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The Eighth Doctor met four hundred and thirty-seven versions of Clara Oswald. He didn’t remember any of them.
quick and friendly reminder that if anyone tells you you can’t wear something just because they personally don’t find it aesthetically pleasing you should wear their skin instead (✿◠‿◠)
This is the Eighth Doctor. He is frequently ignored by most of the Whovians for being the Doctor in the lame 1996 movie (which really isn’t as lame as people say). He is also ignored because that movie is his only televised appearance in the Whoniverse (which is a crime).
Paul McGann, who plays Eight, however, has been playing the character for fifteen years, longer than any other Nu-Who Doctor, and appearing in more episodes than any other Nu-Who Doctor.
I strongly recommend everyone check out Eight’s audio dramas at Big Finish Productions. His characterization, alongside that of his unique companions (a chameleon alien from an alternate universe? When was the last time you saw the Doctor travel with one of those?), is fantastic and well-paced. Most of his stories are much more exciting than Nu-Who. Eight is also featured in a series entitled “Eight Doctor Adventures,” which is a book series, published during the wilderness years of Doctor Who, after it was on hiatus in 1989, as well as a series of audio dramas, which are brilliant (if you didn’t feel anything at the end of To The Death (the last of the EDA audios), then you may have no soul).
I’m probably not selling Eight or giving him justice through this. Eight is a fantastic Doctor that should be respected and recognized by the Whoniverse. Eight has become my favorite Doctor (Eleven used to be, until the Ponds left).
The Name of the Doctor has rubbed Eight fans the wrong way, but for good reason. Because Name of the Doctor seems to be an attempt to “erase” Paul McGann from the role, now is the perfect time for Eight to be recognized.
Give Eight a chance.
its also a bonus that hes really attractive
“THE DOCTOR CAN’T BE OLD DUDE #doctorwho”
“HE’S TOO OLD TO BE THE DOCTOR HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CRUSH ON HIM”
“john hurt cannot become the doctor I will not alow it he is 73 years old and ugly like no matt smith to stay forever please”
“No, John Hurt can’t be the doctor that just isn’t allowed, he is old and NOT hot..”
“if john hurt actually becomes the doctor i will stop watching it because he is 73 years old and ugly and serious like”
“John hurt you’re too old to play the doctor ugh”
The first Three Doctors. Yeah.
That’s why I hate fangirls.
Friendly reminder that no matter what happens with Hurt!Doctor in the 50th, the Eighth Doctor already got a chance to blow up Gallifrey and the Time Lords in an incident before the Time War.
Book Eight discovered his own grave before it was cool
Book Eight kissed a boy companion before it was cool
Book Eight got married before it was cool
Book Eight had a woman of color as a companion before it was cool
Can we make this a meme?
Book Eight had a humanised TARDIS before it was cool.
Book Eight had an impossible companion before it was cool.