How strange it seems to write you. Like a child writing to Santa. You’re fictional, after all. Nonexistent, made up, invented, pure pretend – and yet, you have impacted my life more heavily than anyone living ever has changed me, Doctor. You’ve taught me to cherish each day, to stand up for what’s right, to never solve problems with anger or weapons, to banish hatred, covet knowledge, laugh, love, smile, and live. That’s it! You’ve taught me to live! For so, so long I’d been trapped in self doubt and self-pity and self loathing. You opened me up. You made me see the world beyond myself. You made me see that even in a gray world there is no lack of life – there are thousands – millions – of shades, hues, and textures all blending into a beautiful mosaic just yearning to be explored!Continue reading →
This is the 52th Anniversary of Doctor Who thus I decided to present you the three posters of Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors in one image. Enjoy it!
“He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing — the fury of the Time Lord. And then we discovered why — why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he had run away from us and hidden: he was being kind.” (Son of Mine about Tenth Doctor)
“Come on! Look at me! No plan, no back-up, no weapons worth a damn! Oh, and something else, I don’t have anything to lose! So, if you’re sitting up there in your silly little spaceship with all your silly little guns, and you’ve got any plans on taking the Pandorica tonight, just remember who’s standing in your way! Remember every black day I ever stopped you, and then, and then, do the smart thing: Let somebody else try first.” (Eleventh Doctor)
“I fought in a bigger war than you will ever know! I did worse things than you could ever imagine! And when I close my eyes… I hear more screams than anyone could ever be able to count! And do you know what you do with all that pain? Shall I tell you where you put it? You hold it tight… till it burns your hand, and you say this: No one else will ever have to live like this! No one else will have to feel this pain! Not on my watch!” (Twelfth Doctor)
Doctor Who Series 9 premieres in an hour… so I created another version of the Eleventh Doctor because I was in the mood. This one fits the Twelfth Doctor design I posted earlier – here are they together.
Doctor Who Series 9 arrives today and I thought it is time to look back at the Eleventh Doctor’s farewell. This is one of my favorite portraits.
It was a cold and beautiful January night when I created the first version of this poster. I was in such a flow I did many posters that night. A few days after watching his regeneration, I said farewell to my Doctor, the first Doctor this face saw, in my way. Although I was somewhat disappointed with his latest adventures, Series 5, my first Doctor Who series is still my favorite. (The best Doctor theme also belongs to him.) It is a door to beautiful, endless possibilities – like a TARDIS. Great scripts, great acting and good effects – the best drama series for a sci-fi fan.
In Series 7 Part 2 the Doctor seemed a bit tired, at least for me. When it came to his farewell, I felt it is time: Matt Smith did a wonderful job, created the best Doctor in my opinion and now he has to pass on his role. As Steven Moffat wrote for him in his rushed final episode, The Time of the Doctor:
“We all change. When you think about it, we’re all different people all through our lives, and that’s okay, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this. Not one day. I swear. I will always remember when the Doctor was me.”
Only three weeks left to the premiere of Doctor Who Season 9. For this occasion I publish a composition I made before the introduction of the War Doctor in The Name of the Doctor and the new direction of the series.
The accompanying music is, of course, This is Gallifrey; composed by Murray Gold, arranged and played by Mark Fowler – he does amazing stuff, check his website and YouTube channel!