a doctor and his companion

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Steven Moffat surprised at 'fuss' over Doctor Who having gay companion

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat was surprised about the “fuss” caused by the reveal that the Time Lord would have the show’s first openly gay companion in the new series.

Actress Pearl Mackie, who plays the Doctor’s latest sidekick Bill Potts, disclosed the detail about the character’s sexuality in an interview with BBC News last week.

LGBT characters have featured in the popular series before, including John Barrowman’s Captain Jack and River Song, but Bill will be the programme’s first openly gay permanent companion.

Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie (BBC/PA)

Talking at a screening of the first episode at London’s Ham Yard Hotel, Steven said: “When she did that interview we didn’t know there was going to be all of that fuss. And in a way, there shouldn’t be, that’s kind of nonsense.

“So, just to be clear, we are not expecting any kind of round of applause or pat on the back for that, that is the minimum level of representation you should have on television and the correct response should be, ‘What took you so long?’.”

Last April it was announced that Pearl would star alongside Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, replacing Jenna Coleman who played his previous companion Clara Oswald.

Steven chided the media for its reaction to the sexuality reveal as he referenced a group of schoolchildren sitting in the front row of the screening, saying the “fuss stops now”.

Pearl Mackie (Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA)

He said: “It is important we don’t make a big fuss of this in a children’s show that communicates directly with children, you don’t want young kids who regard themselves as normal and happen to fancy their own gender, we don’t want to make them feel as if they are some kind of special case.”

Jokingly, he added: “Because that’s frightening and journalists – it is not your job to frighten children – it is my job.”

The new series of Doctor Who, which is its tenth, will be Peter’s last in the lead role and Steven’s final stint at the helm of the sci-fi spectacular.

Steven took over Doctor Who in 2010 and during his tenure the show has grown into a global success.

He recruited the 11th and 12th Doctors in Matt Smith and Peter and also added Karen Gillan as companion Amy Pond and Jenna as Clara Oswald to the crew.

Steven Moffat, Jenna Coleman and Matt Smith (Chris Radburn/PA )

Steven said it had been an “amazing experience” to run the show, adding: “In terms of childhood wish fulfilment, I may have the record for the human race.”

Peter will make his final appearance as the Doctor in the 2017 Christmas special.

:: Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Saturday April 15, with the first episode of series 10, The Pilot.

"Oh, so I’m still the Doctor, then?”

My absolute favourite thing about Rose Tyler is the way she accepted the Doctor’s regeneration. She struggled for a bit, but in less than 24 hours, she knew he was still the same man. 

If you question my counting, remember that this exchange:

ROSE: Doctor!
(Rose throws him another sword.)
DOCTOR: Oh, so I’m still the Doctor, then?
ROSE: No arguments from me! 

Happened immediately after the Doctor stated he was in the first 15 hours of his regeneration cycle. And really, taking 12-15 hours to wrap your mind around the fact that your best mate/the man you’re head-over-heels for can completely change his appearance isn’t much at all. 

But what I love the most about this is that once she accepts it, she never waffles, never struggles, never goes back. It wasn’t, “Okay, you’re Doctor-esque at least… I can see that you have Doctor traits in you. I’ll accept you on a trial basis, but if you don’t act the way I expect you to, I’ll stop believing you’re the same man.” 

Frankly, Rose does a better job accepting regeneration than Doctor Who fans do, and we have the benefit of knowing that it’s a narrative construct. (Or maybe that makes it harder to accept? I’m not sure, but it’s an interesting contrast to note.)

And years later, when she’s standing on Bad Wolf Bay for the second time, it takes her even less time to understand and accept that Tentoo is another regeneration of the Doctor. He’s still the same man. That’s what regeneration means–he’s the same man, with a new case. 

I can’t think of a non-Time Lord who understands that *better than Rose Tyler. Her only concern, once she accepted he was still the Doctor, was if his changes were deep enough that he wouldn’t want to travel with her anymore. Once he assured her that he’d love for her to come, her last qualm was washed away. 

On New Earth, when the Doctor references back to their very first trip together, she immediately jumps in with the reminiscing and says, “That was our first date.” (emphasis mine) I don’t think it was accidental on the Doctor’s part that he mentioned something from his previous regeneration, and I love that Rose does an unspoken, “Yes, I see your reminder that you’re still the same man, and I’ll raise it with a reminder of how close we were and still are.”

I love Rose Tyler because she has such an innate understanding and acceptance of who the Doctor is that despite how bizarre the concept of regeneration is, she knew he was the same man. Not a different version of the same man, or a different man who kept his name and memories but was a completely different person. The Doctor is the same man, always. 

