Favourite bits of Gallifrey lore from assorted actual Who stories (with varying levels of obscurity)
  • Gallifreyan dreams can seep into human dreams when they sleep together skin-to-skin
  • There are brothels in the Capitol lowtown
  • Rassilon stole regeneration from the Great Vampires
  • The Great Vampires may or may not also have been a living ophidian timeline multiform from outside the universe tearing its own time-flesh to shreds whose tainted neverwere Gallifreyan descendants make for really cool bone masks if you try hard enough 
  • Omega called Rassilon “Raz”
  • There’s at least one timeline where Rassilon and Omega were lovers
  • Say you’re a Gallifreyan and you accidentally end up investigating your own gruesome suicide on your first day at a new job try psychically melting into your President for a bit
  • The Doctor played lead perigosto stick for the Gallifrey Academy Hot Five until the Faculty closed them down (the Master was on drums)
  • Regeneration can be messed with so if you kinda want to be a bird or a worm or an H.P. Lovecraft character or a sentient patch of haze that can become an entire planetary ecosystem go for it
  • Gallifrey has a whole lotta cults on it and kicking them off the planet never quite works 
  • This one time the Corsair’s TARDIS and this one other TARDIS eloped and the Doctor had to step in and forcibly drag her back out of the Vortex again
  • This one time the Great Houses went and time-cloned Chris Cwej into an army
  • This one time Rassilon took Borusa and stuck a bunch of tubes into his flesh Junji Ito style to connect him directly to time itself 
  • TARDISes can eat each other
  • There’s something inside one of Gallifrey’s suns
Meeting and travelling with the Tenth Doctor as a Time Lord/Lady would include:

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  • Him being so confused and surprised but mostly not believing whatever you’re claiming because it’s supposedly impossible.
  • “But.. But that’s impossible!’’
  • Trying to explain to him what happened to you during and after the Time War which he doesn’t believe because no one, supposedly, could’ve escaped a million dalek ships hovering around the planet
  • “Ask me anything.’’
  • Him quizzing you over so many different things and still getting every answer right, after it he’s so confused but at the same time so happy to know that there’s still a Time Lord/Lady left in the universe beside him.
  • The Doctor getting jealous when it becomes clear the Tardis likes you a lot better than she liked him because you can actually fly the Tardis properly.
  • “Did you even pass your flying test?’’
  • Getting your own room and the Tardis helping you decorate it and you end up making it look like your room on Gallifrey
  • Whenever you end up on an alien planet outsmarting the Doctor and actually know more than the Doctor which makes him slightly annoyed but he really liked it because there’s finally someone smarter than him.
  • Meeting Donna and becoming best friends and you’re actually able to explain things so humans understand it instead of just rambling for twelve hours which sounds like nonsense to them.
  • Donna calling you timeboy/timegirl and loving how you’re always able to outsmart the Doctor.
  • “Super temp.’’
  • Always making sure Donna understands what is going on and always making her feel better whenever she doesn’t think she’s useful for anything because she doesn’t get it.
  • Meeting Martha who’s just as surprised as the Doctor but now that she’s moved on from him definitely enjoys your company and the way you are properly able to make him shut up.
  • Flying the Tardis instead of the Doctor and Donna continuously saying the Doctor should never fly again because you are actually able to fly the Tardis without constantly partially half-crashing.
  • The Doctor slowly falling for you.
  • Meeting Rose who’s quite jealous of you, meeting Jack who’s getting told of by the Doctor to stop, Sarah Jane Smith who’s surprised when there’s another time lord left but nice nonetheless.
  • Being extremely confused and angry by the fact there are still so many Daleks and what they’re doing.
  • Shocked when there’s a second Doctor and DoctorDonna but also extremely sad because you know that humans aren’t able to handle that and what’ll eventually happen.
  • “There’s four of you. I can’t tell you what I’m thinking right now!’’
  • “Everyone leaves but I won’t ever.’’

The Moment took the form of Rose Tyler

So the Doctor would pick her to be his next companion

So she would absorb the Time Vortex

And bring Jack Harkness back to life

So the TARDIS would travel to the end of the Universe

And bring back the Master

So he’d get trapped back on Gallifrey

And then bring Clara and the Doctor together

So she could persuade the Doctor to save Gallifrey

Clever girl


Doctor Who episodes | Story: 088 | season 14 [3/6]
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“Through the millennia, the Time Lords of Gallifrey led a life of peace and ordered calm, protected from all threats from lesser civilisations by their great power. But this was to change. Suddenly and terribly, the Time Lords faced the most dangerous crisis in their long history…”

The Doctor and his Gallifrey
  • 9th Doctor: It was a beautiful place, Rose. We were the best planet ever. I'm so devastated all that greatness is gone now.
  • 10th doctor: Meh, okay, we had some effed up initiation rituals that drove the Master insane, but other than that, it was a beautiful, wonderful place.
  • 10th doctor a little later: Okay, FINE. They got corrupt and Rassilon was a dick. (but at one point it was great)
  • 11th doctor: OKAY OKAY OKAY. They were all always corrupt assholes. But they're my people and I wanna go home.
  • 12th doctor: Ya'll are a bunch of dicks. Now I remember why I wanted to leave in the first place. DOCTOR OUT.