“It all started as a mild curiosity in a junkyard…”
I realize I’m a tad late to the party in regards to the actual day, but this year marks the 49th anniversary of Doctor Who. And to commemorate the occasion, I’ve decided to do a sketch of the Doctor and Susan in front of the junkyard where it all began (granted the junkyard itself is a photo and not a drawing, but still). Although I myself first tuned in a little under a year ago, the show has already had an enormous impact on my art, my writing, and- because of the awesome fan community here on tumblr- my life. And I’m sure most of you could say the same. So thank you to the cast and crew that gave all of us at home the chance to run with the Doctor…and here’s to the next 49 years of sci-fi greatness!
Enjoy the series seven premiere, everybody!
Thought I would do a little drawing of our narrator and our protagonist as a thank you to everyone who’s started reading Time War, and in celebration of hitting two follower milestones in the past couple of days.
“For today,” Davros continued in his gravelly, electronic voice, “is the day we exact our revenge on our mortal enemies…the Time Lords! Their very existence threatens our survival! Maintaining their monopoly of space and time isn’t enough for them. They fear us, the one force that could unseat them from their ill-gotten throne! And they will not rest until every last Dalek is destroyed!”
There was a commotion in the crowd below. A cacophony of frantic electronic voices filled the air. Davros’ words were managing to rile up even a species as heartless and clinical as the Daleks.
“And what is their weapon of choice? None other than the man who tried to end the Dalek race in its infancy. The man who trapped our mighty fleet in the Time Vortex and left us for dead. The man who has opposed us- defeated us- on too many occasions. The Doctor!”
The crowd did not take kindly to the mentioning of his name.
“And he will defeat us again- the Time Lords will defeat us again- unless we strike back! We will invade Gallifrey! We will exterminate the Time Lords! And we will be forever recognized as the most powerful race in the Universe!”
“To the ships, my creations! Today is the day the Daleks reign supreme over time! Today is the day that Gallifrey falls!”