Asked By: David Rogers Date: created: Dec 19 2023

Is Rose Ayling Ellis going to be in Doctor Who

Answered By: Carlos Anderson Date: created: Dec 19 2023

Strictly winner Rose Ayling-Ellis says there is “no truth” in rumours she is about to join Doctor Who as Ncuti Gatwa’s companion. Speaking to Sky News at the Edinburgh TV Festival, the former EastEnders star said: “I think it was a rumour which started on Twitter, and it just got bigger and bigger and now it’s everywhere.” However, if she were to be offered the role it sounds like she’d be up for it, admitting: “It sounds like a great job!” Image: Pic: Ray Burmiston/ BBC If Ayling-Ellis were to become part of the sci-fi drama, she would be the first companion with a disability to appear in the show. The 27-year-old, who recently quit long-running BBC soap EastEnders, made history last year on Strictly Come Dancing, initially as the first deaf participant – and then winner – of the show.

Speaking about her breathtaking silent performance on the show with dance partner Giovanni Pernice, she said she knew it was a “special dance”. However, at the time she says her head was full, as she was “trying so hard to remember the steps and not mess up the routine”. Spreaker This content is provided by Spreaker, which may be using cookies and other technologies.

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Unfortunately we have been unable to verify if you have consented to Spreaker cookies. To view this content you can use the button below to allow Spreaker cookies for this session only. Subscribe to the Backstage podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker Ayling-Ellis, who will give the alternative MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival today, said it was a “big honour” to be speaking to the audience of industry insiders as part of the three-day event.

She is set to speak about the prejudice she has faced as a deaf person working in television and offer up her thoughts on ways to change the collective mindset around representation of the deaf community. Ayling-Ellis has been deaf since birth and grew up in a hearing family, admitting there have been low points, but told Sky News “you have to navigate the world you live in”. Image: Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice wowed with a silent element to one of their performances on Strictly Come Dancing. Pic: Ray Burmiston/ BBC After recently finding some of her old diaries, she said: “I knew it would be a challenge, and difficult, whatever career I went into.

I’d written in my old diary that I’d love to be on TV and work for the BBC, but because I was deaf, I knew it would be hard. But I knew even at 16, I wanted to be on TV.” After finding fame in EastEnders, and then being taken to the nation’s heart after her Strictly win, she says she doesn’t always get recognised on sight – but people spot her another way.

“When I talk loudly – that’s when people realise it’s me!” Read more: Rose Ayling-Ellis on making Strictly history Ayling-Ellis recently unveiled the first Barbie doll with behind-the-ear hearing aids, as part of the new Rose, Barbie and Friends campaign, which includes a number of other diverse dolls. The actress, who has previously said she used to draw hearing aids on her Barbies when she was a child to make them look like her, said it was a “big moment” for her – plus it was “great fun to dress up like Barbie”.

The fourteenth series of Doctor Who will begin filming in November, and is set to air in 2024, with Sex Education star Gatwa taking over the role of the Doctor from Jodie Whittaker, Sky News has approached the BBC for comment. The Edinburgh Television Festival 2022 runs from Wednesday 24 August to Friday 26 August, with Sky News as its official media partner.

On Wednesday, former BBC journalist Emily Maitlis gave the flagship MacTaggart lecture, calling out what she referred to as “Tory cronyism at heart of the BBC “. Stars including Succession’s Brian Cox and Philomena Cunk actor Diane Morgan will also be appearing at the festival.

Will Rose ever return to Doctor Who?

Doctor Who star Billie Piper is set to reprise her fan-favourite role as Rose Tyler for a new adventure. The former companion of The Doctor will appear in three new audio adventures, Big Finish has revealed (via Radio Times ), which will be available in September. BBC Related: Doctor Who boss Russell T Davies confirms “unannounced” guest star The new instalments are titled ‘Sink or Swim’, ‘The Lower Road’, and ‘The Good Samaritan’, and Piper has opened up on how “excited” she is to record the episodes. “It’s exciting to record The Dimension Cannon and play the part again, but it’s even more thrilling when the fans learn about it, listen to it, and then discuss it with me when I meet them at conventions,” she said. Alistair Heap // BBC Related: Sherlock star reveals he wants lead Doctor Who role “You’re gonna love Shirley, you’re gonna love the episodes, or episode, who knows,” she teased during an appearance on The One Show, “All I will say is, whatever questions you have, my answer will be, ‘guess’.” Sacha Dhawan has also teased a possible return to the iconic sci-fi series to settle “unfinished business” as evil villain The Master,

Speaking to Digital Spy, he said: “I felt like I kind of finished my era with Chris Chibnall, but to be honest when I heard that Russell was coming back – I know Russell a little bit socially, but I’ve never worked with him. “And I think he’s fantastic. I think what he’s going to do is going to be amazing.

I keep seeing these announcements. I’m seeing stills of Ncuti on set in Cardiff, and it brings back so many memories. So I don’t know.” Doctor Who returns later in 2023 on BBC One in the UK and Disney+ elsewhere. Meanwhile, in the US, the show airs on BBC America, with series 1-12 available on Max,

Asked By: David Moore Date: created: Oct 09 2023

What happened to Rose on Dr Who

Answered By: David Phillips Date: created: Oct 11 2023

Television – Rose is introduced in the eponymous premiere episode, ” Rose “, of the 2005 series, She is saved from an Auton attack by the mysterious Time Lord the Doctor ( Christopher Eccleston ), and assists him in preventing an invasion of Earth. Subsequently, the Doctor invites Rose to be his travelling companion, taking her to the end of the world and tampering her mobile so she can remain in contact with her mother Jackie ( Camille Coduri ), and boyfriend Mickey Smith ( Noel Clarke ) while time-travelling in ” The End of the World “.

  • In their travels through time and space, Rose learns the importance of not tampering with history, when in ” Father’s Day “, she attempts to save the life of her father Pete Tyler ( Shaun Dingwall ), who had died when she was a baby.
  • Throughout their journeys, she and the Doctor are haunted by two mysterious recurring words: “Bad Wolf”.

Rose, the Doctor, and new companion Captain Jack Harkness ( John Barrowman ) come to understand the meaning of this phrase in ” Bad Wolf “, when they encounter an unstoppable army of Daleks on the space station Satellite 5, which first appeared in ” The Long Game “.

To return to the Doctor after he sends her home to Earth in series finale ” The Parting of the Ways “, Rose tears open the console of the Doctor’s time machine, the TARDIS, and becomes suffused with the power of the time vortex. Returning, she uses her power over the infinity of time and space to spread the words “Bad Wolf” over its entirety, then saving the universe from the Dalek invasion.

Rose resurrects Jack, who died from Dalek fire, and destroys the Dalek fleet before the Doctor drains the energy out of her to save her life from its harmful effects. Rose is horrified as the Doctor appears to die and regenerates into a new man ( David Tennant ), who proceeds to take the TARDIS and a terrified Rose to Earth, abandoning Jack on Satellite 5.

The new Doctor and Rose arrive on Earth on Christmas Day, where he passes out from the strain of regeneration in the midst of a Sycorax invasion in the 2005 Christmas special ” The Christmas Invasion “. Having woken up and saved Earth, the Doctor enjoys Christmas dinner with Rose before they travel to parts unknown.

Over the second series (2006), Rose and the Doctor grow increasingly close to one another. After defeating a werewolf in ” Tooth and Claw “, they are knighted by Queen Victoria ( Pauline Collins ), who banishes them as potential threats to the Empire whilst setting up the Torchwood Institute, which aims to track alien activity on Earth, including the Doctor’s.

