can we just talk about the fact that the TARDIS runs off a star that is in a permanent state of decay
always aging and never dying
now who else does that sound like?
OH GOD… NOPE. DONE.
“Boy and girl fall in love, get separated by events, all politics, accidents in time. She’s thrown out of the hex, or he’s thrown into it, since then they’ve been yearning for each other across time and space.”
- Doctor Who: Hide
the one and only
I have lost things you will never understand!
I’ve been running all my life, why should I stop now?
We posted this article earlier today but this second quote is too good not to reblog.
Just a mad man with a box.
But however hard you try you can’t run forever.
He’s like fire and ice and rage. He’s like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And…he’s wonderful.
Why do you think it looks like a man in a box?
“Did it hurt? I mean regeneration. That last body of yours, was he okay in the end?”
“It always hurts.”
This is a great read. Check out this bit by famed science fiction writer Stephen Baxter about First Doctor William Hartnell:
It was surely necessary that the Doctor had to be old in his first incarnation; that sense of age has always lingered. Even today a key part of Matt Smith’s reading of the role is that he is an old man in a young man’s body. And that agedness is rooted in Hartnell’s authoritative playing. My favourite single line of Hartnell’s actually came in tenth-anniversary special “The Three Doctors” when he berates his successors: “So you’re my replacements – a dandy and a clown. Have you done anything?”