History TearJerker / DoctorWho

21st Jul '17 10:45:19 AM narm00
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** The BBC America and Syfy Latin America trailers revealing that in this story Bill is faced with [[spoiler: conversion into a Mondasian Cyberman, possibly the worst companion fate '''ever''']], instantly broke hearts across the Internet. And ''then'' with that knowledge, certain promo photos suggest that the Doctor [[spoiler: loses his race against time to save her from that fate and is heartbroken to realize it]]. And it all turned out to be true and worse. Fittingly, the final shot of the episode is of [[spoiler: a single real tear leaching from Cyber-Bill's eye]], and the final line borders on [[KickTheDog Kick The Doctor]].
-->'''Cyber!Bill:''' [[AC:I. Waited. For. You.]]

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** The BBC America and Syfy Latin America trailers revealing that in this story Bill is faced with [[spoiler: conversion into a Mondasian Cyberman, possibly the worst companion fate '''ever''']], instantly broke hearts across the Internet. And ''then'' with that knowledge, certain promo photos suggest suggested that the Doctor [[spoiler: loses his race against time to save her from that fate and is heartbroken to realize it]]. And it all turned out to be true and worse. Fittingly, the final shot of the episode is of [[spoiler: a single real tear leaching from Cyber-Bill's eye]], and the final line borders on [[KickTheDog Kick The Doctor]].
-->'''Cyber!Bill:''' -->[[spoiler:'''Cyber!Bill:''' [[AC:I. Waited. For. You.]]]]]]



* The announcement of Creator/JodieWhittaker as the 13th Doctor has created quite the BrokenBase, with more than a handful of people decrying her casting as pandering and political correctness. It's no secret that casting a new Doctor is always controversial, but for a fanbase that supposedly prides itself on it's openness and acceptance, it's heartbreaking to see that there are still a large number of people who won't even give her a chance, solely because of her gender. Only slightly mitigated by the Heartwarming response from the remainder of the fans, and former Doctors.

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* The announcement of Creator/JodieWhittaker as the 13th Doctor has created quite the BrokenBase, with more than a handful of people decrying her casting as pandering and political correctness. It's no secret that casting a new Doctor is always controversial, but for a fanbase that supposedly prides itself on it's its openness and acceptance, it's heartbreaking to see that there are still a large number of people who won't even give her a chance, solely because of her gender. Only slightly mitigated by the Heartwarming response from the remainder of the fans, and former Doctors.
21st Jul '17 7:21:03 AM ClintEastwood
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-->'''Clara:''' Listen. This is just a dream. But very clever people can hear dreams. So please just listen. I know youíre afraid, but being afraid is all right. [[MeaningfulEcho Because didnít anybody ever tell you, fear is a superpower?]] Fear can make you faster, and cleverer and stronger. And one day, [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor youíre going to come back to this barn]] and on that day you are going to be very afraid indeed. But thatís OK. Because if youíre very wise and very strong, fear doesnít have to make you [[BadassCreed cruel or cowardly]], fear can you make you kind. It doesnít matter if thereís nothing under the bed or in the dark so long as you know itís OK to be afraid of it. So listen. If you listen to nothing else listen to this. Youíre always going to be afraid, even if you learn to hide it. Fear is like a companion. A constant companion always there. But thatís ok, as fear can bring is together. Fear can be bring you home. Iím going to leave you something just so youíll always remember. Fear makes companions of us all.

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-->'''Clara:''' Listen. This is just a dream. But very clever people can hear dreams. So please just listen. I know youíre afraid, but being afraid is all right. [[MeaningfulEcho Because didnít anybody ever tell you, fear is a superpower?]] Fear can make you faster, and cleverer and stronger. And one day, [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor youíre going to come back to this barn]] and on that day you are going to be very afraid indeed. But thatís that’s OK. Because if youíre very wise and very strong, fear doesnít have to make you [[BadassCreed cruel or cowardly]], fear can you make you kind. It doesnít matter if thereís nothing under the bed or in the dark so long as you know itís OK to be afraid of it. So listen. If you listen to nothing else listen to this. Youíre always going to be afraid, even if you learn to hide it. Fear is like a companion. A constant companion always there. But thatís ok, as fear can bring is together. Fear can be bring you home. Iím going to leave you something just so youíll always remember. Fear makes companions of us all.



