12 Days of Christmas – Day 9



Time for some fun! And another installment in our festive countdown to the Tenth Doctor’s imminent regeneration (sorry, SPOILER).
And a question about the new series reflecting the old, and what has been and what’s to come and so on and so forth, yeeeesss.

And so to the question for today:

Question 9: A hawk-like nose, an old/young face, a pleasant, open face – we’ve had Doctors of old succinctly encapsulated by the likes of Terrance Dicks into such descriptions. How do you think Terrance would have described the Ninth and Tenth Doctors? And how would you describe the Eleventh?

6 Responses to “12 Days of Christmas – Day 9”

  1. the_other_dave Says:

    9th- Stern, brooding countenance

    10th – Animated rakish face

    11th – young lopsided foppish good looks

  2. the_other_dave Says:

    Though Im sure Mr Tennant would like – pleasent, open, young/old face.

  3. Al Says:

    Ooo – what a marvellous question!

    Engage Target mode:

    The Doctor in his ninth incarnation was sharp featured with close cropped hair, and wore an often troubled expression which could break suddenly into a wide grin at a moment’s notice.

    Now in his tenth incarnation, the Doctor’s boyishly good looks were as constantly in motion as the rest of him, as he seemingly cast his attention over everything and everyone at the same time.

    The eleventh Doctor’s face seemed as much a mixture of elements as his personality, with no feature seeming to belong with the other.

  4. Peter A Says:

    Oh, top marks for switching to prose mode there, Al!

    And lose points for going all vague with the Nerdlord description at the end ;)

    Still they’re going to take some beating…

  5. Alden Says:

    Now that would be an awesome question to ask at a convention!

  6. Peter A Says:

    Okay then. Following Al will be a hard act, and Dave’s too.

    Acquiring Target:

    “The new Doctor was a lean and thoughtful figure dressed in a worn leather jacket and sturdy boots. His expression was alternately open and anxious, as though he carried great secrets with him wherever he went.”

    “This incarnation of the Doctor was young and furtive, ever on the verge of springing to action or launching into speech. His hair was tousled and his great coat swept behind him as he moved about.”

    “From out of the TARDIS the Doctor emerged. Like it, he had recently changed his appearance. He was once again a young, slim man, but with sleepy and inquisitive eyes below a lopsided fringe. He had the sort of face you wanted to slap, and from the looks of it several people already had.”

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