Their relationship proves a source of tension once Mickey joins the pair in their travels, at the suggestion of the Doctor’s former companion Sarah Jane Smith ( Elisabeth Sladen ) in ” School Reunion “. Whilst stranded in a parallel universe in ” Rise of the Cybermen “, Rose meets a rich, entrepreneur version of her father Pete who never died.

Mickey decides to stay behind on this world to battle Cybermen as he no longer wants to feel like a spare part at the end of ” The Age of Steel “. Alone with the Doctor again, Rose faces the Beast ( Gabriel Woolf ) in the two-part story ” The Impossible Planet ” and ” The Satan Pit “, who prophesies that Rose will soon die in battle.

  • This day comes when, in ” Army of Ghosts “, the Torchwood Institute’s director Yvonne Hartman ( Tracy-Ann Oberman ) unintentionally allows the Cybermen army and Dalek Cult of Skaro into Rose’s reality, where they begin a war.
  • In the series finale ” Doomsday “, when sealing the Cybermen and Daleks back into the void through which they came, Rose is transported to the parallel universe by Pete, to save her from also being pulled into the void.

Rose becomes trapped in the parallel universe with Jackie and the alternate universe Pete as the walls between universes seal; she is later declared dead in her own universe. Months later, the Doctor is able to transmit Rose a goodbye message. She reveals she now works for that universe’s Torchwood, and confesses her love for him.

Before he can reply, their connection is lost. In spin-off series Torchwood (2006–2011), the audience learns that Rose’s act of resurrecting Jack cursed him with being unable to die. Her absence and the Doctor’s pained estrangement from her proves a point of contention for the Doctor’s series 3 (2007) companion Martha Jones ( Freema Agyeman ); when Martha protects the Doctor, living as a human without his memories, it is still Rose that he dreams of.

When the Doctor is reunited with Donna Noble ( Catherine Tate ) in the show’s fourth series (2008) during ” Partners in Crime “, Rose mysteriously begins to appear in the Doctor’s life—first seen only by Donna, and later in silent video messages which the Doctor is oblivious to.

In ” Turn Left “, when a “Time Beetle” creates an alternate universe in which Donna never meets the Doctor and the Doctor dies, Rose travels from her parallel world to this world, working alongside the organisation UNIT to send Donna back in time, and make Donna’s younger self turn left at a junction and not right.

Rose tells Donna to say two words to the Doctor; “Bad Wolf”. The Doctor concludes this is a sign that the universe, and reality itself is under threat. Later, in the midst of Davros ‘ ( Julian Bleach ) plot to obliterate existence, Rose unites with the Doctor and his companions Donna, Martha, Jack and Sarah Jane to make a stand against him and his army of Daleks.

  1. In the midst of the battle, a part-human Doctor is created and destroys the Daleks.
  2. The Doctor returns Rose to the parallel universe along with Jackie, and his part-human counterpart.
  3. Rose challenges the Doctor to say the words he did not say to her during their previous farewell.
  4. The Doctor does not answer, but his part-human counterpart whispers in her ear and Rose kisses him.

The Doctor retreats, leaving Rose behind with his part-human counterpart. In the closing scenes of ” The End of Time ” (2010), just prior to his regeneration, the Doctor travels to Rose’s housing estate in the first minutes of 2005. He speaks to her from the shadows, asking her what year it is.

She tells him it is 1 January 2005. The Doctor promises her that she will have a really great year. Piper returned for the show’s 50th-anniversary episode ” The Day of the Doctor ” (2013) as the interface of a sentient weapon of mass destruction known as ‘the Moment’. The War Doctor ( John Hurt ) intends to end the raging Time War by using the Moment to destroy both the Daleks and the Time Lords.

Using Rose’s image, chosen for her future significance to the Doctor, the Moment attempts to persuade him to seek an alternative course of action by showing him how the decision will affect his future.

Who is Rosie in Doctor Who?

Rosie Taylor was a companion of the Ninth Doctor. One of Rosie’s favourite bands was the Vengaboys. The Doctor once tried to take Rosie to the planet Xenical, but instead they went to Earth in 2008. (PROSE: Voice from the Vortex!)

Why was Rose written off Doctor Who?

Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) has always been very open about her reasons for not wanting to return to Doctor Who on a full-time basis, but now she’s opening up about why she left the series in the first place, back when both she and the show were at the peak of their popularity.

  • Piper brought Rose to life for two seasons of Doctor Who, playing against two different Doctors (Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant).
  • Speaking on the BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, she said she chose to leave because she “didn’t like the responsibility of being a role model.” When Doctor Who returned to the airwaves in 2005, no one knew if it would be successful.

It ended up being more popular than anyone could have foreseen, and the attention made Piper uncomfortable even though she was used to the spotlight thanks to her time as a pop singer. By that point, she already had an opinion about fame and how she wanted to live her life.

Why did Rose and the Doctor separate?

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Rose Marion Tyler, ( PROSE : Meet Rose ) knighted Dame Rose of the Powell Estate, ( TV : Tooth and Claw ) was a companion of the Ninth and Tenth Doctors, Living in a London council estate, Rose was raised (and emotionally shaped) by her mother, a widow who told Rose stories about her father whom she had no memory of.

  1. While Rose had a relatively happy young life, dating with neighbour Mickey Smith, it took a bad turn when she fell in love with a young musician, and subsequent to moving in with him and dropping out of education, her future prospective plummeted.
  2. After the relationship failed and Rose found herself working in retail, seeming to be destined to have a life of mundanity and further retail work, she met the Ninth Doctor in early 2005,

Instead, the Doctor blew up her workplace and they began travelling together soon afterwards. She helped the Doctor work through some of the pain he had as the sole survivor of the Last Great Time War, When she met the Doctor, she was again Mickey’s girlfriend, but that relationship immediately began to decay after she started travelling in the TARDIS,

  1. As Mickey himself noted, she transferred her romantic attention to the Doctor.
  2. A major facet of her travels in the TARDIS was her assuming the identity of the ” Bad Wolf “.
  3. In order to get back to the Doctor, after he sent her and the TARDIS together to protect them from a Dalek attack, she was forced to stare into the heart of the TARDIS, which enfolded her in Time Vortex energy and turned her into a new and seemingly omnipotent being that could rescue the Doctor.

She also caused a temporal paradox by leaving herself a trail of clues throughout history, she was able to recognise, leading her back. But it also nearly killed her. The Ninth Doctor absorbed the Time Vortex energy and transferred it back to the TARDIS — triggering a regeneration.

  1. She thus became one of three companions — along with Peri Brown and Wilfred Mott — to be the proximate cause of a Doctor ‘s regeneration,
  2. The end of her time with the Doctor came after she was pulled into a parallel universe during the Battle of Canary Wharf, where she became trapped, as travel between universes had become mostly impossible after the death of the Time Lords.
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She spent years trying to find a way back to the Doctor. She found one, and returned to her original universe in time to help the Doctor stop the Daleks one last time. In the process, the Meta-Crisis Doctor was created, and after their victory the Doctor took him and Rose back to Pete’s World, explaining that his meta-crisis identity needed her, just as he had, when they first met, and that, being part human, he could also grow old with her.

She remained in her new universe with her mother, brother and that universe’s Pete Tyler, Her closest contact with the Doctor, for a period of her life, arrived when another companion of the Doctor fell into her universe specifically to comfort her. Settling into her new life with the Meta-Crisis Doctor, Rose later became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter,

Years later, she was briefly transported to her original universe and met the Eighth and Eleventh Doctors, after which she returned to her family.

