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  • #5695
    Muzzy
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    Right guys I need to ask a favour here. For my TV Comedy and Drama module at uni I’m doing an essay about sex in Doctor Who looking at how the show’s position on sex has changed over the years, especially in the time since it was revived and they’ve explored those kind of themes a bit more. Obviously the best starting point here is to get a list of episodes or stories that have sexual undertones or even hint at any kind of (possible) sexual relationship for the Doctor or other major characters.

    Some of the more recent ones I have already such as The Doctor Dances, Human Nature/Family of Blood, various episodes with Captain Jack. I’m also going to look at his relationship with Rose obviously as it’s the first real hint of ‘love’ between the Doctor and a companion. What I really need is some help with original series stories that I’m not so familiar with that reference that kind of thing. I know the Doctor gets engaged in The Aztecs which might be something to look at and also the fact he has a Grandaughter is really important. I’ve also singled out Peri and Leela as being characters with obvious sex appeal to the audience. Can you guys think of anything else I might want to be considering here?

    #105943
    Jonathan Capps
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    In the episode Bad Wolf it is heavily implied that Jack is able to conceal a gun inside his anal passage.

    #105945
    Andrew
    Participant

    > In the episode Bad Wolf it is heavily implied that Jack is able to conceal a gun inside his anal passage.

    Not sure there’s any suggestion he especially enjoyed it being there, though. So while it’s biological, it’s not automatically sexual.

    #105946
    Tarka Dal
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    It turned Cappsy on.

    #105947
    JamesTC
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    ‘The TV Movie’ is the first time the Doctor kisses a woman (the second Doctor kissed Zoe in ‘The War Games’ though not on the lips).

    Romana and the Doctor sort of had a romantic relationship, never had a real hint on screen and it may be that Tom and Lalla being engaged seeped through on screen but I think you could see a bond there which is suprising for the Doctor.

    He does indeed get engaged in ‘The Aztecs’ but he didn’t mean to, the wonderful line always comes to mind “I made some cocoa and got engaged”.

    #105948
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I know you said you’ve largely got the new series covered, but since you didn’t mention it explicitly (fnarr) in the post I’ll bring it up (fnarr fnarr) just in case – The Girl in the Fireplace.

    >the first real hint of ?love? between the Doctor and a companion.

    Not to those who reckon it was pretty obvious that Four and Romana II (and possibly Romana I) were at it constantly offscreen. Admittedly the chemistry they had was probably largely down to the fact that the actors ended up getting married, but still… watch “City of Death” and tell me that’s not a couple on a romantic date.

    #105950
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    A recently regenerated Eighth Doctor fucked Bernice in some book or other.

    #105953
    Tarka Dal
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    > watch ?City of Death? and tell me that?s not a couple on a romantic date.

    I’m in love just with that sentence.

    #105956
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    The world doesn’t end because the Doctor dances.

    #105959
    Andrew
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    For a horror show – kiddy or not – there’s not an overwhelming amount of the big trope: punishing people for sexual sins. It happened in Torchwood London, with Martha’s ‘cousin’ leading men to Cyber-doom amidst plastic sheeting, but that’s notable as a rare example. I don’t recall much from the old series – maybe the odd couple on ‘a private picnic’…?

    #105962
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    The dr quite likes his/her own tits in The curse of Fatal Death, so that makes him/her a narcissistic postregenderation male lesbien.

    #105967
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Ah yes, but Curse of Fatal Death isn’t canon. At least, it probably isn’t – Atkinson’s Ninth Doctor obliquely referenced in the Eighth Doctor Adventures novel “The Gallifrey Chronicles” as a divergent reality.

    #105974
    Dave
    Participant

    There’s some nice flirting between the Second Doctor & Dr Gemma Corwyn in The Wheel In Space, and in one episode Troughton fluffs a line and says “sexual air supply” and then giggles like a schoolgirl.

    Of course the antidote to all this is the line in City Of Death, “you’re a very beautiful women, probably”.

    #105976
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    There was also that episode where Sally, Jenny and Reinette had a three-way.

    That did happen, right?

    #105979
    Dave
    Participant

    >There was also that episode where Sally, Jenny and Reinette had a three-way

    No that was some alone time for Sally Jessy Raphael.

    #105981

    I have long thought that the Doctor and the Master should just go ahead and get a room already. They’ve had tension for decades, now, and it needs to be resolved once and for all. With hot, sweaty Time Lord mansex.

    Just putting that out there.

    #105984
    Jonathan Capps
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    SHIPPER.

    #105985
    Dave
    Participant

    >With hot, sweaty Time Lord mansex

    According to RTD Tennant’s penultimate episode title is six words long. You may have found it.