** Other such deaths have included William Hartnell (1975), Ian Marter (1986), Jacqueline Hill (1993), Jon Pertwee (1996), Michael Craze (1998), and Anthony Ainley (2004).

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** Other such deaths have included William Hartnell (1975), Ian Marter (1986), Jacqueline Hill (1993), Jon Pertwee (1996), Michael Craze (1998), and Anthony Ainley (2004).(2004) and Deborah Watling (2017).



*** Considering that [[JerkAss Grade]] is the only BBC controller who never got knighted... one wonders if Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II didn't decide to do a subtle good deed for Colin. He certainly earned that, at least.

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*** Considering that [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} Grade]] is the only BBC controller who never got knighted... one wonders if Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II didn't decide to do a subtle good deed for Colin. He certainly earned that, at least.



* The story of 80s producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner. He had arrived on Doctor Who as an ambitious young man in his first producer role, with an aim to use the medium of television in a way the series never had before. Nonetheless, he also wanted to move on to his own projects, but found his ideas being routinely rejected. His initial energy faded, and he became a tired shadow of his former self. The show being put on hiatus should have been where he was given new work, but the BBC executives thought Doctor Who didn't deserve a new producer, and that JN-T didn't deserve anything better either (there could well have been some homophobia behind this, as JN-T was openly gay). Eventually, he found the series cancelled from beneath him, and he struggled on overseeing the release of special home videos, but when the potential for this dried up, he was made redundant by the BBC and found himself unable to find work elsewhere. Heartbroken by his treatment, he turned increasingly to drink, and ultimately died of liver failure at the age of 54. The poor guy might have had his flaws, but he didn't come close to deserving that.

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* The story of 80s producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner. He had arrived on Doctor Who ''Doctor Who'' as an ambitious young man in his first producer role, with an aim to use the medium of television in a way the series never had before. Nonetheless, he also wanted to move on to his own projects, but found his ideas being routinely rejected. His initial energy faded, and he became a tired shadow of his former self. The show being put on hiatus should have been where he was given new work, but the BBC executives thought Doctor Who didn't deserve a new producer, and that JN-T didn't deserve anything better either (there could well have been some homophobia behind this, as JN-T was openly gay). Eventually, he found the series cancelled from beneath him, and he struggled on overseeing the release of special home videos, but when the potential for this dried up, he was made redundant by the BBC and found himself unable to find work elsewhere. Heartbroken by his treatment, he turned increasingly to drink, and ultimately died of liver failure at the age of 54. The poor guy might have had his flaws, but he didn't come close to deserving that.



* The announcement of JodieWhittaker as the 13th Doctor has created quite the BrokenBase, with more than a handful of people decrying her casting as pandering and political correctness. It's no secret that casting a new Doctor is always controversial, but for a fanbase that supposedly prides itself on it's openness and acceptance, it's heartbreaking to see that there are still a large number of people who won't even give her a chance, solely because of her gender. Only slightly mitigated by the Heartwarming response from the remainder of the fans, and former Doctors.

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* The announcement of JodieWhittaker Creator/JodieWhittaker as the 13th Doctor has created quite the BrokenBase, with more than a handful of people decrying her casting as pandering and political correctness. It's no secret that casting a new Doctor is always controversial, but for a fanbase that supposedly prides itself on it's openness and acceptance, it's heartbreaking to see that there are still a large number of people who won't even give her a chance, solely because of her gender. Only slightly mitigated by the Heartwarming response from the remainder of the fans, and former Doctors.
17th Jul '17 10:29:26 PM bweb
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* The announcement of JulieWhittaker as the 13th Doctor has created quite the BrokenBase, with more than a handful of people decrying her casting as pandering and political correctness. It's no secret that casting a new Doctor is always controversial, but for a fanbase that supposedly prides itself on it's openness and acceptance, it's heartbreaking to see that there are still a large number of people who won't even give her a chance, solely because of her gender. Only slightly mitigated by the Heartwarming response from the remainder of the fans, and former Doctors.

