Mirra Harris, an ambassador for LGBTQ+ young people’s charity Just Like Us, writes for PinkNews about how Doctor Who changed their life as a queer kid. My parents always love to tell people the story of the night the ‘reboot’ of Doctor Who aired in 2005. I was three-years-old and sat mesmerised in front of…
Despite all the speculation happening right now I don’t think she’s going to be playing the same character as Billie Piper’s Rose. I’m very curious to see who she is playing though! I saw someone speculate she could be Donna’s daughter even and YES PLEASE.
I was really, really hoping RTD would cast a trans actress as either the new Doctor or Companion. Just something, anything, to smack back against what’s going on in the British media right now you know? Thank you Russell. God it’s been good to watch you grow.
And I have slightly mixed feelings, I admit. If it was just Catherine Tate as Donna coming back I’d be over the moon! But the Tenth Doctor is here too and as much as I like David Tennant, I hate Ten. As you know. I’m sorry!
In the press release Russell T Davies implied it could just be a flashback or a parallel universe but what I REALLY want is for him to finally reverse Donna’s terrible ending, I’m still salty about it over a decade later.
Well at least no-one will have to digitally de-age them.
Ah, season three, probably my favourite of the whole damn show. I absolutely LOVE the shot of the Toclafane swarming over Martha, always have, and the shot of the Weeping Angel showing its true face for the first time had me shrieking. Overuse has killed them but those Angels were terrifying.
Anyway, I have a ulterior motive for dropping this today, because all these shots are from my screencaps site and I stuck a donation button on it today for the first time. I’m not expecting much but we’ll see what happens, yeah?
I think I, like…. most other fans? was watching this to see where the Thasmin relationship went rather than anything to do with the Sea Devils themselves. Sorry Sea Devils.
I really liked that the sad Yaz/Doctor conversation about how they could never really be together took place on a beach, a pretty obvious nod to that other time the Doctor and their companion stood on a beach and talked about how they could never really be together, that was a great touch. Oh hey and River got a mention! It does bug me a little that Yaz never goes, “oh, you say you can’t be with me but you had a wife before? What’s with that?” because you’d think she would.
Anyway yes! Some other things happened in this episode! I saw LOTS of people complaining about the CGI and editing and I agree with them but I also wonder if Covid restrictions played a part in that, in which case I can’t really blame anyone. And it was completely delightful to see Madame Ching as a Doctor Who historical celebrity, pirates are great and female pirates are even better.
All that being said the Next Time trailer is the only thing anyone’s talking about right now! Have a look and you’ll see why!
Doctor Who season two is another season I don’t really vibe with, to be honest. (Ask me one day about my complete and utter loathing for Ten as a person.) On the other hand it has Mickey, Jackie and Sarah Jane in it so that’s something.
Also shout out to Billie Piper’s acting throughout the whole thing, she was giving it her all.
Okay, so I was left a bit jaded by Flux, I really didn’t like it at all that much in retrospect, but I DID like Eve of the Daleks A LOT MORE. Just a nice simple (by Who standards) story about the romance between two complete weirdos, complete with Daleks. Actually this might be the best use of the Daleks for ages, they were way more engaging in this story than they usually are.
And, oh my god, they made Thasmin canon?!?! And did it really well?!?!