I just finished season 1 of Gallifrey, which was fantastic, and I was quite surprised at how connected the series is to other bits of the canon. In the first season alone, there were direct links to “Underworld”, “The Invasion Of Time”, the Bernice Summerfield stories, “Zagreus” and, most surprisingly, "The Wormery". It also set up a few plot bits for the later Charlotte Pollard spin-off. 

What I liked most about the season was the extensive use of time travel paradoxes — I always adore those in Doctor Who, and it’s very interesting to see several political factions all having access to time travel, and cleverly manipulating time just to screw each other over. A very solid plot so far, and I’m very curious to see where it’s going.

dannepink:

You’ve not met Danny Pink yet. New fella, Maths.

Cute companions! Cute companions flirting! Cute companions in love! Cute companions in love! :D 

weboftime:

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2
Any comic that mentions Cameca is ok in my book.

sleepymarmot:

I forgot to mention what I wanted to say most about The Transit of Venus: one of my favourite Hirasawa Susumu’s songs, Venus (youtube | translation), is absolutely perfect for it.

Translated lyrics via the link above (click through for the commentary):

Before morning came, I turned the map to the vanished stars into a song for you
And entrusted it to the people at the ends of the earth
Hurry, oh ship! The west still lies in the middle of eternity
Looking out from my sleep, I see that the cosmos is dreaming of you

I counted the things between us that won’t change
And driven by our promise, I crossed countless bridges
The stars that vanished that day are now reflected on the river’s surface
Oh water, rise up and spill over! Submerge me and bring me towards you.

Someday, let’s look up into the sunlight and, on the day when the vanished stars reappear,
Let’s sing that map-song that I entrusted to the people at the ends of the earth
Sing “Because I am you!”  Sing “Because I am you!”

Before morning came, I turned the map to the vanished stars into a song for you
And entrusted it to the people at the ends of the earth
Hurry, oh ship! The west still lies in the middle of eternity
Looking out from my sleep, I see that the cosmos is dreaming of you

doctorwholotterymarathon:

Successful revolution is dead easy. All you need is a Vicki.

The Twelfth Doctor’s second-level attack is called “Attack Eyebrows.”

Doctor Who Legacy is the most amazing game in the universe and if you’re not playing it yet you should start right now. 

Doctor Who 8x01 “Deep Breath”
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"Regeneration, it’s a lottery"

tomyfriendsinthetritons:

liamgalgey:

doogiestinson:

So is nobody going to talk about the fact that Strax was about to shoot himself in the face to save everyone?

THIS WAS FUCKING DARK AS FUCK!
THIS WAS THE DARKEST MOMENT IN AN EPISODE THAT FEATURED A HOT AIR BALLOON MADE OUT OF HUMAN SKIN!

#and a reminder that sontarans aren’t after personal glory #it was always for the glory of the sontaran empire right? #well strax’s new empire is jenny and vastra #and that is beautiful #and makes this whole thing super painful #and reminds us that strax isn’t just a comic character

tomyfriendsinthetritons:

liamgalgey:

doogiestinson:

So is nobody going to talk about the fact that Strax was about to shoot himself in the face to save everyone?

THIS WAS FUCKING DARK AS FUCK!

THIS WAS THE DARKEST MOMENT IN AN EPISODE THAT FEATURED A HOT AIR BALLOON MADE OUT OF HUMAN SKIN!

     

tempus-aeterna:

Do you ever look in the mirror and think, “I’ve seen that face before”?

I wonder about all the Roman references in this episode.

  • Marcus Aurelius, (as mentioned by Clara) Roman Emperor. (Also a member of a band, like Capaldi was in his youth.)
  • Mancini: Of Roman origin, the family has thousand-year roots in Italy. It comes from the Italian noun mancino, meaning “left handed”.
  • In the script, there’s this description of the Half-faced Man:
A clearer view now. Half an ordinary face - square-jawed and handsome, like a Roman Emperor, greying hair. (Deep Breath)
  • Even the Half-faced Man’s half-face was noted by The Doctor to be Roman:
Some of that metal work looks Roman - I wonder how long it’s been around. (Deep Breath)

Twelve may not be polite according to British standards, but brutal honesty is its own kind of politeness. I love it. This scene is really fucking important and, although I’ve got nothing against the Doctor/Clara ship (or any other ship, for that matter), I’m so happy the Doctor finally said it and that they’re both fine with it. And the fact that he mockingly, but gently, refers to Eleven as her “boyfriend” a moment later cements how self-aware and direct Twelve can be, and how much he values honest communication. … For now. 

Basically so far, this is a Doctor who would go “by the way, Lucie, your auntie Pat was a Zygon warlord all along, are we alright?” and I have a feeling it’s going to drastically change the show in all sorts of wonderful ways. 

doctorwho:

"Hanshaw created this title sequence, put it up on YouTube," Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat explained at a recent fan event in New York.
“I happened across it, and it was the only new title idea I’d seen since 1963. We got in touch with him, and said, ‘OK, we’re going to do that one.’”
Mr Hanshaw thought it was “a wind-up” when Moffat’s fellow executive producer Brian Minchin got in touch. “I had to pinch myself because I didn’t know if it was really happening,” he says.
“It’s one of those stories about people putting something on YouTube - it’s usually a musician this happens to. They put a performance on there and they get picked up by a label. “It’s a similar kind of story. I thought, these things don’t generally happen.”
The Doctor Who fan who created the show’s new titles

doctorwho:

"Hanshaw created this title sequence, put it up on YouTube," Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat explained at a recent fan event in New York.


“I happened across it, and it was the only new title idea I’d seen since 1963. We got in touch with him, and said, ‘OK, we’re going to do that one.’”


Mr Hanshaw thought it was “a wind-up” when Moffat’s fellow executive producer Brian Minchin got in touch. “I had to pinch myself because I didn’t know if it was really happening,” he says.


“It’s one of those stories about people putting something on YouTube - it’s usually a musician this happens to. They put a performance on there and they get picked up by a label. “It’s a similar kind of story. I thought, these things don’t generally happen.”


The Doctor Who fan who created the show’s new titles