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* The announcement of JulieWhittaker JodieWhittaker as the 13th Doctor has created quite the BrokenBase, with more than a handful of people decrying her casting as pandering and political correctness. It's no secret that casting a new Doctor is always controversial, but for a fanbase that supposedly prides itself on it's openness and acceptance, it's heartbreaking to see that there are still a large number of people who won't even give her a chance, solely because of her gender. Only slightly mitigated by the Heartwarming response from the remainder of the fans, and former Doctors.
17th Jul '17 10:28:56 PM bweb
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* The announcement of JulieWhittaker as the 13th Doctor has created quite the BrokenBase, with more than a handful of people decrying her casting as pandering and political correctness. It's no secret that casting a new Doctor is always controversial, but for a fanbase that supposedly prides itself on it's openness and acceptance, it's heartbreaking to see that there are still a large number of people who won't even give her a chance, solely because of her gender. Only slightly mitigated by the Heartwarming response from the remainder of the fans, and former Doctors.
17th Jul '17 8:28:52 PM Maddoxsort
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* The death of Creator/JohnHurt on January 27th, 2017. He died of cancer that everyone thought was in remission and it was so sudden that it took every one by surprise.

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* The death of Creator/JohnHurt on January 27th, 2017. He died of cancer that everyone thought was in remission and it was so sudden that it took every one by surprise. Two days after he celebrated his birthday...
17th Jul '17 5:12:36 PM TropesForever
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* "[[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor The Time of the Doctor]]": Right before Eleven regenerates, he takes off his [[BowtiesAreCool signature bowtie]] and lets it drop to the ground. If it was hard to believe it before, it was impossible to deny it anymore. The Eleventh Doctor is no more.

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* "[[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor The Time of the Doctor]]": Right before Eleven regenerates, he takes off his [[BowtiesAreCool signature bowtie]] bowtie and lets it drop to the ground. If it was hard to believe it before, it was impossible to deny it anymore. The Eleventh Doctor is no more.
15th Jul '17 8:31:50 PM The12thDoctor
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-->'''The Doctor:''' Oh, stop being brave. I can't bear brave people!
** That quote is even harsher when one thinks about Clara's death the last season.
14th Jul '17 7:17:42 AM The12thDoctor
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** [[HeroicSuicide After the Doctor blows up all of Floor 507 to defeat the Cybermen,]] [[DyingAlone he is visibly dying, lying amidst a ton of debris and fire.]] That alone is saddening, because despite being a man who abhors violence, tries to maintain peace in many galaxies, saves innocent strangers for the sake of being kind and is rewarded with everlasting victory, he is still someone who leaves death and destruction in their wake, and can still be defeated by someone. This [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet point]] further hammered home by his last sight being a big ball of flame, and even if he still didn't die, the emotion can still remain within you.

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** [[HeroicSuicide After the Doctor blows up all of Floor 507 to defeat the Cybermen,]] [[DyingAlone he is visibly dying, lying amidst a ton of debris and fire.]] That alone is saddening, because despite being a man who abhors violence, tries to maintain peace in many galaxies, saves innocent strangers for the sake of being kind and is rewarded with everlasting victory, he is still someone who leaves death and destruction in their wake, and can still be defeated by someone. This [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet point]] further is urther hammered home by his last sight being a big ball of flame, pictured in this folder, and even if he still didn't die, the emotion can still remain within you.
14th Jul '17 6:53:41 AM The12thDoctor
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** [[HeroicSuicide After the Doctor blows up all of Floor 507 to defeat the Cybermen,]] [[DyingAlone he is visibly dying, lying amidst a ton of debris and fire.]] That alone is saddening, because despite being a man who abhors violence, tries to maintain peace in many galaxies, saves innocent strangers for the sake of being kind and is rewarded with everlasting victory, he is still someone who leaves death and destruction in their wake, and can still be defeated by someone. This [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet point]] further hammered home by his last sight being a big ball of flame, and even if he still didn't die, the emotion can still remain within you.
-->'''The Doctor:''' Pity. No stars. I hoped there'd be stars.
12th Jul '17 1:40:10 AM The12thDoctor
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied "I'm sick of losing people."]]'']]








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