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http://www.tvsquad.com/2008/10/08/patrick-stewart-to-portray-a-time-lord/
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I'm shielding my eyes from anything past the second paragraph (I like to play with fire, apparently; reading even that far could have been chancey), but um...really? There's another renegade Time Lord running around out there? Why does the Doctor even bother being emo about being the last of his kind, when they keep popping out of the woodwork?

I'm hoping this a completely random rumor, because if not, at this point I'm starting to think the Doctor's going to find out that the Time War was actually all in his head as the result of a psychotic break, and they're all safe and sound somewhere he just doesn't know about. I mean, clearly the Daleks were nowhere near annihilated...

I say all this ostensibly knowing nothing about season 4, and thanking you not to reference anything detailed. /obligatory reminder. (SOMEDAY. SOMEDAY I WILL SEE IT, POSSIBLY EVEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS!) Hopefully I'm not showing my ignorance too badly here.

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stunt_muppet
Oct. 8th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. I've seen this rumor bouncing around the Who fandom for a bit, and quite frankly, I don't think I believe it. On the one hand, if they were going to bring back a Time Lord, there are plenty of other more significant renegades they could call up from the old series. On the other, if Patrick Stewart wanted to play a renegade Time Lord who's already appeared, and he wasn't going to play the Master, the Meddling Monk is sort of his only option (unless they resurrect one of the technically-dead ones). Plus, when we last saw the Monk (back in the First Doctor's stories) he was hanging around on Earth in the time of King Harold and didn't seem in any hurry to get back to Gallifrey (naturally, since it hadn't been thought up in the series yet). It's possible he might have missed, sat out, or fled from the war.

I kind of want it to be true, because Patrick Stewart hurrah, but...hmm.

Also, I'm sort of convinced that there are two reasons that the Time War is there at all: 1)By the time of the Sixth Doctor (last time we saw the Time Lords), Gallifrey was getting kind of lame, and 2) you have to connect with the kids these days, and kids these days want their protagonists drowning in angst all the damn time! Or something. XD
rainbowstevie
Oct. 9th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
Oh good! I feel better now. I was kind of leaning heavily on the side of 'rumor,' but I never miss a chance to snark about the future of Doctor Who, which rarely sounds appealing.

Not that I would be opposed to Patrick Stewart showing up at any point, either. In fact, I might almost accept him as Eleven, that's how much I like him.

2) you have to connect with the kids these days, and kids these days want their protagonists drowning in angst
WELL, OBVIOUSLY. WHAT FUN WOULD THE DOCTOR BE IF HE WAS HAPPY ALL THE TIME? God, who'd want to watch that?
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