Asked By: Francis Evans Date: created: Jan 14 2023

Was Rose The Doctor’s true love

Answered By: Wyatt Roberts Date: created: Jan 16 2023

Truly, madly, deeply – Doomsday (2006) To some, companion Rose Tyler was the greatest love of the Doctor’s life. He seemed to have a closer bond with her than almost anyone he’d travelled with before, and as time went on it was increasingly clear that she was deeply in love with him.

Asked By: Dennis Carter Date: created: Apr 08 2023

Why couldn t Rose see The Doctor again

Answered By: Roger Collins Date: created: Apr 11 2023

Ten and Rose part Brace yourself. It’s TEN whole years since the broadcast of one the most-loved Doctor Who episodes of all time, Doomsday, In case you’ve forgotten, Doctor Who Series 2 ended on July 8, 2006 with Billie Piper’s leaving David Tennant’s in the most dramatic and emotional of fashions – parted by a parallel universe.

Every, and we mean EVERY, end of 2006 TV round-up featured those iconic scenes with Rose and the Doctor connecting one final time on Bad Wolf Bay. In fact, most TV round-ups of that entire decade would not fail to include it as a highlight. And just a couple of years ago, SFX readers voted it the greatest sci-fi moment of all time.

So here for you, are the thoughts and memories of those involved, those in the worlds of Doctor Who and journalists – all fans. We really hope you enjoy these exclusive comments from some of Doctor Who’s greatest contributors. Russell T. Davies Showrunner, 2005 – 2010 It’s funny to remember that we actually shot those scenes in the middle of the series, not the end.

So instead of being all emotional at the time, I was probably trying to fix some problem with The Idiot’s Lantern or something. My most powerful memory of Billie’s departure is the final scene of The Satan Pit, the last thing she shot, because I was actually in studio that day. But I do love Doomsday ! Murray’s finest score, I think.

And I love the fact that it’s Jackie Tyler’s finest hour too, our forgotten heroine – it’s the shot of her, running across the beach to her daughter, that gets me, every time. Happy days! Graeme Harper Director of Doomsday (and many more eps) In the early part of 2006, producers Russell T Davies and Phil Collinson invited me to direct four episodes of Series 2 of the new series. I was so excited to be considered but little did I know how iconic a moment was coming my way in the making of Doomsday,

I was given the chance to create an exciting series of episodes ending with war between two of Doctor Who’s most dangerous foes – the Daleks and the Cybermen. And to see David Tennant right at the forefront of the head to head, helping humanity save itself from these vicious enemies and try to destroy them forever; what a privilege and a pleasure.

The second iconic moment was the most tenderly written final moment for the Doctor and Rose on the beach when Rose declares her love for him. Then, just as he starts to fade away from this dimension never quite able to get the words “I love you!” out, he disappears completely, leaving a devastated Rose – and breaking all our hearts on her behalf.

I had the chance to watch David Tennant put his stamp completely on Doctor Who in his first series and then to grow over three more series, developing his wonderful version of the Doctor, and how inventive and creative he was with such a free spirit. But in Doomsday you can see the early raw Doctor, vulnerable and sometimes lost but always truthful.

His energy and enthusiasm and truthfulness in the telling of every story he was a part of was boundless, and to watch the bond between the Doctor and Rose grow so strongly is a tribute to how in tune with each other they were as actors. They were always surrounded by a fantastic plethora of wonderful actors, all really pleased to be a part of this epic story which all made the making of Doomsday for me a great moment in my career and an absolute thrill and a great joy to have worked on. Murray Gold Composer, 2005 – present Graeme Harper had been over to my flat and left the episode Doomsday with me and up till the end I remember it being a normal, every day kind of episode. To tell the truth, I can’t remember what the rest of that episode was about, only the end.

  • With David and Billie.
  • It’s no secret that the entire universe loves Billie Piper.
  • She was, and is, a special, magnetic type of person whose performances helped make the revival of Doctor Who the success it was.
  • Without her, the show would have been scored differently.
  • There would have been no Rose’s Theme, and therefore no other companion theme.

What I remember most from the episode, at least from my contribution to it, is the track Doomsday that takes us to the beach scene. At the beginning of Series 1, Melanie Pappenheim had sung a few short pieces I’d written which became the core of the music for the first two series.

I was wracking my brain for something to take us through the montage to the beach. I found this one piece Melanie had sung that I didn’t think I had used. In fact it plays, in a different form, when Rose first sees the TARDIS in Episode 1, I took out my Fender Jazz bass and improvised a new bassline over the top of it.

I liked how it sounded so added some acoustic guitar and a drum machine. I got a friend to play some cello for the middle section which I recorded in my kitchen and boosted all the treble so it sounded really woody, almost like a baritone sax. I think Graeme had been expecting sad strings. Camille Coduri Jackie Tyler Doomsday was one of the most unforgettable pieces of television to be a part of. Such a privilege to watch Rose and the Doctor break the nations hearts in true Russell T Davies style; giving the fans an ending they’ll remember forever. Steven Moffat Showrunner, 2010 – 2017 I didn’t know how Series 2 would end, and I was extremely careful not to find out. First time round, I’d wanted to know everything, but this time I was writing Episode 4 so I could stay spoiler free for all the rest of the run.

So glad I did. It’s a wonderful ride that final two-parter, but dear God, that scene on the beach! The acting is, of course, wonderful, but it’s the writing that shines. The next day, standing in my kitchen, I discovered I could remember almost every word of the dialogue. Every line flowed so beautifully, so poignantly, into the next, I couldn’t stop it all unspooling in my head.

Russell at the top of his game – and it doesn’t get better than that. Dan Starkey Strax, Ian (the Elf), Commander Skorr Series One of the revived Doctor Who had ended with a bang, with an armada of resurgent Daleks and Doctor Nine’s regeneration to boot. I suppose the question for the end of Series Two, was how to top that? Well, an on-screen battle between the Daleks and Cybermen was a pretty effective way to pull out all the stops.

  1. I remember the sheer glee the snippy dialogue in the initial stand-off between the two sets of monsters induced in me: “Daleks have no concept of elegance”, “that much is evident”, “this is not war it is pest control!” and so on.
  2. Doctor Who’s always been about change, and this episode was also very effective in how it handled Rose Tyler’s departure.

We’d already seen how emotional the Doctor had got being reunited with Sarah-Jane Smith in School Reunion a few weeks before, but now here was an exit that left him properly emotionally harrowed. In contrast to some more – shall we say – understated departures in the classic series (“Oh, right, you off Leela? Right, bye then!”), we saw the poor old Doctor left sobbing alone in the TARDIS console room after harnessing the power of a supernova to exchange a few last plangent words with Rose. Brian Minchin Executive Producer (2013 – present) Of all the things people thought Doctor Who could achieve, telling a love story that hit home with such emotional power wasn’t one of them. Oh! The separation felt so cruel. And that trip to Norway so poignant.

Of course there’s a temptation to remember the episode for those final scenes, but this wasn’t a different, softer sort of story. It was all achieved with Doctor Who at its most gloriously and most bonkers sci-fi best. There were Daleks Vs Cyberman in Torchwood Tower, the Cult of Skaro, a Genesis Ark and a Void Ship, parallel worlds, and borrowed energy from a supernova.

The scale! The excitement! It showed that the epic scope of Doctor Who could be a huge emotional ride, and cemented Doctor Who finales as TV events like no other. Sarah Dollard Writer, Face The Raven In 2006 I was living in a share house in Melbourne with my two best friends and we watched Doctor Who every week in religious silence with the lights out. For some reason one of my friends had to go out on the night Doomsday aired and after coming home to find us utterly distraught and tear-stained, she promptly decided she didn’t want to watch the episode, ever.

