I really LOVE Alex Kingston. Also River Song. I'd jump Matt Smith in a nanosecond (or let him jump me).
My OTP is River/Eleven ALWAYS.
Doctor Who. Mattex. Buffy. Anything that tickles my fancy. Frequently NSFW.
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There were 2.47 billion children on Gallifrey that day in The Time War and the thing is, despite all the corruption among the ruling Timelords, not all who were on Gallifrey were Timelords and not all were corrupt.
This is why the children matter and why he counted them apart from every other person on Gallifrey.
The children were the truly innocent ones. They could have gone on to be and do anything. Even if he couldn’t save the corrupt Timelords, the children didn’t have to be like their parents. They could have changed Gallifrey and rid it of the corruption.
And so he spent all those years thinking he murdered 2.47 billion children on his own planet because the generations before theirs had fallen into so much corruption that he had no other choice.
So, of course, when he sees a child crying, he stops and helps them because even though he can’t make up for all those he killed, if he can help one child, he will.
When he thought he destroyed Gallifrey, maybe he thought he could learn to live with it and sometimes it seemed like he could, but if 400 years of living with it showed him anything, it’s just how much he needs to find another way.
Those years weren’t lost. They weren’t erased. He still lived every moment thinking he killed them and he will never forget that. Because of it, he now knows more than anyone why he can’t destroy his entire planet despite their corruption - why he can’t keep on the path of the man who forgets.
Gallifrey isn’t really saved yet and we don’t know how he can do it, but now he has a chance. He has a chance to let those children grow up and change their world.
Brace yourselves, Whovians: Long-running cult obsession Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Aug. 23 with a new star, Peter Capaldi, and a new attitude. Compared with Matt Smith’s previous Doctor, Capaldi’s lead character is “a lot fiercer,” says Jenna Coleman, who plays his traveling companion, Clara Oswald. “This man is a total adrenaline junkie.”If you don’t count John Hurt’s one-and-done performance in last year’s 50th-anniversary special, Capaldi is the 12th actor to play the show’s Doctor, a two-hearted alien who travels through space—and time—in his ship, the TARDIS, and periodically regenerates his outward form. The announcement that Capaldi would replace Smith was simulcast last August on Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor. For the most part the casting was received warmly by fans thanks to Capaldi’s Who-tastic résumé, including an appearance in a 2008 episode of the show and in the 2009 spin-off miniseries, Torchwood: Children of Earth. As one EW.com commenter wrote at the time, “If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you already know him.”The Scottish actor—whose other credits include World War Z and The Fifth Estate—then made the briefest of cameos in the anniversary show before debuting properly at the end of the 2013 special Christmas episode. His first official ep—the feature-length season premiere titled “Deep Breath”—is set in Victorian England and promises the return of the so-called Paternoster Gang, a trio of detectives made up of the dome-headed alien Strax (Dan Starkey), the lizardlike Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), and her human wife, Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart).
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