GALLIFREY GALLIFREY GALLIFREY
When it was first hinted that the 50th would be about the Time War, I had a flicker of hope. Maybe, just maybe, Moffat would fix everything and change the Doctor’s horrible destiny. As the episode unfurled, the tiny flicker grew bigger and bigger. I am beyond happy with The Day of the Doctor. It was everything that I wanted and more, it was everything that I didn’t know I wanted (like Clara on a bike – I fell in love) and everything I could never have imagined (like Gallifrey standing, GALLIFREY LIVES). Moffat fixed everything, he fixed the continuity, he fixed the Time War and the fall of Gallifrey, he fixed the Doctor’s guilt and his pain at being the last of the Time Lords, he fixed the deaths of millions of innocents and the loss of an entire planet and civilization - the Doctor’s planet, his people.
It was, indeed, the Day of the Doctor, of the man who doesn’t run away, the man who saves worlds and leaves hope in his wake, the man whose promise was to “Never cruel or cowardly. Never give up. Never give in.” I was always conflicted about the idea that he would choose to burn his own people, when the core of the Doctor is that there is always another option to violence, there is wit, hope and friendship, clever plans and second chances. The Day of the Doctor was all about that, about who the Doctor is and who he should never stop being.
"I dream about where I’m going." She always laughs at that. "But you’re not going anywhere - you’re just wandering about." That’s not true. Not anymore. I have a new destination. My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyone’s. It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I’m going, where I’ve always been going.
This is possibly the most perfect quote in the history of Doctor Who (and there are many that I love), because Moffat managed to turn the destruction of Gallifrey into something beautiful, a lesson for the Doctor to realize that he should stop running for a while and pop back home, go right back to the start. He has a home and a family, and I can’t wait to see the Shining World of the Seven Systems in all its glory.
- 1973: The Doctor Who 10th Anniversary story "The Three Doctors" is released, and reveals time travel was invented by some guy named Omega who got himself trapped in a parallel universe made of antimatter. Bob Baker and Dave Martin massively retcon the series' history.
- 1983: The Doctor Who 20th Anniversary story "The Five Doctors" is released, and reveals the Doctor's mentor Borusa has been a bad guy this whole time and that Rassilon, one of the founders of Time Lord society, is actually immortal. Terrance Dicks massively retcons the series' history.
- 1988: The Doctor Who 25th Anniversary story "Remembrance of the Daleks" is released, and reveals that ever since the first serial the Doctor has been hiding in ancient super weapon on earth to use against the Daleks, and may or may not be one of the founders of Time Lord society. Ben Aaronivich massively retcons the series' history.
- 1993: The Doctor Who 30th Anniversary story "Dimensions in Time" is released, and reveals the Doctor Who universe and the EastEnders universe are one and the same. John Nathan-Turner massively retcons the series' history.
- 2003: The Doctor Who 40th Anniversary audio "Zagreus" is released and reveals all the novels actually happened in an alternate universe. Gary Russel and Alan Barnes massively retcon the series' history.
- 2013: The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary story "Day of the Doctor" is released and reveals that Gallifrey was not destroyed by the Doctor but in fact tucked away into an alternate dimension. Steven Moffat somehow becomes the first writer in Doctor Who history to massively retcon the series' history on an anniversary.
So even the eighth Doctor came back before Sherlock
"Steven Moffat doesn’t care about canon and continuity"
*Makes Big Finish canon, while set on a planet from Classic Who, and confirming how a past Doctor regenerated in 7 minutes*
*also points out that Eight point blank refused to join the war and instead chose to help the universe like a Doctor should and had to become a new man to feel like he could join and even then only when he had no other option*
Kerbal Space Program team, please include something like this into your game. And please also add in some sort of multiplayer capability on top of that.
That would make me and possibly many others buy your game faster than the speed of light. For now, though, the demo is super fun and I hope I can land myself a copy of Kerbal Space Program!
Some things never change: CL being a troll behind her Youngbae Oppa when he’s talking