These pics of Ncuti Gatwa in character as the Fifteenth Doctor dropped the other day! They are DELIGHTFUL.
But as I excitedly viewed them several times over I started thinking, I have definitely seen that jacket in Doctor Who before. And then I realised where I’d seen it:
Okay, it’s not quite the same jacket, the Doctor’s version doesn’t have the big buttons on the side. But it’s similar enough to make me think… Is the Doctor wearing it because it reminds him of Donna? And is that a happy thing or a sad thing?!
A sort-of Christmas-themed fic (well, there’s a Christmas in there, anyway?) starring a very minor Doctor Who character who I always liked.
Title: Loophole Fandom: Doctor Who Summary: After Clara’s death Rigsy has to return her body to the outside world, and mourn his loss. Notes: I took some inspiration here from the original script of Face the Raven, which contains a little bit of extra stuff about Rigsy and his partner and his life. It seems to have been deleted from the official BBC website but the Internet Wayback Machine caught it!
“Ruby Sunday” is a fabulous name for a companion. I have literally never seen Millie Gibson in anything before so I look forward to seeing what she can do. So far she’s giving me Rose Tyler crossed with Clara Oswald vibes.
I saw her announcement live on Children In Need, a fundraiser I haven’t actually watched in years (though I do put money in the buckets when I see them. I saw one today accompanied by a Mr Bean impersonator, so apparently that’s a job.) It’s so emblematic of this broken country. I just feel like, surely the BBC can cut out the middleman and give money directly to the families involved rather than paying out for a studio, a crew, and the celebrities? You know? Mel Giedroyc just began a sentence with “due to the cost of living crisis…” and I so badly wanted her to finish it with, “we’ve strapped a rocket launcher to Pudsey and are heading for 10 Downing Street.”