The universe is truly a beautiful place.
-Oh, no, not the one with the gigantic head.
-It’s hair, Strax.
Rose Tyler + winter
"Between you and me, in a hundred words, where do you think Van Gogh rates in the history of art?"
"Well… um… big question, but, to me Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly the most popular, great painter of all time. The most beloved, his command of colour most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world’s greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived."
"No one’s ever going to forget you." As Doctor Who turns 50, I’d like to pay tribute to arguably the most iconic companion, and my personal favourite. Sarah Jane Smith was played by the incomparable Elisabeth Sladen who is sadly missed, always, by generations of fans.