Rose’s understanding of that is one of the reasons I ship every Doctor x Rose Tyler. It’s not about her being more important than other companions. It’s about her knowing the Doctor, no matter his face, and loving him because she loves the deepest part of who he is. It’s canon that Rose loved three regenerations of the Doctor. Why wouldn’t she love any others she met?

And–flip side here–this is the same reason I love stories where Rose has been altered enough by Bad Wolf to regenerate. I love seeing him show the same completely non-superficial love for her. I know that it’s easier for him to accept because this is natural to him, but still. So often in media we see men who are fixated on the appearance of the women they’re dating. I want to see a man who can watch his beloved change her entire appearance and still love her just as much as he did before.

There are lots of other reasons to love Rose Tyler. Her courage, her determination to stand for what she believes in… But this is one of my favourites.

*There are a few who understand it as well as she does, or at least close to it. Sarah Jane and the Brig come to mind. But better? I’m hard-pressed to think of any.

That beautiful lady whose name is Pearl Mackie is introducing new character to us-Bill Potts. Tonight for the first time she will enter blue box and ask where the toilet is situated. Tonight she will begin her journey with a madman in a box and his companion Nardole. Tonight “The Pilot” is happening.

[Hurting] 11th Doctor x Reader

Prompt: @ollybear​ requested: Can you do an 11doctor x reader where they are in a relationship they get in a huge fight after she sees amy kissing the doctor.|

Word Count: 820

Warnings: Slight angst

I am so incredibly sorry for how late this is! This is my first fanfic, so feedback is appreciated!
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You frowned when you saw Amy Pond start to get a little friendlier than you’re comfortable with, with the Doctor, your Doctor.

You had been his companion for quite a long time, meeting him after his previous companion at the time, Martha Jones, had decided to leave the TARDIS. You found that something had just clicked between you two and after that, a few shared moments here and there, and a lot of Donna’s attempts at setting you two up later, eventually the Doctor confessed his feelings to you and took you on a wonderful first date. You had a picnic in the TARDIS, and he had set her drifting in the Medusa Cascade. But after he regenerated; it was like he was a whole different person. He was Of course, you wanted to get to know him again, his quirks, his personality. But the one thing you did know was that you still love him deeply.

When he had regenerated, they had met Amelia Pond, a sweet 9-year-old girl. But that was 14 years ago. Now she’s all grown up and trying to woo the Doctor with flirty comments and innuendos.  

 Amy had now moved right next to the Doctor and was starting to come on to him, in a seductive nature. You watched behind the TARDIS door as Amy tried to straddle the Doctor to her bed, but he pulled back and clambered of the foot railing. You were about to intervene when Amy slammed the Doctor in front of the TARDIS door, shutting it, and started kissing him. 

 You huffed as you tried to get the door open, but gave up knowing it was useless. You had had enough of Amy’s behaviour and stormed off to your room, slamming the door, while telling the TARDIS to “not let the Doctor in, under any circumstances.” 

 By now, tears had started forming in the corners of your eyes, and you tried to blink them back. It wasn’t that you didn’t trust the Doctor, it’s that you didn’t really know this Doctor. If it had been your Doctor, you’d have known that the kiss meant nothing to him. But now? He could still be snogging Amy right now. And the thought of that killed you.

 ~0~ 

 The Doctor tried to pry Amy’s hands of his arms, and shoved her back. 

“But you’re human!” he pushed her back as she tried to kiss him again,“You’re Amy! You’re getting married in the morning! I have a girlfriend!” 

“Well neither of them have to know,” she grinned, and tried to move towards him again, but when the Doctor started to move back slowly, her grin faltered. 

“Girlfriend… “ He muttered, and realization struck him, you must have heard the whole thing, or worse, you saw them, and just assumed the worst. 

 “Doctor?” Amy frowned, her confidence shaken. This wasn’t what people usually do when she kisses them.

 The Doctor flung the TARDIS door open, and raced straight towards your room when he saw that you weren’t in the control room. It was incredibly hard to find your room, since the TARDIS kept changing the corridors, always leading him back to the control room. 

 “Please,” he tried to reason, as he looked at the rotor, but the TARDIS just let out a angry hum, “I just want to talk to her, please.” 

 The TARDIS gave a softer hum, and led him to your room. 

~0~ 

 You had started to calm down and the tears were starting to stop. You cursed under your breath when you heard a knock at your door.

