RTD subverted the idea of the Doctor as God, not supported it.
The imagery of the Doctor as an all powerful deity is constantly juxtaposed with him being unable to prevent death despite his most desperate efforts. Astrid’s resurrection is impossible and the notion of choosing who should die deemed monstrous, and the Master rejects the Doctor’s salvation to spite him. When he does eventually snap and and become the Time Lord Victorious, he is undermined by the actions of the very woman he saved.
If you ever see a little blue box flying up there in the sky, you shout for me, Gramps.
IM PISSING THIS IS HOW RON GRAINER ORIGINALLY INTENDED THE DOCTOR WHO THEME TO BE LIKE HOLY FUCK
And this is why Delia Derbyshire needs to be given much more credit than she is for actually arranging the theme.
For the curious, this is from the album “The Exciting Television Music of Ron Grainer” according to the YT description.
Regenerate. Just regenerate. Please. Please! Just regenerate. Come on.
Doctor Who: The Story of Martha
Doctor Who Fest: day 8
↳ favourite doctor who song/theme: this is gallifrey: our childhood, our home
The other night my school hosted a superhero-themed burlesque charity drag show and I am so glad that this happened.