character:the doctor

  • The Doctor: *regenerates*
  • Sherlock Holmes: *dies and comes back*
  • Sam Winchester: *dies and comes back*
  • Dean Winchester: *dies a lot and comes back*
  • Castiel: *dies and comes back*
  • Loki: *dies and comes back*
  • Harry Potter: *dies and comes back*
  • Professor X: *dies and comes back*
  • Buffy Summer: *dies and comes back*
  • Arthur:
  • Merlin: …Arthur?
  • Arthur: *loading please wait*
Look, haven’t you noticed - the Doctor is completely off his trolley. Seriously, the man is barking mad. He basically runs away for a living, but still chose to wear that scarf. One morning, he decided it would enhance his air of personal enigma to stick a question mark handle on his umbrella. He wore converse trainers with a suit, he made a screwdriver sonic, he thinks fezzes and bow ties are cool, he hid himself away in a Medieval castle with a tank and an electric guitar, he thinks he’s in a television show and sometimes talks to the camera… oh you finish the list. Do you think, for one second, that man would look at the light on top of his disguised time machine and not think, ‘Ooh, it would be cool if it flashed.’ He’s insane, I’m telling you. You should try writing for that lunatic, it’s exhausting.
—  Steven Moffat, on why the TARDIS’ lamp flashes as it materializes if it’s trying to be camouflaged
40 Year Old Doctor Who Episode Holds Timely Warning For Today

“You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common.  They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views.”

In the classic Doctor Who story “The Face of Evil”, the Doctor (Tom Baker) and his companion Leela (Louise Jameson) attempt to usher a peace between two warring tribes.  The Doctor reminds us in the episode that those in charge sometimes have an interesting way of dealing with facts.  Over the weekend, the Trump administration engaged in exactly the practice the Doctor warned of, with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer lying about the attendance of Trump’s inauguration, and Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway later saying that Spicer wasn’t lying, he was using ‘alternative facts’.  Something to keep in mind as we watch this administration develop over the next four years. 

(H/T i09)