“I Stole A Time Lord” - 2012
My Epic Painting of Epicness is COMPLETE. I’ve been meaning to do fanart of Idris for a while now as well as something new for Gallifrey 2012 Art Show. “The Doctor’s Wife” is my favorite episode of S6 and possibly fighting for the top spot of the whole show. Ideas evolved and I decided to go balls out and paint ALL the Doctors.
The wood “canvas” is 10” x 22” and is a mixture of acrylic and paint pens. Will be available for sale at Gallifrey. Hope to see you there!
OH MY GALLIFREY this is so adorable and what a great concept! I love thiiiis <3
Prepare to have your minds blown. (click the link for the full review)
“Zoe and Jamie save the day by overloading the master brain, after which the TARDIS crew frees the Master and they all escape back to reality.
The end. Is it, though? That’s unanswerable, because one of the most compelling parts of “The Mind Robber” is the question of whether it actually happened at all—and if so, what exactly did happen.
To start with, there’s no clear indication of when the fantasy elements of the story really take hold, and where the transition to the Land of Fiction actually begins. Is it when the TARDIS breaks up at the end of the first episode? Arguably, it begins about nine minutes in, when the Doctor closes his eyes to fight the influence of the dream visions. Or maybe it was when they made the first jump into the featureless white area—a blank page, perhaps? Or maybe it was when they were breathing in all that mercury vapor, which has got to be bad for your brain. Or maybe they’ve always been there—after all, the Doctor already is a fictional character. Which makes you wonder if it’s even possible for him to escape the traps that threaten to make him fictional. Isn’t he caught already? What does it mean for a fictional character to be terrified by the idea that he’ll be turned fictional?”
“”The Mind Robber” only gets more interesting as you look at it in a wider context. There were a slew of apparently coincidental production decisions and mistakes made while the show was being written and filmed that feed back into the whole fiction vs. reality theme. Frazier Hines got chickenpox and had to miss filming for a week, and the need to replace him temporarily with Hamish Wilson is why Jamie’s face gets rearranged in the second episode. That sequence is wonderfully creepy and odd on its own terms, but also calls attention to the fact that Jamie is only a character who might be played by any actor, much like the Doctor himself.
And there’s a great blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in that first episode when the TARDIS crew returns to the console room—and up on the TV set they use as a scanner, left there by mistake by the production team, are the words “Producer: Peter Bryant.” They’re watching the credits to their own show.
Even weirder is the resonance—again, probably totally coincidental—that “The Mind Robber” gets when you see it knowing what happens in future Doctor Who stories. For one thing, the Master claims to be the author of a series of adventure stories about a character named Captain Jack Harkaway—a name that’s oddly similar to the guy who runs Torchwood, Captain Jack Harkness. That could be a purposeful reference, for all I know—Moffat invented Harkness, and it’s the sort of thing he might do.
“But “The Mind Robber” also casts doubt on whether the Doctor is actually a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, a detail the series made canonical only later that season in “The War Games.” Most obviously, it’s strongly implied here that the Doctor is actually from the Land of Fiction. Sandifer points out that the Doctor is charged specifically with treason, and you can’t be a traitor to a country you aren’t from. Maybe that kind of textual analysis doesn’t even matter, because there’s a self-evident reason why Doctor Who isn’t shelved in the documentary section. But there’s also a couple of odd connections between “Mind Robber” and the series’ first two major appearances by the Time Lords that bring up the possibility that they’re somehow not exactly real either. In “The War Games,” they put the Doctor on trial and sentence him to regeneration and exile by casting him helplessly into a spinning black void—exactly what happens in the first episode of “Robber.” In “The Deadly Assassin,” the Doctor faces a villain named The Master who plans to trap the Doctor in a realm where he controls the nature of reality. And all three stories share another connection—Bernard Horsfall, who plays Gulliver here and a Time Lord in the next two. In the words of another time traveler: Whoa.”
We’ve got Two/wires
Five/Hatstand (and…uh…mirrors, and books, and…)
Also, Fivey/Dressing Gown.
And River’s not a Doctor, but…River/guns.
I look down at the boat before me. Do I take it? I trust it, certainly, but I’m not really one to steal. I’ll bring it back though, and besides, no one else is out here. Right? I don’t think I’ve ever been to that island, and I sort of feel like exploring. I’ll bring it back, I promise myself. Right back to where it was, like it hadn’t been touched at all.
I climb into the boat gingerly and sit down, settling myself between the oars. I’m not that familiar with boats or water, but I edge my way out into deeper water and manage to get myself going in the direction of the island, and that splash from earlier. I’ll probably scare off whatever it was that made it, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only one there. I wonder a little late how fast the current is, and look back frequently to see if I’m being pulled off-course. that would be awkward to explain to whomever owned the boat.
what if I made Doctor Who/Portal crossovers forever
please sdkjgd aah
I must write this.
Oh dear god. This must happen. Now.
DAVID. YOUR FACE.
Ten and Donna skyping with TenII and Rose from one universe to another
PHOTOSET PER EPISODE: 1.06. Dalek
Fantastic! Oh, fantastic! Powerless! Look at you. The Great Space Dustbin. How does it feel?