She chose to live in a universe in which Rose remained happy always, and never had to say goodbye to the Doctor. This deeply offended my sense of narrative continuity and I pestered her about it for years, because I am an excellent friend. My heartache at saying goodbye to Rose Tyler felt necessary and important, and those final scenes were wonderfully cathartic.

How could we have parted from such a brilliant companion in any less tearful circumstances? Andrew Smith Writer, Full Circle 10 years since the broadcast of Doomsday, Blimey, that went quickly. As a fan of the Cybermen, I remember feeling they were despatched a little too easily by the Daleks, but it was still great fun to see these two top Who villains pitted against each other. Jenny T. Colgan Author, In The Blood Some Doctor Who episodes are more for fans, or action enthusiasts, or monster lovers. And some are for everyone. Doomsday ‘s mix of drama, excitement – when Daleks weren’t yet so commonplace as to not be terrifying – humour (throwing Cyberman shade), a sensational supporting cast (“I did my duty. Simon Guerrier Author, The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who Doomsday was shown on my friend Karen’s 40th birthday, and – oh no! – she’d organised a party in a pub that night. But, being wise, Karen organised Doctor Who to be projected on a big screen, like they do with the football.

There was a good crowd of us, cheering and laughing and gasping along to the episode, which made each joke and twist all the more fun. But in the final scenes, after Rose has been parted from the Doctor, the sound kept popping and the picture glitching – and it looked like we, too, would be cut off. Luckily, the connection held to the end and we watched in awe-struck silence as the Doctor didn’t quite tell Rose that he – Gosh, just to think of it again makes the hair stand up on my arms.

And then when Catherine Tate turned up – the sheer, extraordinary gall of that ending! – we erupted in applause. “Cor, that was a bit bloody good, wasn’t it?” I wrote later on my blog (do you remember when we had blogs?). And yes it was. Thrilling, exhilarating, ridiculous, and the perfect way to start a good party.

  • Tom Spilsbury Editor, Doctor Who Magazine
  • Oh, that wall!

After all the excitement of Daleks versus Cybermen – explosions and exterminations – it all came down to that scene with the wall. It’s a clever touch to make it look as though the Doctor and Rose are literally separated by a layer of brick; that they could almost touch each other, despite being separated across the universes.

Of course, in purely fictional terms, the wall is irrelevant. The Doctor and Rose are actually standing in the SAME room, in exactly the SAME place, on the SAME side of the wall. We’re made to think that the wall is important, but that’s just a TV trick. But it’s a trick that WORKS. We get it. The Doctor and Rose can never see each other again; both of them stuck in a different reality, a different parallel universe, with no way to cross between the two.

It must be said, that’s a rather highbrow sci-fi concept to try to get across to the Saturday night BBC One audience, especially in a show where the TARDIS can normally take you anywhere you like but it’s the wall that sells it. That’s not just clever direction; it’s genius writing.

Clever old Russell T Davies! Darren Scott Editor, GT I remember this being not only a golden-era of modern day Doctor Who, but a golden-era of not having spoilers! So I had absolutely no idea the Daleks were going to play a part in the finale – which RTD was delighted to hear a journalist tell him after the big reveal.

The final scenes absolutely broke my heart, and still do. We’ve all been Rose. Well, except for being dragged into a parallel universe.

  1. Still, at least we know they have amazing dentists there, as seen in her return for Series Four.
  2. Seb Patrick Contributor, BBC America’s Anglophenia

Doctor Who was never supposed to make me cry. I was above all that kind of thing. I was a cynical twenty-something bloke, I didn’t really care very much about Rose or her relationship with the Doctor. I loved the show, sure – but it wasn’t going to get me emotionally, was it? If I’d managed to handle the Eccleston regeneration, I could surely handle this.

But then, I’d grown up and got into the show long after the last time a proper companion departure scene had been filmed – so perhaps I’d underestimated the effect a new one would have on me. Or perhaps more accurately, I’d underestimated the effect the combination of a Russell T Davies script, that Murray Gold bit of score and David Tennant’s sad, sad face would have on me.

Either way, while I’d like to claim that my most enduring memory of Doomsday was the spectacularly good Dalek-Cyberman “pest control” banter – it’s not. What I’ll always remember is sitting there watching those closing scenes with two other cynical twenty-something blokes, and all three of us staring directly ahead in a futile attempt to hide our weeping faces from each other.

  • This is the story of how I cried.
  • Morgan Jeffrey TV Editor, Digital Spy
  • David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor dared to be more human than any of his nine predecessors – or, indeed, any of his successors, bringing a laddish likability to the part of a centuries-old alien.

This was the Doctor as romantic hero – smart, funny, dashing and hugely endearing. Which only made it all the more devastating to see his heart(s) get broken in Doomsday,

  1. For all this grand finale’s distractions – Daleks, Cybermen, parallel universes and imploding supernovas – its most powerful scene is something simple and typically human; the end of a romance (for it surely is that) as the Doctor bids Rose a tearful farewell on Bad Wolf Bay.
  2. Gut-wrenching stuff – and the end of an era for the revived Doctor Who.
  3. Doomsday is available on Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series on DVD, bluray and digital.

: Ten and Rose part

Why didn t The Doctor stay with Rose?

Why couldn’t the Tenth Doctor travel through time with Rose happily? From : ROSE: But Sarah Jane. you were that close to her once, and now. you never even mention her. Why not? THE DOCTOR: I don’t age. I regenerate. But humans decay. You wither and you die.

Imagine watching that happen to someone who you. He stops when he realizes what he was about to say. ROSE: What, Doctor? The Doctor stares at her intensely, as if willing her to understand. THE DOCTOR: You can spend the rest of your life with me. Rose looks up at him, eyes shining with unshed tears. THE DOCTOR (CONT’D): But I can’t spend the rest of mine with you.

I have to live on. Alone. That’s the curse of the Time Lords. The Doctor knows that he’ll likely far outlive Rose, and he can’t bare to experience that. In Journey’s End, he “gives” her his clone specifically because he’ll have the same lifespan as her.

ROSE: Hold on, this is the parallel universe, right? DOCTOR: You’re back home. DONNA: And the walls of the world are closing again, now that the Reality Bomb never happened. It’s dimensional retroclosure. See, I really get that stuff now. ROSE: No, but I spent all that time trying to find you. I’m not going back now.

DOCTOR: But you’ve got to. Because we saved the universe, but at a cost. And the cost is him. He destroyed the Daleks. He committed genocide. He’s too dangerous to be left on his own. NEW DOCTOR: You made me. DOCTOR: Exactly. You were born in battle, full of blood and anger and revenge.

  • Remind you of someone? That’s me, when we first met.
  • And you made me better.
  • Now you can do the same for him.
  • ROSE: But he’s not you.
  • DOCTOR: He needs you.
  • That’s very me.
  • DONNA: But it’s better than that, though.
  • Don’t you see what he’s trying to give you? Tell her. Go on.
  • NEW DOCTOR: I look like him and I think like him.
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Same memories, same thoughts, same everything. Except I’ve only got one heart. ROSE: Which means? NEW DOCTOR: I’m part human. Specifically, the aging part. I’ll grow old and never regenerate. I’ve only got one life, Rose Tyler. I could spend it with you, if you want.

