The Impossible Planet & Satan’s Pit. This gave me so many Doctor Rose feels.
"If I believe in one thing, just one thing, I believe in her. "
#he spends the whole time ignoring her#she could be a figment of his collective imagination #she could also be a Zygon#a temptation #he refuses to believe she’s hope incarnate#and even though it would be perfectly in character for her to choose here and now to manifest#during a time - more than one time - that he had no one else#so he’s short with her and they argue and he doesn’t listen#spends all his time trying to pretend she isn’t there because he remembers when the laws of time#were his to command#and how his first instinct had been to reach across the void for her#he tries not to notice the injured look on her face#and the niggling voice telling him he might be wasting their only time left together#the girl Clara tells him he’s a twat#it builds and builds this frustration that is his unwillingness to believe versus the quiet voice inside that tells him it’s really her#and there’s a moment where another argument breaks out between them#where Clara rolls her eyes and the Eleventh snaps angrily at him to leave Rose -alone- and Rose herself#with her dark hurt eyes #looks so lovely standing there that he snaps#he can’t take it #and then suddenly his hands are at her hips and it’s all messy#kisses and hot breath and his thumbs leaving imprints on her hips as he presses her into the wall#he half-sobs into her mouth #tearing away to lean his head against her temple#his voice breaking on the words he didn’t get to say #Rose Tyler #I love you (via andrastesgrace)
A couple of weeks ago, I asked people to take a survey on their opinion of Doctor’s, companions, and showrunners of Doctor Who (x). You can view the full results here, but I ran some analyses and came to some interesting conclusions…
Before you read on, let me caution you that you might not like what you see, and that you shouldn’t interpret these results to mean anything about what you should or shouldn’t like. This is simply an observation representative of a small sample of Whovians who managed to find my survey, most likely through Tumblr.
Doctors: A total of 361 people answered the survey through Google Docs. From that, an overwhelming majority chose the Tenth Doctor as their favorite, followed by the Ninth Doctor then the Eleventh.
One interesting thing I observed is that, by percents, the UK favored the Tenth Doctor more than any other country, and no voters from the UK chose the Eleventh as their favorite. Almost all voters who Favorited the Eleventh Doctor came from the US or Canada.
Companions: For this category, voters were allowed to choose multiple companions as most or least liked, so the total number of data points far exceeds the 361 voters.
For ‘liked’ companions, the first graph shows the total number of votes for each companion, the second the percent of voters from each country that like that companion. Rose and Donna rang in as the overwhelming favorite in this category. Again, the UK shows some interesting bias towards Rose as the overwhelming favorite, with Donna still liked but not by nearly as many, while the rest of the world is far more balanced between Rose and Donna.
For the disliked companion category, there was a lot more balance among the companions. With the exception of River, no one companion is disliked by more than half the voters of a particular location. Again, it’s the UK breaking the world norm here.
Showrunners: This is the category that I found most interesting, mostly because the way I wrote the survey allowed me to test for the statistical significance of the results. Voters rated Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat on their performance as showrunners on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest opinion and 10 the highest. RTD floated just under an average rating of 9, with no significant variation between location of voter and average rating. Moffat’s rating stands at a worldwide average of just under 5, with no significant variation in the mean found anywhere except…guess where? The UK! Seriously, what are you like, UK? Always having to be different ;-). Here, Moffat’s rating came in at an average of just over 2. The UK was also very extreme in their opinions of both show runners, with 40% of UK voters rating RTD at 10, and 42% rating Moffat at 1.
I literally just saw someone say ‘Another unknown English actor’