Aged Clone perhaps?
Here's something: the 4th took the moral highground in Genesis and didn't destroy the daleks although he left a trap to let them set themselves back some. Maybe 11 is going to take a different route this season?
just out of curiosity: does anyone else want to chuck their computer out the window when they read the coments on youtube for a DW video and there are a bunch of fangirls taking up the top cpmments with OMGGGGG TENNNNNNANT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME THEY SHOULD HAVE KEPT HIM FOREVER I WORSHIP THE VERY AIR HE BREATHES AND ONCE KILLED A MAN FOR A MICROGRAM OF HIS DNA!!!!!!!! type deal? I mean sure, he was good and all, but as the Doctor himself said in "the Flesh" storyline:"WE'VE MOVED ON FROM THAT!!!"
I just want to hunt those girls down, hand them a "personal vibrating deep muscle massager" and ask them to use it before surfing the internet so the rest of us can get some enjoyment out of it. The internet...not the other thing.
To be fair, though, Tennant is one heck of a good looking man.
On the bright side, I guess it is a good way to figure out who the fangirls are. just post a DW video,have a 2-second clip of tennant mixed in, and see who comments on/ links back to those two seconds. It's Foolproof!
I thought Gillan and Darvill were on their way out and the Doctor was getting a new companion...?
Here's hoping the Angels in Manhattan is better than when the Daleks visited...
It's always weird seeing the Doctor in the US. Feels wrong to me.
Angels is the Ponds' last episode.
I was wearing a Tardis shirt the other day and the check out girl at the market said, "Oh my God, I can't watch the new season."
Her: "I heard one of the Ponds is going to die. For real. Not in an alternate universe. Really dead."
Although who knows if it's true... Still, I'll be watching the episode with that in mind...
If I thought she had real info, I wouldn't have posted it. :-)
It was a funny conversation though.
I agree with Solo. I don't see it happening, but Moffat needs to bring the scary.
Ha, I was 10yrs old when Earthshock aired. It definitely hit me hard.
When I saw that I thought a similar thing - he's really dead. I was surprised, but the more I thought about it, the more it bugged me. He didn't seem to be a major companion, kind of whiny, doctor didn't seem overly attached to him, and it was his choice and he knew he wouldn't make it. Even at that, in the proceding episodes, there was a total of maybe 15 seconds of mouring over his passing and then nothing til the 20th anniversary episode when he appears as just an image...and even then, no sorrowful response or anything.
I think it's way past time someone dies and it has a very lasting effect.
Writing back then was a lot less tightly controlled and the arcs were a lot less clearly defined. You had the Black Guardian thing during Davison's period, and the Key to Time during Tom Baker's but otherwise...yeah, it was just a 6-episode or 4-episode or sometimes 2-episode bit of stories (episodes being 22 min back then).
As such, I think it was a lot less likely that a companion's death or absence would be felt long-term. In addition, with Adric specifically, the production team (in DVD extras -- which are almost always good), discussed how Adric was never clearly defined. They had a character bio, but the charcter himself was never really effectively developed. The scripts for him were very erratic, so, like, in one episode he'd die rather than help the villain because he's loyal to the Doctor, and then in the next, he's all "Oh, you have a lovely idea here for ruling the universe. I'll help you out because it's logical."
It just didn't make a ton of sense.
The flipside of this is how they DIDN'T develop the Sixth Doctor who was initially supposed to just be erratic and cranky -- but because he was suffering from a wonky regeneration. Eventually, he was supposed to get darker and more calculating....but it never happened. They just kept writing him as cantankerous and snappy until the very last season with the Trial of a Time Lord. So nobody ever liked him because he never developed. He was just obnoxious (and obnoxiously dressed, instead of the black velvet he was supposed to wear or something).
JNT strikes again, I guess.
Yep. A lot of missed potential with Colin Baker...