Asked By: Austin Gonzalez Date: created: Apr 22 2023

Is River Song the Doctor’s daughter

Answered By: Elijah Jones Date: created: Apr 22 2023
River Song
Doctor Who character
First appearance ” Silence in the Library ” (2008)
Last appearance ” The Husbands of River Song ” (2015)
Created by Steven Moffat
Portrayed by Adult:

Alex Kingston

Baby to young adult:

  • Harrison and Maddison Mortimer
  • Sydney Wade
  • Maya Glace-Green
  • Nina Toussaint-White
Duration 2008, 2010–2013, 2015
In-universe information
Alias Melody Pond, Mels, Melody Malone
Species Human with Time Lord DNA
  • Tenth Doctor
  • Eleventh Doctor
  • Twelfth Doctor
Spouse The Doctor
  • Rory Williams (father)
  • Amy Pond (mother)

River Song is a fictional character created by Steven Moffat and played by Alex Kingston in the British science-fiction series Doctor Who, River Song was introduced to the series as an experienced future companion of series protagonist the Doctor, an alien Time Lord who travels through time in his TARDIS,

  • Because River Song is a time traveller herself, her adventures with the Doctor occur out of synchronisation; their first meeting (from the audience’s perspective) is with the Tenth Doctor (played by David Tennant ), the Doctor’s first and apparently her last.
  • Ingston plays her in 15 episodes, as River becomes a companion, romantic interest and eventual wife of the Doctor in his eleventh incarnation portrayed by Matt Smith,

From a production perspective, the Twelfth Doctor (played by Peter Capaldi ) is the last incarnation to meet her, spending a 24-year-long night with her, before her first meeting with the Tenth Doctor. From the timeline perspective, the final time River meets with the Doctor, she is a hologram/echo from the library archives; She and the Eleventh Doctor part ways in the episode, ” The Name of the Doctor “.

  • River Song was created by Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat for the show’s fourth series in 2008, under the tenure of then executive producer Russell T Davies,
  • When Moffat took over Davies’ duties as executive producer, he began expanding on the character’s background, depicting adventures earlier in River’s timeline, upgrading Alex Kingston from a guest star to a recurring actor in the series.

Other actresses have subsequently portrayed younger versions of the character. When the character was first introduced, much about her origins remained a mystery. Following the character’s initial appearance, Davies had described her as “one of the most important characters” in the narrative, and “vital” to the Doctor’s life.

  • In series six (2011), Moffat’s episodes unveil more about the character.
  • It is not until the character’s ninth appearance that it is revealed that River was born Melody Pond, the daughter of the eleventh Doctor’s companions Amy Pond ( Karen Gillan ) and Rory Williams ( Arthur Darvill ), alongside whom Kingston had already appeared six previous times in series five and six of the show.

Having been conceived on board the TARDIS as it travelled through the time vortex, Melody was born with genetic traits and abilities similar to those of the Doctor’s own race, the Time Lords.

Is Clara the future child of the Doctor and river?

The Clara mystery: Theories and wild speculation. – Courtesy of BBC America Season 7 of Doctor Who has increasingly coalesced around the mystery of Clara, neatly summed up by the Doctor in the clip below. Now that we’re more than halfway through Season 7, Part 2, with only three episodes left to go before we arrive at the finale—tantalizingly titled ” The Name of the Doctor “—it’s time to put on our speculating hats.

Let’s review where we are in the Season 7 mystery of Clara (otherwise known as the Search for Clara Prime ) and where we might be going. The Mystery The Doctor has encountered the same human being in three very different eras: Oswin Oswald (Future Clara, for our purposes), an entertainment director on a starship in the far future; Clara Oswald (Past Clara), who lives a double life as a barmaid and a governess in London in 1892; and Present Clara, the Doctor’s ongoing companion this season, who seems to be from 2013.

* How can this identical woman exist in (at least) three time zones? As the Doctor says, “She’s not possible!” The Clues

The Claras have some intriguing similarities: Past Clara and Future Clara both like making soufflés (see ” Asylum of the Daleks ” and ” The Snowmen “). Present Clara and Past Clara are both drawn to caring for traumatized or lost children (again, “The Snowmen,” as well as ” The Bells of Saint John ” and ” The Rings of Akhaten “). That said, they have some big differences. Future Clara is a computer genius. Present Clara is bizarrely Internet illiterate for a twentysomething in 2013. Past Clara keeps her double life as a governess and a barmaid a secret from everyone involved in each. She never explains why. The plot of “The Snowmen” doesn’t require her to be a barmaid at all. What’s going on here? It certainly suggests a facility for deviousness that may mean she’s hiding things from the Doctor. The TARDIS has some sort of grudge against Clara (see “Akhaten” and “Hide”). Present Clara contacts the Doctor across time using a phone number given to her by “the woman in the shop.” Who is the woman in the shop? Why does she want Present Clara to meet the Doctor? And why does Present Clara need a nudge to meet the Doctor, when he bumped into the other two by chance? (Unless, as we’ll explore below, it wasn’t by chance.) The Doctor has pretty comprehensively vetted Present Clara as human. He’s spied on her parents’ courtship (in “Akhaten”). He’s run her by a proven psychic (in “Hide”). Why hasn’t he checked out Past and Future Clara in the same way? He does have a time machine. Unless he has, and we just haven’t seen him do it. He hasn’t been traveling with Present Clara continuously; he could check up on her doubles without her knowing. We know that Alex Kingston will be returning in “The Name of the Doctor,” so whatever Clara is almost certainly has something to do with River Song. In the clip, even under the threat of certain death, Clara doesn’t ‘fess up to any secret agenda. So that’s proof that she’s an unwitting participant in whatever’s going on with her. Unless she was really just that sure the Doctor would save them (which, after all, he did)?

The Theories Clara’s an agent working against the Doctor for his enemies. Did the Doctor really meet Past and Future Claras by chance? He only met them because of plots by his old enemies The Great Intelligence and the Daleks. Maybe they’re in league with “the woman in the shop” (maybe Madame Kovarian of the Silence ?) to keep bringing the Doctor into Clara’s orbit so she can enact some plot against him.

In favor: Moffat used the-companion-as-trap in Season 5, and he does like reusing plot points with interesting variations. Against: “The woman in the shop” is almost certainly River, who is unlikely to be in an alliance with the Doctor’s foes. (Unless the Silence have retaken control of her? Dammit!) Clara is a future regeneration of River Song who’s had her memory erased.

River is, after all, a Time Lord. We’ve seen her regenerate before. In favor: Doctor Who has a proven record of trading in its Time Lords for younger models (see The Master in “Utopia” and, oh, every regeneration of the Doctor). And after four seasons as a frequently recurring character on Doctor Who, Kingston may be ready to move on.

  1. Against: River works in her current incarnation because she’s a sporadic recurring character.
  2. It would be a huge change for the series for the Doctor to be traveling with a clear, unrepressed, fully requited love interest.
  3. Seems like it would make both kids and old-school fans unhappy if there was suddenly kissing and mushy stuff in every episode.

Clara is the future child of the Doctor and River who’s had her memory erased. The two Time Lords must be up to something on their nights away from River’s prison cell. In favor: See above for Moffat’s fondness for reusing plot points with slight differences.

  • This would strongly echo the Season 6 revelation that River is Amy and Rory’s child.
  • And that would make Clara a Time Lord, which would explain her numerous incarnations, apparent centuries of longevity, and ability to repeatedly return from the dead.
  • Against: Except that isn’t how Time Lords work.
  • They don’t keep regenerating into the same body, and they look different every time.

Clara is a future incarnation of the Doctor who has—you got it—had her memory erased. In favor: The often impish Moffat would love springing a surprise like this. It would also explain the frequent rumors that Smith is leaving the show and be a great way of keeping his departure a secret.

  1. Jenna Louise-Coleman is quick-witted enough to play the Doctor.
  2. Heck, Future Clara almost is the Doctor.
  3. And maybe the TARDIS’s problem with Clara is it doesn’t like having two Doctors on board at once? Crossing time paths or whatever? So maybe this season is going to end with a surprise regeneration.

