fandomsandfeminism:

roachpatrol:

court-of-ocelot:

laureljupiter:

court-of-ocelot:

culturalrebel:

aka “Elitism is my middle name”

I like how Moffat would say that Reinette - a female character that he wrote into the show - is obviously a perfect match for the Doctor based on her level of ‘civilization’ and education.

As opposed to oh say…Rose Tyler - a lower-class girl who never went to university - whom the Doctor actually fell in love with and did settle down with in another universe.

This quote just has it all, doesn’t it?

- The elitism

- The dig at Rose Tyler and RTD, by extension

- The elevation of ‘his’ character at the expense of existing ones.

- The implication that Madame de Pompadour - one of the most powerful women in the country - would of course drop everything she had worked for to go and ‘settle down’ with a man who is basically a homeless spacehobo.

People who call Moffat a talentless hack are mistaken.  It takes some skill to cram that much fail into just three sentences.

Hah, excellent Moffat-criticism here. He is so petty, and so unequipped to write insightful sci-fi.

Like, okay, let’s pretend for a second that by “educated and civilised” he means “has a lot of knowledge and social insight” (which is a valid thing to look for in a romantic partner) rather than, you know, “rich, fancy and subservient” (which is what Moffat expects people to look for in a romantic partner).

… I really don’t think that an 18th century aristocrat has more understanding of science and society than a 21st person without A levels but with a working television. And in any case, if the Doctor was really looking for people who are Intellectual Equals, he’d surely look in the future, when people understand time travel, and have wikipedia installed in their brains, or whatever. Or AIs! I can’t imagine anyone more educated and ‘civilised’ than AI people!

Just, one thing I really loved about RTD’s Who arcs - which Moffat clearly didn’t understand at all - was that EVERYTHING the companions knew was useful - Harry Potter trivia! Game-show quickness! Fast typing! - and that the, like, real-world hierarchy of skills and marketability was always shown as less important than courage and compassion.

WITHOUT A LEVELS BUT WITH A WORKING TELEVISION

YES THIS.

I’m imagining the real Madame de Pompadour and how very unimpressed she would be by Steven Moffat declaring his ~admiration for her, but

wow

did this man just admit that he think the position of Companion is actually the Doctor’s maîtresse-en-titre?  Jesus wept.

That is exactly what this man thinks, and what he writes also. He thinks women are wired to ‘cling’ and men are wired to want to escape them, and the only way a relationship can be agreeable to both parties is if the woman accepts that they can only spend time together when the dude initiates it.

… Suddenly I am kinda surprised that Sherlock and Irene didn’t set up a long-distance relationship where she spends her days in an orientalist parody of a villa, waiting for Sherlock and passing the time taking luxurious bubble-baths and emotionlessly spanking female nobility.

Oh my god this is some sick shit— and really, really, really highlights how much Moffat doesn’t understand the fundamental heart of the show he’s fucking running. If the Doctor was so hot for intelligent, well educated, civilized women why the fuck did he ever leave his home planet? Why has he only ever had one Gallifreyan companion after he left his granddaughter to go her own way? Romana was foisted on him by the time lord ellimist, he didn’t go picking her out of a catalogue. 

The Doctor runs around with soldiers and schoolkids and teachers and sailors and students and journalists and shop girls and alien refugees and orphans and robot dogs and barbarians and private detective penguins and renegade archaeologists. If he wanted a slice of properly civilized girlfriend he had the whole universe to go pick one out from, and he never did till Moffat wrote him launching himself smooch-first at the lady in the fancy dress and historically inaccurate boobies.

Goddamn I am so mad. 

Remember, this is also the episode where he has the Doctor bring a horse onto the ship, and when Rose says that he can’t keep the horse, Moffat has the Doctor reply “But I let you keep Mickey.” Because comparing the only person of color who has lines in the episode to livestock is in excellent taste. (And in Blink, he wrote it so that Martha has as few lines as possible. And as show runner he has hd 0 POC companions.) 

The man is a horrific hack and he shouldn’t be allowed near major TV shows. 

