Big Finish has dropped cover artist Damien May as a result of his inappropriate tweets about Ian Levine’s illness.
It’s a one-parter, it’s written by RTD, it functions as the list’s token Tenth Doctor story, it features a companion other than Rose (who is already in Dalek and sort of in Day of the Doctor) and actually gives that companion a role in the episode (sorry Blink, sorry Midnight), it doesn’t really depend on existing investment in Doctor Who or knowledge of its continuity for its appeal (the Face of Boe thing is not that big a deal and the Time War stuff ties in with Dalek and Day of the Doctor anyway), and it has interesting themes and social commentary, something the other stories on that list lack.
It’s also really, really good, much as it gets overlooked.
Starter kit for new Doctor Who viewers
- The Eleventh Hour
- The Day of the Doctor
hey remember when clara oswald told a robot threatening her with torture to suck it
remember when clara oswald convinced the time lords to give the doctor another regeneration cycle
remember when clara oswald convinced the doctor to save his species and consequently saved the lives of billions of innocent people
remember when clara oswald sacrificed her life to save the doctor’s and consequently everybody in the universe
remember when clara oswald saved an entire planetary system
remember when clara oswald told the doctor she wouldn’t be a replacement
remember when clara oswald helped a little girl because she looked lost and volunteered to look after two children despite having a degree and desires to travel
remember when clara oswald was influenced by her mother and made soufflés based on her recipes and kept her book of adventures and inherited her desire to travel and be compassionate and save people who are lost and volunteers to look after a family because she knows what it’s like to lose a mother
remember when clara oswald was always a control freak and decided when and where the doctor would meet her and how he’d behave around her and always panicked when she lost control of him or the situation
remember when clara oswald was always more scared than she let on and despite the doctor’s declarations of how “impossible” she was the narrative kept telling us she was a “perfectly ordinary girl” and she proved this by making a brave decision that didn’t rely on any superhuman ability or circumstance
remember when fandom literally ignored all of this and pretended she had less personality than a cyberman head and suddenly loves her after one episode despite clara oswald simply displaying the same characteristics she’s always shown but everybody’s ignored until now
Three people who said they were not interested in supporting us via Patreon, but then provided an answer to the question about what kind of perks they’d be interested in receiving as a thank-you for supporting us via Patreon… what?
Also: “early access to new episodes” is such an unpopular option that maybe we should consider offering late access to new episodes instead.
Also also: lots of good answers to question 3.
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