who episodes used to leave me with. :)
Matt Smith is done being The Doctor. Which means it is now time to introduce a female Doctor. This apparently upsets some of you […] I got a lot of folks saying that this was “PC tokenism.” That it would just be marketing. Falsely trying to balance — well, who gives a shit. You know the drill. It’s nonsense. Crap of the highest order […] You say, it’s “tokenism.” But tokenism isn’t what you think it is [..] Tokenism is a dismissive, hand-wavey gesture. Tokenism is, “Here, happy now? We’re eating bread, but you enjoy these crusts. HEY IT’S BETTER THAN NOTHING, SHADDAP.” Making your titular character — in this case, making the Doctor a woman — isn’t a token. It’s a nuclear bomb.
If we can’t give the role of a flesh-changing alien to a woman and instead relegate the actresses only to the “girl groupies,” that’s kinda fucked up, isn’t it? What kind of message is that for the families who are watching the show? Not the adult geeks of Whovian fandom, but kids who dig the character and all its assorted fictions? And it’s that last point that matters most for me; this is a show where kids are watching. Little boys. Little girls. Do we really want to say to little girls, “You can never be The Doctor? You are forever relegated to The Companion?” And do you really want that same message for boys? “You will always be The Doctor. Girls are forever your Companions.” Fuck that noise. I want my son to grow up in a world where women can be real doctors and imaginary Time Lord Space Doctors.
Chuck Wendig in “Why It’s Time to Genderflip Doctor Who” which so brilliantly tears down the “PC Tokenism” argument and argues powerfully why representation,proper representation, matters. (via whovianfeminism)
This is also why - whatever gender they make the Doctor - the show desperately needs more male companions.
First class example of deus ex machina in philosophy class?
The sonic screwdriver.
I think I’ll like this course.
The most effective pick up line in all of time and space
Friendly reminder that these are all in the same episode
‘It’s bigger on the inside’ - the TARDIS through the years
So an advertisement for a new weight pill was airing on the radio a few days ago. I didn’t pay it much attention at first, until the lady speaking said that this new pill will “make the fat fall right off”. Interesting choice of wording there…
There is something of the wolf about you.