moffat’s companions’ lives are all so strangely ungrounded in reality and i think it’s a good example of his very weak writing. in day of the doctor we see clara teaching - no explanation, no mention of it in the episode, and no build up to it. although obviously this…
Ok: A few reasons why Osgood would make a perfect companion for the Doctor:
1) She has absolute faith in the Doctor. She has likely never met him before, but she is absolutely sure on multiple occasions that he will make everything better. She doesn’t question or wonder, she truly believes that the Doctor will save her.
2) She’s damned clever. She figures out within -seconds- of reporting the analysis of the stone dust why the statues were destroyed. Not only that but then she tries to save her colleague by -calmly- warning him, inspite of being obviously terrified, that they are in danger.
3) She was threatened, attacked, and generally abused by the Zygons, and yet still, when the Doctor’s memory loss trick was wearing off, she not only helped her Zygon twin whilst they were experiencing an asthma attack, but also kept the fact that they had established who was who a secret, because she knew how important the treaty being established around them was. Even after everything they put her through, she understood the Doctor’s plan, how important the treaty was, and displayed instant compassion at the sight of her attacker in distress.
4) Even though she’s painted as being ‘not conventionally pretty’ (rolls eyes) and is generally a stand up stereotypical ‘geek’, she kicks butt. Look at her with that scarf!
The Doctor needs someone like her. Someone he can’t talk down to, someone intelligent and sensitive, extremely brave, who can remind him not all human girls want to get into his boxer shorts, some of them just want to be good.
I think this actually the best thing that’s ever been on my dash
DID THAT ACTUALLY JUST FUCKGIN HAPPEN
He has become one
He is free
fuCIM’M ACTUALLY CRYING HELPRDTJUYFIUIOKLF
living the dream
I don’t even know what to say…
Billy Joel - We Didn’t Start The Fire
Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray, South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio, Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television, North Korea South Korea, Marilyn Monroe, Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom, Brando, The King and I, The Catcher in the Rye, Eisenhower, vaccine, England’s got a new queen, Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye
Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser, Prokofiev, Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist bloc, Roy Cohn, Juan Perón, Toscanini, Dacron, Dien Bien Phu falls, Rock Around the Clock, Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team, Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, ElvisPresley, Disneyland, Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev, Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac, Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge on the River Kwai, Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California, Baseball, Starkweather homicides, Children of Thalidomide, Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia, Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go, U-2, Syngman Rhee, Payola, Kennedy, Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo
Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land, Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs Invasion, Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania, Ole’ Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson, Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex, JFK, blown away! What else do I have to say?
Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again, Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, Punkrock, Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline, Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan, Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, Heavy metal suicide, Foreign debts, Homeless vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz, Hypodermics on the shore, China’s under martial law, Rock-and-roller cola wars
Are you kidding me? This is perfection.
Educate yourselves, buckos.
WHAT A GREAT POST
this is the most beautiful of all posts
one of my fave songs, will always know all the words
Sophomore year of high school my World History teacher played this and after school I made my mom take me to the store so I could buy a Billy Joel (who I had never heard before) CD and memorize all the lyrics to this song. Which I did.
I imagined myself very indie and cool.
Reblogging for the sheer effort of all those links.
I remember memorizing these lyrics as a kid.
What a great post and a great way of educating yourself on basic 20th century history. It hits a fair number of the big points.,
Since Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman have a decent age difference between them, it’s quite likely that Capaldi’s Doctor and Clara will develop a father/daughter relationship. If and when this happens, my friend came up with five words that Capaldi’s Doctor could say during a particularly dangerous adventure that would be absolutely heartbreaking.
"Stay in the TARDIS, Susan!"
Oh I wasn’t using my heart or anything
Technically if he said that it would be a grandfather/granddaughter relationship but I would still like to see it happen. The episode where he leaves her behind (for her own good because she’d found someone she loved and he wanted more for her than travelling in the TARDIS for the rest of her life, like a good grandfather should want for his beloved grandaughter) was heartbreaking. Major props to William Hartnell and Carole Ann Ford for their performances in that one.
Universal constant: Kirk leans stage right in the chair when he’s being a dick. Apparently the gradient of the lean is proportionate to the level of dickishness.
I like to think that this is a tell the bridge crew starts to recognize—Kirk thinks he’s so smooth but he doesn’t realize they can read him like he’s a Subaru due for a realignment.
"Careful today, guys; he’s practically planking across the armrests."
PRESS J AND THEN SHIFT R