 “Can I come in?” The Doctor didn’t even give you time to respond, and opened the door anyways. 

“You have to have known that she kissed me.” He said in a low tone.

 “I don’t know, do I?” you said bitterly, “It seems like I hardly know you at all these days.” 

“Is there something wrong?” He said, harsher than he’d meant. “Well, something clearly isn’t right.” You shot back. 

“What’s the real problem? You’ve never reacted this way before,” he sighed and raked his fingers through his hair, “You’ve always trusted me, because you know I would never do that to you.” 

“The old you would have never,” you breathed out, but he heard you clearly. 

“What?” 

 “How am I supposed to trust you, when I don’t even know you!” You almost laughed. 

“What do you mean know me?” He said, confused, and realization hit him, “Oh… That’s what this is about.” 

“I know, I know, it’s stupid.” You sniffled a bit, feeling the tears starting to come back. 

 The Doctor’s gaze softened, and he reached up to cup your face, his thumb wiping away the tears on your cheek.

 “I’m still the same man, just a different face,” he said, smiling sadly, “I’m still the man you love.” You nuzzled into his neck, nodding, and crying. 

“But it still hurts.”

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Is she concerned about being branded a companion for life?  “There is that worry, but the other companions have gone on to do incredible things and, if anything, it’s just a wonderful way of getting yourself out there. There are elements of [she puts on a very daffy voice]: ‘Doctor, what’s this?’ But what’s great about the show is that the heart of it, the relationship between the Doctor and his companion, is very real.”

if anyone thinks the Doctor and his companions have always been good little pacifists beans they could not be more wrong

like, man, first storyline ever the Doctor wants to kill a dude by bashing his head in with a rock (which, funnily enough, is how an audio decades later would dictate he actually did murder someone when he was only a kid) and is stopped by the guy he just essentially kidnapped

a while later the new fifteen year old companion straight up tries to murder Nero and nonchalantly shrugs about it when she tells the Doctor about switching the cups around

I’m not saying One and Vicki are casual murder friends but then again I have always said they’re immensely similar people/kindred spirits despite one being a Time Lord and another being a human teenager so maybe that is exactly what I’m saying

and then you have Leela. who just. straight up murders multiple people. and the Doctor treats this like a pesky quirk like “oh you, stop that” most of the time

so basically what I’m saying is 

that just because Ten is a hypocritical, self-righteous little shit, don’t hold Eleven or Twelve or anyone who writes them to some ridiculous pacifist standard that RTD should not have established (or possibly did not mean to establish, he might have meant it to be interpreted differently)

the Doctor is not a role model of pacifism okay

So it was my dad’s birthday yesterday and I took him to the Doctor Who Exhibition in Cardiff as part of my gift and it was like he was at a convention, he cosplayed as the Ninth Doctor (I believe?)

More under the cut bc it was very nice seeing him happy!!

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Hello world! Today I met The doctor. For those of you who dont know I am a huge fan of doctor who, infact I would say that The doctor is my hero. Doctor Who to me is more than just a tv show, its a way of life. It a show that I have religiously watched for years and has helped me through the good, the bad and the ugly. The show itself teaches so many valuable lessons of growth, learning, and most importantly being a compassionate and helpful person. My favourite things about The doctor is that even though he is flawed and has a dark past he never stops helping others and keeping together the universe (with the help of his extrodinary companions). Doctor Who makes the weirdos and the outcasts feel important. I’m really lucky that I randomly got the chance to run into Peter Capaldi. You are awesome and thank you for letting me take a picture with you even though I was freaking out.  #doctorwho #geekingout #omg #amazing #vancouver #petercapaldi #freakingout

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(From when he still was in Canada. Beautiful picture.)

You know what I really love about Steven’s introductions to new companions? He doesn’t forget the old ones. It’s not like the Doctor just moves on and starts picking up companions because they’re clever and fun and he needs them. Nope. He gives the Doctor a reason to move on, and it’s always tied to the memory of the previous companion. 

When 11 met Clara, it was her use of the word “Pond” that made the Doctor leave his cloud. When 12 met Bill, it was her “Imagine” how you’d feel if someone wiped your memory that moved the Doctor. I like this a lot. That his lost companions are saving him one last time. 

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The people who say the Doctor never killed during the RTD era must’ve all been asleep when he drowned those spider babies. 

Some time ago I discovered Doctor Who, and since then I’ve been addicted to his travels for space-time. Here I leave my little tribute to each of the doctors. Today the ninth Doctor and his companion Rose Tyler. Every week a new doctor ;) Hope you like it.