Monday, 30 June 2014

Great Doctor Who Quotes #9

The Doctor: "If someone who knew the future, pointed out a child to you and told you that that child would grow up totally evil, to be a ruthless dictator who would destroy millions of lives... could you then kill that child?"
Sarah Jane: "We're talking about the Daleks. The most evil creatures ever invented. You must destroy them. You must complete your mission for the Time Lords!"
The Doctor : "Do I have the right? Simply touch one wire against the other and that's it. The Daleks cease to exist. Hundreds of millions of people, thousands of generations can live without fear... in peace, and never even know the word 'Dalek'."
Sarah Jane: "Then why wait? If it was a disease or some sort of bacteria you were destroying, you wouldn't hesitate."
The Doctor : "But if I...wipe out a whole intelligent life form, then I become like them. I'd be no better than the Daleks."

Genesis of the Daleks, Part 6 
(April 12th 1975)
Written by Terry Nation

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Great Doctor Who Quotes #8

"My dear Steven, history sometimes gives us a terrible shock, and that is because we don’t quite fully understand. Why should we? After all, we’re too small to realize its final pattern. Therefore don’t try and judge it from where you stand. I was right to do as I did. Yes, that I firmly believe.
Steven… Even after all this time, he cannot understand. I dare not change the course of history. Well, at least I taught him to take some precautions; he did remember to look at the scanner before he opened the doors. And now, they’re all gone. All gone. None of them could understand. Not even my little Susan. Or Vicki. And as for Barbara and…Chesterton - they were all too impatient to get back to their own time. And now, Steven. Perhaps I should go home. Back to my own planet. But I can’t… I can’t…"

- The Doctor, The Massacre, Episode 4: Bell of Doom
(February 26 1966)
Written by Donald Tosh & John Lucarotti

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Doctor Who Tops SFX Poll

The farewell between the Doctor and Rose Tyler at Bad Wolf Bay has been named the greatest sci-fi/fantasy scene of all time. The scene, from the climax of Doomsday (first shown in July 2006), was voted top of SFX magazine's poll by over 96,000 readers to mark their 250th issue.
David Tennant told SFX that "Russell [T Davies] had weaved some glorious magic for two seasons and it all came together so perfectly in this scene that people still talk to me about it.. they always will. Murray Gold created some heart stopping music that accentuates the misery and Billie Piper is just breathtakingly good. Whatever else I do.. this will be a moment I will be forever proud to look back on."
Doctor Who saw off competition from Hollywood blockbusters (Alien, Back to the Future, Star Wars), Game of Thrones, and the Harry Potter books.

Great Doctor Who Quotes #7

You know when, sometimes you meet someone so beautiful, and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later, they’re as dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, and you meet them and you think, ‘Not bad; they’re okay.’ And then you get to know them, and their face sort of becomes them, like their personality is written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful. Rory’s the most beautiful man I’ve ever met.

- Amy Pond, The Girl Who Waited
(September 10 2011)
Written by Tom MacRae

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Great Doctor Who Quotes #6

"Do you know, like we were saying, about the Earth revolving? It's like when you were a kid, the first time they tell you that the world's turning and you just can't quite believe it because it looks like it's standing still. I can feel it. The turn of the Earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at a thousand miles an hour, the entire planet is hurtling around the sun at sixty seven thousand miles an hour, and I can feel it. We're travelling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world, and if we let go... that's who I am. Now forget me, Rose Tyler. Go home."

- The Doctor, Rose (March 26 2005)
Written by Russell T Davies