Against: Except we know from several BBC-released photos of the filming of this fall’s 50 th anniversary special that Smith is very much involved in that episode. It’s all about the leaf. A friend offers this theory based on Clara’s action at the conclusion of “The Rings of Akhaten”: “Remember when she fed ‘the most important leaf in history’ to Grandfather and the infinite possibilities it contained destroyed him and he exploded? I wondered if there might be something about that that created an explosion of infinite unlived Clara/Oswin lifetimes out into the universe.” In favor: This theory is awesome.

  1. Against: If this season resolves on a plot point derived from one of the most disliked recent episodes of Doctor Who, fans will be howling in the streets.
  2. Though that might be fun to see.
  3. Clara is a Jagaroth, an alien from the 1979 classic series story “City of Death.” A Jagaroth can, under the right circumstances, can be splintered into identical bodies across several eras of time.

Plus they can disguise themselves very convincingly as humans. Against: There’s basically no way Moffat builds the season finale around a one-off monster from 1979. That’s crazy. In favor: Except the Jagaroth isn’t just any one-off monster. It’s the villain from a Douglas Adams–penned story that netted the show its largest audience ever,

All intriguing theories but none that are completely convincing. What are your theories? Let me know, and when Clara rips her face off in the finale to reveal one eye and a head full of seaweed skin well, you heard it here first. Correction, Dec.4, 2014: This post originally misidentified Clara’s past incarnation’s double life.

She was a barmaid and a governess, not a nanny and a governess. ( Return,)

Science Fiction TV Doctor Who, Season 7, Part 2

Did Rose and the Doctor ever kiss?

More like this – 16. The Tenth Doctor and Donna (The Unicorn and the Wasp, 2008) There was famously no funny business between the Doctor and Chiswick’s fastest shorthand typist but, when the Doctor is poisoned with sparkling cyanide, even Agatha Christie can’t write him out of trouble.

The Doctor says he needs a shock to the system, so Donna duly obliges – by sucking his face at some length. It’s enough to successfully stimulate his inhibited enzymes into reversal. And no, we’ve never heard it called that before, either.15. The Eleventh Doctor and River Song (The Wedding of River Song, 2011) Okay, listen up – this is complicated.

So the Silence created a doppelgänger of Amy and substituted it for the real Amy, keeping the real Amy in captivity until she gave birth to Melody Pond, aka River Song. Then they created a doppelgänger Melody and substituted it for the real Melody, raising her and training her to wear a homicidal exoskeleton disguised as an Apollo 11 astronaut suit.

Then they waited a few decades until the next available fixed point in time, kidnapped River all over again, strapped her back inside the homicidal Apollo 11 astronaut suit and stuck her in the bottom of a lake – that’s right, a lake – until the Doctor arrived, at which point she shot him dead. Job done.

But then River managed to rewrite history by not killing the Doctor, at which point all of time started to unravel. The only way to re-set the universe properly was for the Doctor and River – “the ground zero of an explosion that will engulf all reality” – to touch.

So they got married on top of a pyramid, with Rory as the vicar, and when the Doctor kissed the bride, time went back to normal and everything was okay, except the Doctor was dead, except he wasn’t really dead, because it turns out he was actually a teeny-tiny miniaturised Doctor hiding inside a robot replica of himself.

True story.14. The Eleventh Doctor and the TARDIS (The Doctor’s Wife, 2011) Look, we’ve all heard of men getting attached to their wheels, but this is ridiculous. Having assumed the human form of Suranne Jones, the Tardis – the only lifelong partner the Doctor has ever known – grabs him for a big snog, then bites him on the ear.

  1. Biting’s excellent,” she explains.
  2. It’s like kissing, only there’s a winner.” The Doctor, meanwhile, decides to rename his ship Sexy.
  3. The situation is best summed up by Amy: “She’s the Tardis and she’s a woman? Did you wish REALLY hard?” 13.
  4. The Tenth Doctor and Madame du Pompadour (The Girl in the Fireplace) A real wrestling match, this, and up against the boudoir wall of Louis XV’s most famous courtesan, no less.

The Doctor is so taken with this introduction to French kissing, he is prepared to give up his wandering ways and settle down with Madame du P. In real life, David Tennant and Sophia Myles were an item for a couple of years afterwards. That certainly adds a certain frisson to the scene – but points deducted for dropping this otherwise perfect historical romance right in the middle of the Doctor-Rose love story.12.

The Eleventh Doctor and River Song (Let’s Kill Hitler, 2011) First River tries to kill the Doctor with a poisoned kiss. Then she locks lips with him again to save his life, sacrificing her entire future regeneration cycle in the process. Talk about blowing hot and cold.11. The Tenth Doctor and Astrid Peth (Voyage of the Damned, 2007) Turns out a Christmas kiss isn’t just a tradition on planets with mistletoe as Astrid, a plucky waitress on board the stricken starship Titanic, grabs the Doctor for a festive fumble.

But, because she’s played by pint-sized pop sexpot Kylie Minogue, she has to grab a box to stand on first. The Doctor looks suitably handsome in his 007-style tux and, when they kiss, there are literally fireworks. Later, they repeat the moment after Astrid has sacrificed herself to save the ship, the Doctor leaning in to kiss an “echo made of stardust”, before Astrid turns into dancing specks of light and flies out among the stars.

All that’s really missing is Angry Anderson singing ‘Suddenly’.10. The Tenth Doctor and Cassandra (New Earth, 2006) David Tennant and Billie Piper are the ultimate Who couple among fan shippers – but the Tenth Doctor and Rose never actually, properly kissed. David and Billie did get to canoodle a couple of times, though, the first being when Cassandra – the last surviving human turned “bitchy trampoline” – transported herself into Rose’s body.

Despite her initial horror at becoming “a chav”, Cassandra soon started to enjoy her new curves, and lost no time in sucking the Doctor’s face off. The Time Lord’s verdict? “Yep. Still got it.” 9. The Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald (The Snowmen, 2012) In The Snowmen, the Doctor plants a smacker on Strax the Sontaran’s big shiny potato head, and even has an intimate moment with Mr Punch.

But it’s Clara, in her Victorian governess mode, who delivers a proper Christmas kiss, attaching herself to the Doctor’s face for so long he must be grateful Time Lords come with a respiratory bypass system. Now that’s the way to do it.8. The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones (Smith and Jones, 2007) The Doctor has barely said goodbye to Rose than he’s playing tonsil hockey with the new girl.

Except, in this case, it’s not a kiss, it’s a “genetic transfer”, designed to give Martha enough Time Lord DNA to fool the Judoon into thinking she’s not human. Yeah, right – we’ve all tried the old “genetic transfer” line, mate.7. The Ninth Doctor and Captain Jack Harkness (The Parting of the Ways, 2005) It’s entirely typical of the Doctor’s endearing species blindness that his first kiss of the re-booted show should be with an ‘omnisexual’ alien in the body of TV’s John Barrowman.

  • Wish I’d never met you, Doctor,” says Jack, unconvincingly, as he prepares to face the Daleks in a battle to the death.
  • I was much better off as a coward.” Then he kisses him on the lips, and says: “See you in hell.” Someone give that man his own show.6.
  • The Twelfth Doctor and Missy (Dark Water, 2014) The Twelfth Doctor’s not the hugging sort, and he’s definitely not the kissing sort.

So when Missy presses him up against the wall and snogs him so hard his eyes are in danger of popping out, he’s relieved to discover she’s actually just a slightly over-enthusiastic welcome droid. Later, he’s horrified to learn that she’s not really a droid at all, and that he’s actually been swapping spit with his oldest enemy, the Master, who is now a woman with a penchant for dressing like Mary Poppins.

