Okay so, the Doctor is from out of space but does he only breathe oxygen like everyone else? Does Gallifrey have an atmosphere like Earth’s? Because I’d never thought about it before now but he seems to be struggling just as much as everyone else and he does seem to have the same basic anatomy as a human, other than the two hearts.
Anyone care to answer?
Gallifrey’s atmosphere is 77% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen and 2% other, which means that it’s similar to Earth’s atmosphere, but it’s a bit thinner.
The Doctor needs oxygen as well, but Time Lords have a raspiratory bypass system that allows them to go without breathing for a longer time span than humans.
Most fandoms have some pretty deep canon. The Doctor Who fandom can tell you the concentrations of gas in the atmosphere of the home planet of the main character. DW Fandom > Your fandom
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»03x01 vs. 07x01
#can i just say that i thought it was silly when people were flipping out about the doctor carrying amy #because like hello this has happened before in s3 and no one ever said anything??!?!?!?? #and besides it’s nothing to make a fuss about anyways because is he supposed to just leave her there unconscious um no thank you
you can see 10 trying to be good
but 11’s facehas a sort of hollow pain to it
My only problem was that they used it as the big promo shot, which is taking advantage of the sexist history of that imagery. I have no problem with it in the context of the episode, because yeah, what the hell else is he supposed to do? My favorite quote about it was by gypsyblue: “Basically what I’ve learned from this, is if I’m to be a strong woman, and I’m knocked out, I have to have an out of body experience and carry myself.”
Part of me wonders if he’s just saying this to say it or if at one point he did have a brother. I have a sister I love dearly and I can’t imagine my life without her so I can’t imagine the pain he goes through. And if his brother was on Gallifrey when the Doctor killed everyone, that means he not only has the blood of his people on his hands but the blood of his family. His mother, father, brother, sister. He has to deal with that. He really is the most lonely man in the entire universe and no one, no companion or friend or anyone, knows what that’s like. No wonder he doesn’t stay in one place. He doesn’t do domestics, not because he’s the high-and-mighty Doctor, but because it’s a reminder of what he once had and literally killed. It’s too painful to do domestics when it reminds him of the family he killed. So he runs. Across the stars, across the universe, but it’s never far enough because he’s not running away from Gallifrey—he’s running away from himself. And everywhere he goes, he finds himself bringing more pain and loss and bloodshed.
#the Doctor has to be one the saddest characters I’ve ever seen #from One to Eleven he’s been carrying this around with him and I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and guilt and sorrow he’s constantly pushing against #he’s trying to outrun himself but it will never work
Well, Nine to Eleven. The Time Lords were fine and dandy in Classic Who. The Last Great Time War happened after the 1996 movie.