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Villainous time Lords

  • The Meddling Monk (The Time Meddler)
  • The War Chief (The War Games)
  • The Master (Terror of the Autons - The End of Time)
  • Omega (The Three Doctors - Arc of Infinity
  • Morbius (The Brain of Morbius
  • Goth (The Deadly Assassin)
  • Hedin (Arc of Infinity
  • Borusa (The Five Doctors)
  • The Rani (The Mark of the Rani - Time and the Rani)
  • Rassilon (The End of Time)
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Rassilon: “You claim immortality, Lord Borusa. You will not turn back?
Borusa: “Never!
Rassilon: “Then put on the Ring. Others have come to claim immortality through the ages. It was given to them, as it shall be given to you. Your place is prepared, Lord President Borusa.

20th Anniversary Special (1983): The Five Doctors. [X]

Can we have a bit of Borusa appreciation? Because I seriously love Borusa. 

I already adored him in the TV series for being such a ridiculous power-hungry git, and he’s one of the reasons “The Five Doctors” is one of my favourite episodes ever. I love how often the Doctor mentions Borusa, just randomly, when reminiscing about his days at the Academy. I love how in “The Eight Doctors”, he manages to fix a massive political crisis on Gallifrey literally by walking into the room and scowling at people. I love how in “Engines Of War”, he becomes such a key part of the plot (and subject to so much deliciously gruesome body horror) that he rivals the Dalek Time Controller in sheer importance to the Time War. And I love how she eventually pops up in the Gallifrey audios, out of nowhere, where she ends up holding the title of Magistrix and leading an entire freaking army against a vampire horde. Because that’s incredibly goddamn badass. 

I really hope they’ll bring the character back someday in the TV series — preferably still played by someone completely different in each episode. 

The Invasion of Time spam, part 2!

Andred organises the resistance against the invaders. And this is the scene that always makes me think, “Let’s Get Down to Business to Defeat Vardans!”

It’s kind of depressing that canonically the closest physical contact of my biggest canon OTP is a five second hug at the very edge of the screen. But at least they’re perfect.

Whatever people think about Kelner, at least he’s more willing to work with alien species than most Time Lords!

The first thing Leela does on entering the workshop is go and sit next to K-9 and give him a kiss. I’m not quite sure if she’s trying to make Andred jealous or what.

Borusa considers his curly straw Very Seriously.

Have I mentioned how adorable they are? Andred valiantly tells Leela to go on, saying that he’ll hold off the Sontarans, and she sighs and asks what he’s planning to hold them off with and makes him come with her anyway.

Just a reminder that this is what The Great Key of Rassilon, most important of all the Artifacts of Rassilon and one of the greatest sources of power in the universe actually looks like.

Leela’s face when the Doctor leaves is just… When idiots people say that Classic Who actors can’t act - This.

So has everyone had enough Leela/Andred feels yet?

Because here are some more.

eloralouistra replied your post Based on Time Lord biology, I can tell you conclusively that they arent simpler. Time Lords are all about tradition and they write - a lot. Drawing a bunch of circles and going back over existing space is never, ever going to be a more efficient writing system than a mono-directional phonological-representational script. Not for a humanoid bipadal species with functionally human hands and arms

This post is wonderful but I need the High Tech Rockin Guitar of Borusa to be a thing now.

Ask and ye shall receive ^^