David Tennant with his wife
David Tennant without his wife
I’ve been laughing at this for three years
i just want to grab every novelist and movie maker by the ears and screech no, exactly the same characters, just make them women into their face until they see reason
i want the farm girl with a destiny who rescues a prince who turns out to be her brother and loses a hand to the arch villain, who nobody mentioned was her mother
i want the smart-ass conwoman and her handpicked team of awesome ladies - the sisters, the new kid, the big one with a temper - who pines over that one guy who broke her heart whenever she’s not fast-talking her way out of a situation she accidentally got herself into
i want the heiress who fronts as a dumb and ditzy flirt and beats the crap out of super-powered villains at night, haunted by the memory of her dead parents and the wide eyed girls who donned tights and went out with her and didn’t come back - and the grinning madwoman who meets her head on time and time again
i want the disabled daughter of an imperial house who buys a ship on a whim on the way to her grandmothers and bluffs her way into a major command position and then has to explain to her mum, the prime minister, and her as-good-as-a-sister the empress, why she accidentally committed treason
i want the arrogant and goofy young woman who was abducted from her home planet as a child being forced to team up with a heavily scarred woman seeking vengeance for her murdered husband and son, a tree princess, an illegal experiment who named herself after her favourite kind of weapon, and the devastatingly handsome adopted son of the most feared woman in the galaxy (and we get lingering camera pans over his thighs and butt every time he changes costume, which is like four times in the movie, and at one point the heroine saves his life and then straddles him in a corridor for no apparent reason)
like just make them women it’s not hard
I have great friends
A couple of my guys friends noticed that I wasn’t doing great and found out that it was period stuff. They acknowledged the pain I was in, then had me watch funny animal videos.
I don’t know if I’m crying happy tears or can-we-just-figure-out-why-I-need-so-much-pain-medication-just-to-barely-function-already tears
I think both
SPREAD THIS LIKE WILD FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!
SISTERS DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am haunted by all the editions of books that are prettier than the ones I already own.
- Passed the Bechdel test with flying colours.
- Challenged gender roles: Journey is a soldier, fierce, ruthless, career orientated, ready to get the job done; Danny Pink, although framed as a ‘ladies’ man’ is painfully shy when interacting with Clara, cries over a remembered death, finds the expected traditional make gender role of ‘ladykiller’ uncomfortable and difficult to deal with.
- Let’s be honest Danny Pink is the most interesting, relatable, likeable, and realistic male character since Moffat took the helm of Doctor Who.
- Clara Oswald is a bloody good teacher.
- Clara Oswald is a career woman.
- Clara Oswald reads The Guardian.
- Gretchen Alison Carlisle.
- Journey was possibly lesbian or bi or pan. Simple easy normalising representation. The type I enjoy.
- The Doctor does not like guns. He does not like soldiers. He does not like the military…
- But he’s also portrayed as a hypocrite, and his words and sentiments are questioned by Clara.
- Complex exploration of the Doctor’s moral core while keeping him both empathetic, unpredictable, and shockingly (at times) alien.
- The most amazing slow motion sequences and CGI.
- A return to the story arc of this series.
- Complex exploration of hatred, vengeance, mercy, empathy, and hope.
- The interior of a Dalek. Need I say more?
- We are inspired to show compassion for the monster/villain of the entire show and to hope that somewhere inside it is the capacity for growth and change. If that’s not the message of Doctor Who, then I don’t know what is.