Russell T. Davies talks about one of the key characteristics of the Doctor.
#he had such a complete and utter understanding of not just who the doctor was #but what he represented to others #and how the people he used to meet weren’t romanticized larger-than-life people that aren’t relateable #they were average human beings #with average lives #and the potential to be absolutely fantastic #good ol’ russ #always bringing it back to the human #the notion that everyone has it in themselves to be great #regardless of looks #of standing in society #it always came down to you #and how much believing in yourself can make all the difference #and i don’t care if that sounded like a freakin disney film #because damnit #i miss RTD and what the show used to be (via absentmusings)
Not forgetting this man today, because without him we probably wouldn’t be here today celebrating the 50th the way that we are - with DW being an international phenomenon. So thank you, Uncle Rusty!
I miss the when Doctor Who just had a bunch of one-off episodes that were cute and cheesy. I miss when the story arch was subtly added in so that the climax of the season was so much cooler. I miss when the plot twists weren’t shoved in our faces all the time. I miss when there was actual continuity. I miss when the companions were relatable and seemingly ordinary people who became extraordinary. I miss that Doctor Who.
#this show took some turns down some suspect alleys along the way but #as manifestos go the ‘shared power’ theme running through this scene TAKES SOME F*CKING BEATNG #a giant ‘screw you’ to the Batman-esque Saviour complex running though most dude-focussed superhero franchises #’it’s me and only me who must save the helpless!’ vs ‘HERE TAKE THIS - AND USE IT TO SAVE YOURSELF AND OTHERS’ #you don’t hide power and hoard power and swoop in to impose your power on others to ‘save’ them #you share it #you teach it #’are you ready to be strong?’ #[i’m not crying YOU’RE crying] (via harrietvane)
#ugly empowered weeping (via surprisinglywiry)