thank you doctor!

Pinprick

“No, I don’t want to.” Dean wines.

“Dean, you fainted. I need to check your blood sugar.” Cas explains, leaving no room for argument.

“But what if it breaks huh? That things spring loaded, what if it gets stuck?” Dean’s working himself up so Cas gently holds his hand steady.

“Look at me, it’s not going to get stuck okay?” Before Dean can react, he’s heard the click and the small sting of the needle in his finger. He tries to pull away but Cas grip is firm. He grabs the machine from beside him, letting a small drop of blood soak into the test strip. “There we go, that wasn’t so bad was it?” Cas says as he wipes the blood, placing a small bandage over Dean’s finger to cover the pinprick wound.

Dean’s pouting, a small tear welling in his eye. “I can feel my heartbeat in my finger.” He looks up at Cas, pout still on his face.

Cas lets out a little chuckle as he lifts the younger man’s finger to his lips and places a gentle kiss over the bandaid.

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What has been your funniest moment on the set of Doctor Who?

From the Montreal ComicCon panel featuring David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, and Alex Kingston

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“What makes you so sure that your life is worth more than those people out there on the ice? Is it the money? The accident of birth, that put you inside a big, fancy house?”

“I help move this country forward. I move this Empire forward.”

“Human progress is not measured by industry. It is measured by the value you place on a life. An un-important life. A life without privilige.”

Thank You Peter Capaldi - A Fan Video 

Hello Whovians! We’re putting together a video of YOUR messages to Peter Capaldi but in order to do that we need, well, your messages. 

So here’s how this works! If you’d like to be a part of this video, please send

  • Your full name
  • Your username (for whichever social platform you prefer)
  • And a video message that is under 10 seconds long and as high definition as possible 

to social@bbcamerica.com! (Please do not include background music, we will add our own.)

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  • A drawing/painting/collage 
  • A graphic/edit 
  • A photo of you in cosplay
  • Anything else you can think of that we couldn’t! The possibilities are endless

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, September 6 at noon EST. We can’t wait to see what you submit!

(BBC America terms & conditions apply. You can read all the fancy legal jargon here

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shaun & neil + the trauma ward

So, Peter’s replacement will be announced tomorrow. No doubt the fandom fallout will range from wild approval to vehement dislike, and every shade in between.

I’m not going to join the bun fight, because I honestly prefer to wait and see. I have faith that the people involved know and love the show, and will create something true to Doctor Who.

What I am interested in doing is celebrating the perfect storm that has been Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who.

For me, Peter isn’t just an actor who has played an iconic and much-loved role. He’s been the embodiment of all things good about the show. He’s worked incredibly hard to create a performance that comes alive on a punishing schedule.

He’s given us dark moments. I genuinely didn’t know if he would come back for Clara when that door closed between them in Deep Breath. On a level of course I did, but part of me wondered, has he changed that much? Will he really have her back? And when he took Clara’s hand, I cheered and I haven’t stopped cheering since. His performance has been emersive.

The sheer range of emotions the Twelfth Doctor has lived through creates the most character development of any Doctor, in my eyes. He started emotionally tight, bruised after Trenzalore, and he unwound himself with Clara’s help until he was able to ask Bill, finally, “is there anything we should be saying?” and talk about being kind. That moment of emotional honesty broke my heart.

Peter has been more than a great actor and fine Doctor, though. He’s been a wonderful ambassador for the show. He is unrelentingly kind with fans. He knows exactly what it’s like to feel flustered or in awe, to love a show so much and channel it into meeting one person. He gets Doctor Who fans because he is one.

And that’s why I like the phrase Peter is “Doctor Who”. To me, it’s not just a name, although Steven Moffat had some fun with that in World and Time, to me it means Peter is the living embodiment of the show.

Peter has breathed joy into the role. Maybe he won’t be piloting the TARDIS on our screens, but Peter Capaldi will always be the Doctor to me.