River isn’t looking at the Silent.
River can’t remember the Silent.
So how does River know there’s even something back there?
Rory looks scared.
River shot a monster because her father was scared.
FEELS. ALL THE FEELS.
Puncher: The Last Centurion
Punchee: The Doctor
Memorable Lines: “Welcome back Rory Williams!”
Why it’s Awesome: Rory Williams has just had the absolute worst day of his life. His fiance doesn’t remember who he is, he’s just learned that he’s not only dead but in fact erased from time, which is as nothing compared to learning that he’s also a killer robot made of solid plastic (rather than either a mild-mannered nurse from Leadworth OR a badass Centurion from Ancient Rome), which he in turn discovered by accidentally/on purpose murdering the girl of his dreams, and to top it all off the universe just imploded. But none of that is what makes this particular punch so awesome. Firstly, that’s the Doctor getting punched in the face there. Some of us have been waiting nearly fifty years to see the Doctor get punched in the face, so it’s about freakin time. Secondly, the Doctor’s been generally abusive to Rory all season (well, up until he died, because after that he felt bad about the whole thing), so he really really has it coming. And thirdly, because the Doctor knows this and does it on purpose. He deliberately provokes Rory into punching him in the face, in order to ensure that he’s still one of the good guys. The Doctor gets himself punched in the face, because he’s manipulative and is not above manipulating even himself. It’s like “Good for you! I totally deserved that!” And he really did deserve it, you have to admit - and Rory is still man enough to turn him around and punch him in the face, because even if you’re a twice dead killer robot at the end of the universe, you don’t hit people from behind. Not when you could punch them in the face.
Where to find it?: Doctor Who, “The Big Bang” by Steven Moffat
30 days of doctor who; favorite male companion.
Captain Jack Harkness.
people who have british accents on doctor who
- british people
- the french
- aliens who have never ever been to earth
- literally almost anyone no matter what
people who do not have british accents on doctor who
People who have British accents on Doctor Who
- People whose speech is being translated for the minds of the assumed British audience by the TARDIS translation circuit.
- People with British accents.
People who do not have British accents on Doctor Who
- People whose speech does not need to be translated by the TARDIS translation circuit who don’t have British accents.
ok wait but does this mean that if a companion is American they’ll hear everyone who isn’t speaking English speaking with American accents?
Did Peri hear Six speaking with a really broad Boston accent?
Does the Doctor even know what he sounds like when he’s speaking English, or does he just speak Gallifreyan all the time and trust the TARDIS to do the translating? Does he hear all his companions speaking Gallifreyan?
In the Big Finish audios, one of the companions (who originates from an alternate timeline where the Nazis won World War II) says she hears the Doctor speaking German with a “stuffy Prussian accent.”
“So… When you say ‘your companion’, how disappointed should I be?”
“OK. We’re standing in mid-air on a space-ship during a German air-raid. Do you really think now’s a good time to be coming on to me?”
It’s the oldest story in the universe.