Wait, hang on…
If Gallifrey didn’t fall…
Then it was never time-locked…
So what happened in The End of Time?
IS THE MASTER STILL ALIVE I CAN’T BREATHE ALL OF A SUDDEN
WHAT IF THE MASTER’S STILL ALIIIIIIVEEEE
THAT WAS MY FIRST THOUGHT
I’VE FALLEN AND I CAN’T GET UP
HEADCANON: THE MASTER HAS TAKEN OVER GALLIFREY
DON’T YOU DARE IMPLY THAT NINE TOOK ROSE WITH HIM BECAUSE HE “REMEMBERED HER”, NO HE TOOK HER WITH HIM CAUSE HE THOUGHT SHE WAS SPECIAL AND CLEVER AND HE WAS IN PAIN AND SHE MADE HIM BETTER.
Because God forbid a young woman might be ordinary and important. Rose didn’t even have to be in the episode for Moffat to cock up her character. How shocking.
NINE ASKED ROSE TO TRAVEL WITH HIM BECAUSE HE SAW HOW BRILLIANT AND BRAVE AND SPECIAL SHE WAS AND SHE SAVED HIS LIFE AND NOT BECAUSE OF MOFFAT’S WHACK-A-DOODLE TIMEY-WIMEY BULLSHIT
I actually thought with all the hubbub about ‘the children’ being counted etc. that the Doctors would just save the children. That the Gallifreyan race would survive through the orphans of the Time War and that would be the War Doctor’s great victory. Re-writing time just enough to safeguard the future of his race.
I know there probably wasn’t enough time to save them all but I would have preferred that scenario over the entirety of Gallifrey being rescued just in the nick of time.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying I preferred the whole of the Doctor’s race dead. I just wish Moffat hadn’t erased this war’s toll. But no. He had to have his Doctor swoop in to ‘save the day’ and fix everything. I’m sorry. But that’s not good storytelling! Wars always have casualties and erasing the price of this one (not only the Doctor’s personal price but that of his species) as though it never happened is far too neat and unrealistic for me to stomach.
The Time War was supposed to be Gallifrey’s extinction event. The natural order of things. 'Everything has its time and everything ends.' It was a fixed point in time for God’s sake!
Enough of this ‘time can be re-written!’ crap. Seriously!
I think almost everybody can agree that while some of us are still torn on the idea of the war Doctor, John Hurt gave an amazing performance. Seriously, give a metaphorical round of applause to him because his performance was just wonderful.
Someone needs to make a gifset paralleling the War Doctor and Dalek Caan in Journey’s End. BECAUSE THAT’S HOW THIS DAMN STORY SHOULD HAVE ENDED. With the War Doctor standing by the horrific decision he had to make for the good of the universe.
'NO MORE' indeed.
Seriously. HOW DO YOU NOT REFERENCE THAT PARALLEL? HOW DO YOU GIVE UP THE WEIGHT THAT PARALLEL WOULD BRING TO THE WAR DOCTOR’S ARC? I JUST. *head desk*
Mock all you want ‘Moment!Rose’ that shit would have been powerful.
ROSE BEING BY DOCTOR’S SIDE WHEN HE DESTROYS GALLIFREY