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So many issues – where to even begin? 5. The Eleventh Doctor and River Song (The Name of the Doctor, 2013) River Song is dead. In fact she died the first time we met her, but she and the Doctor aren’t the types to let a small detail like that get in the way of a beautiful friendship. On Trenzalore, though, the Doctor discovers River’s grave alongside his own, and he knows it’s finally time to let her go.

“There is a time to live and a time to sleep,” he tells her. “You are an echo, River.” That may be so but, for a ghost, she’s still a pretty good kisser. So is this really the last we’ll ever see of Professor Song? Spoilers, sweetie! 4. The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond (Flesh and Stone, 2010) Undoubtedly the sauciest scene in all Who, this prompted something of a minor tabloid kerfuffle at the time.

First, Amy tries to rip the Doctor’s clothes off, then she snogs him up against the Tardis, then arranges herself on her bed in a manner that’s not so much a come on as a COME ON ! And on the night before her wedding, too. She insists all she wants is a no-strings quickie but, in a bedroom that’s basically a shrine to the Doctor, that’s something of a mixed message, to say the least.

Unlike his smooth-talking predecessor, Matt Smith’s Doctor is all flailing awkwardness and indignation. Besides, he has other priorities. “The single most important thing in the history of the universe is that I get you sorted out right now,” he insists.

“That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you,” purrs Amy. Blimey, is it hot in here? 3. The Eighth Doctor and Grace Holloway (TV movie, 1996) The Doctor waited 33 years for his first screen kiss – so it’s no surprise that, when the moment finally came, he really went for it. Walking through a San Francisco park, the newly regenerated Eighth Doctor celebrates the sudden return of his memory by grabbing cardiologist Dr Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook) for a full-on snog, before declaring “I am the Doctor!” “Good,” she says.

“Now do that again.” So he does. They don’t call her Amazing Grace for nothing, you know.2. The Clone Doctor and Rose (Journey’s End, 2008) More Billie-Tennant action, but still not the actual Doctor and Rose. It’s close enough, though, as the ‘biological metacrisis’, half-human version of the Doctor manages to say those three little words that the real thing never could, and is rewarded with a passionate kiss.

  1. A kiss from a Rose, if you will.
  2. It’s a moment that inspired worldwide swooning and a million animated GIFs.
  3. Points deducted, though, because, by returning to Bad Wolf Bay, the scene does slightly diminish the Doctor and Rose’s original farewell on that same beach two years earlier – indisputably the most heartbreakingly romantic moment in all Who (but sadly disqualified from this list by the lack of mouth-to-mouth action).1.

The Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler (The Parting of the Ways, 2005) After 13 episodes of weapons-grade flirting, the Doctor and Rose finally kiss. And it’s literally the kiss of life: Rose has absorbed the time vortex from the heart of the Tardis, and it’s killing her.

Come here,” says her Time Lord, tenderly. “I think you need a Doctor.” Then, as they kiss, ribbons of vortex energy flow from her eyes into his. Wow, talk about chemistry: we always knew there was something between these two – we didn’t know it would turn out to be the whole of time and space. What’s more, the Ninth Doctor sacrifices himself in the process – laying down his life for the woman he loves without a moment’s hesitation.

What could possibly be more romantic than that? Or if you really must see them in action try this snippet, from 12 seconds in. : Doctor Who best kisses countdown: from Rose Tyler to Kylie Minogue, Captain Jack to Rory Williams

How long did Rose stay with the Doctor?

Rose Tyler was a faithful companion of the Ninth and Tenth Doctors in Doctor Who, but here are 10 things about her that still don’t make any sense. Rose Tyler appeared on screen as the first companion of the Doctor Who revival, a continuation of the original series. She is ingrained in the hearts and minds of Doctor Who fans all over the world. Rose stayed for two seasons, running through time and space with both The Ninth and Tenth Doctor.

Asked By: Bruce Hayes Date: created: Apr 07 2024

Is Amy the Doctor’s daughter

Answered By: Jordan Long Date: created: Apr 08 2024

Karen Gillan discovers Doctor Who nickname in China that only true fans will understand Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has come on great strides since leaving the sci-fi series in 2013, starring in multiple big budget films including the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

  • But of course, you never truly leave the Tardis behind, as Gillan has discovered on the Chinese leg of her press tour for the recently-released Jumanji sequel.
  • While there she met some fans who had a rather interesting nickname for her – one which only really makes sense if you followed her time on Doctor Who closely.

“The most magical thing of all was finding out from the Chinese fans that I am known as ‘The Great Mother-in-law’ in China,” Gillan posted on Instagram. If you’re a Doctor Who fan you should get that reference. If you don’t then get studying.”

Did you get it?If not, we suggest a quick rewatch of Matt Smith’s Tardis tenure, but in short: the nickname comes from the fact that Gillan’s character Amy Pond is actually the Doctor’s mother-in-law, following the revelations in 2011 episode A Good Man Goes to War that the Time Lord’s mysterious wife River Song (Alex Kingston) was actually the time-displaced daughter of Amy and her husband Rory (Arthur Darvill).Melody Pond = River Song – remember?

Anyway, as Amy herself realised to her horror, this makes her the Doctor’s mother-in-law. Given their early flirty relationship, this was definitely a pretty weird revelation – but it got even weirder when fans realised that Amy was technically his mother-in-law twice over, having accidentally (and briefly) married Henry VIII during the events of 2012 episode The Power of Three.

Asked By: Malcolm Peterson Date: created: Sep 13 2023

Why does Rose sound different in Season 4 Doctor Who

Answered By: Sean Garcia Date: created: Sep 16 2023

Piper blames weather for Rose Tyler ‘lisp’ Billie Piper has suggested that her vocal delivery as Rose Tyler during Doctor Who’s fourth season may have been hampered by the cold weather. Piper’s return in the episode ‘Turn Left’ provoked criticism over the actress’s apparent inability to reprise Rose’s distinctive ‘chavette’ dialect. A number of viewers speculated that Piper may have been suffering from a speech impediment or developed a lisp prior to filming. “I got really paranoid,” Piper told Radio Times magazine. “Maybe it was really cold and my lips were tense, because we were shooting in the middle of winter and I’m always in a tiny leather jacket. But it seemed fine when I heard it.” Piper added: “When I went to work the next morning, the make-up guy said: ‘Your speech sounded really funny’. I wonder if it was something in the final mix. Strange.” > : Piper blames weather for Rose Tyler ‘lisp’

Asked By: Aidan Russell Date: created: Nov 20 2023

Why did Billie leave Dr Who

Answered By: Jesus Price Date: created: Nov 23 2023

Nearly 15-years after her departure from Doctor Who, Billie Piper opens up about the unexpected fame and pressure that led her to leave the show. Doctor Who’s Billie Piper has opened up about the reason why she left the popular BBC series. Piper left Doctor Who in 2006, after a two-season stint as companion, Rose Tyler. She made history as the first companion of Doctor Who’s modern era, after it was rebooted in 2005.

Much of Doctor Who’s early success is attributed to Piper’s performance in the show. Her character marvelously complimented Christopher Eccleston’s seriousness, David Tennant’s eccentricity, and John Barrowman’s flamboyancy. As the sole consistent companion of the Doctor for seasons 1 and 2, Piper’s character was the backbone of the show.

Piper’s transformation into Bad Wolf was one of the highlights of season 1 and directly led to the Doctor’s regeneration and the show’s transition to its next season. In season 2, Tennant and Tyler meshed well with an incredible on-screen chemistry that made Rose’s departure one of the most heartbreaking moments of the series.