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#doctor who #tiasjt #v important 

recycledmoviecostumes:

This space suit was first seen in the1966 episode of Doctor Who, entitled The Tenth Planet on Earl Cameron as Glyn Williams.  The costume seems to be one in a set of other similar space suits that show up along side it in The Tenth Planet, as well as another episode entitled The Wheel in Space, though the exact same suit does not re-appear in The Wheel in Space.

The exact same costume does, however, appear in the 1980 film Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back on Alan Harris as the Trandoshan bounty hunter Bossk.  Since filming for Star Wars took place partly in England, it was likely hired out from the same costume house that provided suits to Doctor Who fourteen years earlier.  A close inspection of the detailing on the costume reveals them to be the same, though some minor additions have been added for Empire Strikes Back.

Costume Credit: Jesse, Tim

E-mail Submissions: submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com

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#DUDE #star wars #doctor who 

i watched the trailer for the new season of doctor who and i swear i thought garrus was in it

it was a split second shot so it really REALLY looked like him in motion 

temporalmemory:

doctor who

dentist what

physician why

the trinity of confused medical professionals

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#doctor who 

"[D]on’t bullshit me, Moff. If a woman is ever chosen for this role, it won’t be by you. And I resent the constant drum-banging of, “Oh, let’s not make it political.” Choosing 12 consecutive white men for the same part of a shape-shifting alien who can become literally anything is a political choice. It’s every bit as political as casting a single woman or a single person of color. Because when you continue to cast nothing but white men, what you’re saying is that you just cannot picture anyone but a white man in a leading, iconic role. And yes, that is unquestionably a problematic and political statement."

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Steven Moffat: A Female Doctor Should Happen for “Aesthetic Reasons.” (via thewaryfangirl)

This is the same man who explained having gay characters thusly: It’s not because it’s politically and morally correct. It’s right for Doctor Who, isn’t it? It’s cheeky and off-centered. And fun.

It’s not because representation matters. It’s because it earns you cool points.

(via galifreyy)

was watching legally blonde the musical
and omg emmett and elle had a ten/rose moment

was watching legally blonde the musical

and omg emmett and elle had a ten/rose moment

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#legally blonde #doctor who #lol 

tinyredbird:

would-you-like-a-jelly-baby:

blaixen:

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Matt Smith could have been such a wonderful doctor… if Moffat hadn’t been writing the show.

woop there it is

I feel this

ms-missingyou:

rosityler:

#this dialogue was like watching steven moffat give himself a blow job

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#ugh #doctor who #BOOO 

mikerugnetta:

depthoffieldmagazine:

darkarfs:

wespennest:

Delia Derbyshire

Cut ups, mash-ups, circuit bending, tape-mangling and, oh yeah, the Dr. Who theme.

recognize, clowns

One of the true innovators of electronic music. And yes, she’s the person who “realised” (arranged, performed) the Doctor Who theme.

From wikipedia: “In August 1962 she assisted composer Luciano Berio at a two-week summer school at Dartington Hall, for which she borrowed several dozen items of equipment from the BBC. One of her first works, and the most widely known, was her 1963 electronic realization of a score by Ron Grainer for the theme tune of the Doctor Who series, one of the first television themes to be created and produced by entirely electronic means.”

SUPER LEGIT.

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#women #doctor who 

toriandrelativedimensionsinspace:

three-degrees-below-social:

The Doctor used to be someone kids could grow up with, and look up to. What happened? Oh, right.

Can we please just spread this across the internet like wildfire?

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#doctor who 

Reblog if you actually LIKE Martha Jones

longdivisionnnn:

sourcedumal:

a-sarcastic-feminist:

I’m honestly sick of seeing all the racist comments directed at her. Come on guys this lady was a fucking badass.

She is the fucking queen

Martha Jones is a star.

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#doctor who 

kanayastrider:

acolderindigo:

Say what you want about avatar, but at least it has multiple examples of the avatar being women and/or PoC, unlike a certain other show with a reincarnating character who somehow is always a white guy. 

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#hero #doctor who 

hushmyheart:

Doctor Who + “I swear this show actually makes sense…”

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#doctor who