"I loved it. I love it, I’m in it! I’m the villain as far as I can see! [Laughs] Absolutely adorable. It was actually my idea to do that, I had bumped into Peter at a party and he said, ‘I’m going to do this little fan video about us all trying to get into the 50th. Do you mind and would you be in it?’ And I said I’ll give you a budget and a camera crew and some time and why don’t you make it for real? Make it for us? It solved a problem for me. I wanted all The Doctor’s properly involved, if they were willing, as best they could.
It maximises what you can do with Sylvester [McCoy] and Colin [Baker] and Peter because they’re not the same people were, all those years ago. You get to see Colin Baker playing Colin Baker which is much more fun that seeing him trying to do a performance that no longer suits him, frankly. And the same with Peter and the absolutely charming Sylvester McCoy, who is an absolute hero. It was brilliant, I love The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, it was gorgeous.
|—||Steven Moffat on The Five(ish) Doctors (via badwolfrun)|
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A long time ago someone requested a design with Enderbro walking Gordon. Well, here it is! Available as t-shirts, stickers, long sleeves, hoodies, and more.
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So this is every signature of doctors 1-11. Enjoy. :3
he Fifth Doctor was the first one whose actor I already knew from something else. I remember my dad rewinding the tape and making us rewatch the regeneration scene until it clicked and we both screamed “IT’S TRISTAN!” And that is my random fun fact about the Fifth Doctor.
The Fifth Doctor was the first really young Doctor, and was intended to be a kinder, gentler Doctor. He’s certainly the most empathetic of the Doctors, emotional and earnest. Not unrelatedly, he is both physically and emotionally extremely vulnerable. Seriously the number of times he gets locked in cages in his run boggles the mind. He gets shot and slapped and poisoned and mind controlled and executed and made president. He watches the deaths of two companions and his sonic screwdriver. All the worst things happen to the Fifth Doctor. And when the time comes for him to regenerate, he spends literally the whole episode dying horribly first. We’re used to seeing the Doctor more or less on top of things, but Five has the universe stacked against him and manages to pull through anyway.
He’s also, incongruously, kind of the Straight Man of the Doctors. Sure, he’s got the celery and the cricket gear and all, but those are both Serious Business in their own ways. He teases at times, but is rarely if ever actually silly. His sense of humor is surprisingly dark, and his sarcasm is absolutely withering. He is more likely than anyone to say “I don’t know” - but once he does know he goes straight for the moral high ground. The Fifth Doctor is constantly engaging in impassioned philosophical arguments, debating the validity of emotions with the Cybermen or morality with Davros, or even patiently explaining to the people executing him that this is almost certainly a gross miscarriage of justice. (This happens more than once. I did say the Fifth Doctor gets executed an awful lot). He is quietly defiant, giving Patrick Stewart Speeches to whoever will listen and standing up for what’s right, even from a position of absolutely no power or advantage.
At the same time, he’s also extremely dark. The Fifth Doctor may have the highest persona death toll in the series. He’s certainly the only Doctor to murder his own companion. That’s the fundamental conflict of his character - absolutely devoted to peace and yet continually driven to the most horrific violence. And it breaks him a little bit more each time. There’s a raw desperation to the Fifth Doctor, which can lead to an unstoppable determination - but never without a cost. He doesn’t kill everyone and walk away with a bounce and a smile. When he kills everyone he’s emotionally devastated afterwards. Death is ubiquitous, but never cheap. It’s just another way to hurt the Fifth Doctor, which is really what his era is all about.
Also, he looks fantastic in suspenders and shirt-sleeves. I mean, all Doctors look better in their shirt sleeves, but boy howdy does Five rock those suspenders.