She also caused quite a stir when she returned to the series at the end of season 4 and again in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor.” Now, nearly 15 years after her departure, Piper has opened up about the reasons for her exit in an interview with Desert Island Discs on BBC’s Radio 4.

A large part of the reason for her exit was the unexpected success that Doctor Who experienced. Piper admits that she didn’t expect the show to become as successful as it did and, as a result, she was thrust into a position of mainstream fame that she found disconcerting. However, Piper made sure to emphasize that she has no hard feelings towards the franchise. ” It was great in many ways,” she explained. ” Because I was doing what I felt like I was born to do on some level,” Her stint in Doctor Who changed the world’s perception of her, as she went from child star to one of Doctor Who’s favorite companions,

  • At the same time, though, being placed under the microscope came with its challenges.
  • Doctor Who was great for her career and transition to an actress, but the fame and pressure became too much, resulting in her decision to leave the show in search of different things.
  • Today, Piper is the co-creator and star of the British dark comedy, I Hate Suzie,

She is currently dating Johnny Lloyd and is a mother to three children. She seems to have made peace with her past struggles with fame and with the show that continues to dominate her legacy. She even laughs about still running into 15-year old “Roses” at conventions, who are named for her character.

Over the years, she has remained connected to the series with her contributions to Big Finish’s Doctor Who audio plays and her various guest appearances on the show. She continues to be vastly respected and praised by fans around the globe for her performance as Rose and for her contribution to the Doctor Who reboot’s continued success.

For someone who fretted about the responsibility of being a role model, she has done a marvelous job of being one. More: Doctor Who: Why Martha & Donna Were Only Companions For One Season Source: Desert Island Discs

Did Rose marry the doctor?

The Doctor And Rose Tyler – Technically, the Doctor and Rose didn’t get their happily ever after – except they did. Once the Doctor left Rose behind in the end, he moved on. Rose also did the same, forming a relationship with the Meta Doctor, who looked like the Tenth but was now human.

Is Rose Tyler a vampire?

‘Time Lord Victorious’ takes Doctor Who and his companion Rose back to the Dark Times – where Rose falls prey to the Great Vampires! This article contains spoilers for Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Monstrous Beauty, published in Doctor Who Magazine #556. Doctor Who ‘s “Time Lord Victorious” event has revealed Rose Tyler was the first human vampire victim. ” Time Lord Victorious ” is the biggest transmedia event in the history of Doctor Who, unlocking the secrets of the Dark Times – the days when the universe was young.

There, the galaxy was plagued by threats even the Doctor knows to be afraid of. The Great Vampires were one of the most terrifying threats of the Dark Times, monstrous beings from another dimension who feed on the life forces of others. Doctor Who Magazine #556 includes a supplementary comic book called Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Monstrous Beauty #1, in which the Ninth Doctor and Rose find themselves caught up in the war between the Great Vampires and the ancient Gallifreyans, who were yet to become Time Lords.

There, the Doctor learns just how dangerous the vampires really are – and they kidnap Rose Tyler. Written by Scott Gray and featuring art by John Ross, the story becomes a traditional vampire one. Rose awakens in a luxurious bed-chamber, where she is welcomed by vampires and persuaded to dress in a flowing white robe. These are the Dark Times, when the universe was young, and the Earth has barely formed. Those events were seen in “The Runaway Bride,” where the Tenth Doctor discovered an alien race called the Racnoss settled in the solar system and drew asteroids together to form the planet.

  1. That has only just happened, meaning it will be billions of years before the human race evolves.
  2. Rose Tyler is officially the first human to fall victim to a vampire.
  3. It’s reasonable to suppose she’s also going to be the first human to turn into a vampire.
  4. It will be interesting to see how this story fits into the overall Doctor Who continuity.

The Great Vampires have always been something of a plot hole in Doctor Who lore, because vampires were supposed to have been wiped out in the Dark Times, and yet they are known to the legends of Earth. It’s possible the taste of Rose’s blood will be the reason some vampires come to Earth – and presumably the Time Lords weren’t quite so successful in wiping out the vampires as they’d believed.

Why does Rose sound different in Season 4 Doctor Who?

Piper blames weather for Rose Tyler ‘lisp’ Billie Piper has suggested that her vocal delivery as Rose Tyler during Doctor Who’s fourth season may have been hampered by the cold weather. Piper’s return in the episode ‘Turn Left’ provoked criticism over the actress’s apparent inability to reprise Rose’s distinctive ‘chavette’ dialect. A number of viewers speculated that Piper may have been suffering from a speech impediment or developed a lisp prior to filming. “I got really paranoid,” Piper told Radio Times magazine. “Maybe it was really cold and my lips were tense, because we were shooting in the middle of winter and I’m always in a tiny leather jacket. But it seemed fine when I heard it.” Piper added: “When I went to work the next morning, the make-up guy said: ‘Your speech sounded really funny’. I wonder if it was something in the final mix. Strange.” > : Piper blames weather for Rose Tyler ‘lisp’

Asked By: Connor Rogers Date: created: May 21 2023

Does Doctor Who and Rose get together

Answered By: Mason Davis Date: created: May 24 2023

The Doctor And Rose Tyler – Technically, the Doctor and Rose didn’t get their happily ever after – except they did. Once the Doctor left Rose behind in the end, he moved on. Rose also did the same, forming a relationship with the Meta Doctor, who looked like the Tenth but was now human.

Asked By: Antonio Gonzales Date: created: Mar 15 2023

Are the doctor and Rose a couple

Answered By: William Lee Date: created: Mar 16 2023

Name a TV couple that should have been, I’ll go first! The Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler Arguably, the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler were a couple – and a clingy one at that. They took trips together, were with each other every waking hour, met the family and, unlike most relationships, saved each other’s lives almost daily.

When one was without the other, most probably in peril danger, they missed one another like crazy (Rose, way to play it cool hun). But don’t worry, we’d probably do the same! However, they weren’t technically in a relationship. During series 1 and 2 of, Rose (played by ) had an on-again-off-again relationship with her boyfriend Mickey.

Having run away with a strange man to travel the universe, there was some strain on their relationship. It wasn’t until series 2 that her relationship with Mickey dissipated and she was in her second year of travels with the fresh-faced Tenth Doctor (played by ). Via BBC Nonetheless, when Doomsday aired, the audience saw their love and how deep their connection was. To send the Daleks and Cybermen away from earth, they each had to hold onto an industrial magnet whilst two levers opened the door to the parallel world or face being pulled in and stuck there themselves.

With 3D glasses on (don’t ask- there’s a lot to unpack there) and arms wrapped tightly around the giant magnets the pair held on with all their might whilst millions of Daleks and Cybermen were sent away. All was going to plan until the nearest lever to Rose started to budge, which meant the end of Earth’s rescue.

Rose reaches the lever without missing a beat and starts to push it back against the high-speed wind. Inevitably, the wind forces her to release the lever and sends her flying to her death in slow motion. Suddenly Rose’s father transports in and catches her, saving her life by taking her to parallel earth where her mum and Mickey wait in anticipation. Via BBC What would later tip me further over the edge was the pair’s farewell speech in Bad Wolf bay (if you know, you know)! The Doctor burns up an entire sun to give Rose a romantic and heartfelt goodbye. What adds a whole new level of sadness is that the Doctor appears via hologram and cannot be touched.

So although the pair were never exclusively in a relationship, Rose goes down in history as the one woman that holds his heart. Watch the Doctor and Rose Tyler say goodbye here: By Rosie Spurrier

: Name a TV couple that should have been, I’ll go first! The Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler