- Aug 10, 2005
But surely the point of the Timeless Child was she/he was killed over and over with the exact aim of promoting regeneration?
She does regenerate intoWell, she got exterminated several times, but she didn't regenerate once. As to why not, the best answer is because it was all a bit timey wimey. But you don't have too much longer to wait until she does regenerate into ... someone.
One of the very best stories since the DW 2005 reboot!Peter Capaldi's doctor was killed billions of times while trying to escape the castle in 'Heaven Sent'. So Timelords can be repeatedly killed without regenerating, so long as certain timey-wimey constraints are observed.
One of the very best stories since the DW 2005 reboot!
I love Doctor Who in all its many forms, and I'm usually prepared to cut it plenty of slack, but I have to say that I am one those (few?) who thought "Heaven Sent" was just a step too far in the direction of 'self-indulgent claptrap', and marginally worse than the episodes either side of it ("Face the Raven" and "Hell Bent"). The pinnacle of 'Moffat Madness' imho. But the show really is swings and roundabouts, and the diversity of stories and styles is reflected in the likes and dislikes of the fans, so if you are among those who saw much to enjoy in those episodes, I am genuinely pleased for you.
They've done the Companion-In-Love-With-The-Doctor before - Rose, Martha,Adric,Turlough...
Well, Adric might well have had a crush on the Doctor. Turlough on the other hand tried to crush the Doctor's skull. Always thought the Brig had a bit of thing for the Third Doctor. I think the poor chap found it hard to adjust when he turned into Tom!!
Hey, so have I. Mark Strickson signed my copy of Stephen Gallagher's Target novelisation of "Terminus". He used a really thick black marker pen and it's a bit hard to make out. Spooky that you should mention it a bit randomly after quoting my post. I also have a copy of Terrance Dicks' "Genesis of the Daleks" signed by Tom Baker in 1977. He did a book signing at a small newsagent's in Borehamwood. There was a massive queue of hundreds of kids, mostly aged about 5-8 years old. And me, a gawky spotty 15 year old. Tom didn't half give me a funny look.Useless fact - I got Mark Strickson's autograph in one of my Target novelisations. Don't have it now, don't know why I mention it really...
Hey, so have I. Mark Strickson signed my copy of Stephen Gallagher's Target novelisation of "Terminus". He used a really thick black marker pen and it's a bit hard to make out. Spooky that you should mention it a bit randomly after quoting my post. I also have a copy of Terrance Dicks' "Genesis of the Daleks" signed by Tom Baker in 1977. He did a book signing at a small newsagent's in Borehamwood. There was a massive queue of hundreds of kids, mostly aged about 5-8 years old. And me, a gawky spotty 15 year old. Tom didn't half give me a funny look.
Agreed. I re-watched the NYD episode today and it was even more fun second time around. Quite a relief after feeling a little bit underwhelmed about 'Flux'. And yes, she does wave That Bloody Sonic (that is actually its official name now) around far too much, but tbh I hardly really notice it anymore. It's just what she does. But I like her more and more. She was pretty good in this one. I think I will be sorry to see her go... but then I am always sorry to see a Doctor go.I've just watched the NYD episode. Really really enjoyed it, it was nice to see time being played with a bit. And the Doctor using intelligence to solve a problem rather than that bloody sonic (even though that got waved around WAY too much for me. Did the Doctor seriously need the sonic to tell her she was in Manchester on New Year's Eve? Couldn't she have tasted the air to find out where she was, and then got the date from the girl's phone?),
Sadly, I can’t imagine Jodie’s Doctor being regarded as anything other than The Village Idiot by all the other Time Lords.
Tom also did smouldering intensity, humour bordering on insanity and fury.To be fair, Tom did frequently do the 'gormless, slack-jawed look' thing. I always kind of like it when the Doctor (any of them) seems happy to be viewed as a simpleton, e.g. Troughton acting stupid when being assessed as a threat by the Dominators, Tom goofing about to wrong-foot Count Scarlioni ("my dear, nobody could be as stupid as he seems"), Tennant play-acting the pisshead to rescue Rose & Mickey from the Clockwork Droids.... probably lots of other examples. That's probably why I don't mind Jodie coming across like that, even if it does happen a little too often!
I think Jodie's expression has been described by others as 'Did I leave the iron on?'They still call it 'range' today. Tom was always marvellous, and still the definitive Doctor for me. Undoubetdly he was made for the role and vice versa. I genuinely think we might not have the show today were it not for his barnstorming interpretation really cementing it as an institution. Even when he was bonkers, I loved him. But all of them have had varying degrees of 'range' imho and I prefer the quieter, less angry Doctors (Troughton, Davison, Whittaker) to the sometimes rather forced spluttering anger of Colin, Sylvester, Eccleston, Capaldi. Just my personal opinion. I quite like that Jodie's Doctor has a thread of not quite being 'on it' a lot of the time, like the Doctor is out of her depth. That reminds me of Troughton and Davison too. Often feels like they're going to lose.