‘Heroes are important. History books tell us who we used to be, documentaries tell us who we are now, but heroes tell us who we want to be and a lot of our heroes depress me. But you know when they made this particular hero (The Doctor), they didn’t give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. And not a tank or warship or X-wing fighter. They gave him a call box from which you can call for help. And they didn’t give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray. They gave him an extra heart. They give him two hearts and that’s an extraordinary thing because I don’t think there will ever be a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor.’
I figured there was truth in the rumours, but I’m so sad to hear it’s been pretty much confirmed that Murray Gold will no longer be composing for Doctor Who. In my opinion, he has written some of the best scores out there. I have thoroughly enjoyed everything he has written for Doctor Who, and I can only hope that the Series 9 and 10 soundtracks will eventually be released so we can continue to appreciate and love his amazing music.
Thank you, Murray Gold, for contributing such such an instrumental (no pun intended) element to 10 series of this show.
It’s funny how the things you take for granted just disappear, isn’t it? That school you went to every day and then never go back to, that friend you part from laughing and never see again, all those doors that click behind you without you knowing they’re closing forever. I first wrote Doctor Who in early 2004, and I very much hoped I’d get to write it again. Then I wrote more, and then so much more, until I thought it might go on forever. I remember at some awards dinner, telling Brian I loved my job so much I couldn’t imagine ever stopping. In other more melancholy moments I knew everything ends and wondered what the very last words I’d ever write about Doctor Who would be. Well the time has come, and here they are.