    #105987

    >SHIPPER.

    This thread already features a hypothetical Sally/Jenny/Reinette femslash three-way. The “shipping” ship has long since sailed =P .

    #105988
    Seb Patrick
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    #106012
    hummingbird
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    > watch ?City of Death? and tell me that?s not a couple on a romantic date.

    If Seb ever asks you on a romantic date, my advice is to decline. Politely.

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    > There was also that episode where Sally, Jenny and Reinette had a three-way.

    Wasn’t that Rod, Jane and Freddy?

    #106013
    Jo
    Participant

    Love & Monsters

    #106015
    ChrisM
    Participant

    >Wasn?t that Rod, Jane and Freddy?

    And the robot dog K-Bab?

    Sorry.

    #106043
    Gwynnie
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    What about River Song, who claims to have had a relationship with the Doctor? I’m sure there was lots of sex there. Jack is a walking bag of sexual energy, although you could talk a lot about Torchwood, where sex is much more evident (and nondiscriminating). The Doctor also has a daughter, and in The Family of Blood he falls in love (with Daisy from Spaced)… these are all Tennant-heavy episodes, it’s when I pay the most attention.

    #106046
    JamesTC
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    > I?m sure there was lots of sex there.

    Was? Will be.

    #106047

    I think something worth mentioning is that regardless of the show’s attitudes towards the Doctor and sex, just about every companion has been fancied like heck by at least several fanatical individuals over the years. Loads of people’s first TV crush was a Who companion. And look at all the women, including my bloody girlfriend, who want to heck that long streak of piss Tennant’s brains out!

    The show thrives on sexual attraction even though it hardly ever goes down that road. I think in many ways it makes it more exciting for many viewers that sex isn’t explicitly dealt with. Well, it wasn’t until Moffat took the reins… Amy in the police uniform… Though the short skirts she’s wearing in the new episodes ARE comparable to classic companions’ wardrobe. Who has just naturally moved with the times. Well, good Who has. When it didn’t it got axed.

    #106051
    JamesTC
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    >I think in many ways it makes it more exciting for many viewers that sex isn?t explicitly dealt with. Well, it wasn?t until Moffat took the reins? Amy in the police uniform?

    Your forget Peri in a bikini in ‘Planet of Fire’. Peri in the very tight pink number in ‘Attack of the Cybermen. Peri in the very tight blue number in ‘Vengeance on Varos’. Peri in a bikini in ‘The Two Doctors’.

    “Something for the dads”

    #106052
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Oh and Jack’s arse.

    #106053
    hummingbird
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    > And look at all the women … who want to heck that long streak of piss Tennant?s brains out!

    Not me. I’d rather heck the lovely Ecclescake.

    #106056
    ChrisM
    Participant

    >just about every companion has been fancied like heck by at least several fanatical individuals over the years.

    Phwoar yeah! The Brigadier and his moustache! Give you something to hang on to! Woof!

    #106057
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Adric.

    #106058
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Not me. I?d rather heck the lovely Ecclescake.

    I’m with you

    #106066
    Tanya Jones
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    Let’s not forget Jo in the Pertwee era, who prats about being all kooky, then finally leaves the Doctor for a bloody hippy. Also, the sexual chemistry between McCoy’s Doctor and Ace is fairly obvious, but that’s more to do with the actors, I guess.

    #106068
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >If Seb ever asks you on a romantic date, my advice is to decline. Politely.

    YOUR LOSS.

    #106070
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    SEB WILL YOU GO OUT WITH ME.

    #106071
    Jo
    Participant

    >Let?s not forget Jo in the Pertwee era, who prats about being all kooky,

    HEY!

    #106072
    JamesTC
    Participant

    >>Let?s not forget Jo in the Pertwee era, who prats about being all kooky,

    >HEY!

    Unless you have posed naked with a Dalek I think she meant another Jo.

    #106073
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    Can someone make a comment about Sarah-Jane? Just so I don’t feel totally isolated.

    #106074
    JamesTC
    Participant

    She wore a Bikini in ‘Death to the Daleks’ didn’t she?
    The Doctor also attended her wedding which never ended up happening though because of the Trickster.

    There.

    #106075
    Jo
    Participant

    >Unless you have posed naked with a Dalek I think she meant another Jo.

    Thanks for explaining that…

    #106076
    JamesTC
    Participant

    So you haven’t posed naked with/for a Dalek?

    #106083
    Gwynnie
    Participant

    There’s one in FAB in Manchester, and Jo’s up for her birthday soon so.. there’s always time!

    #106110

    > The Doctor also attended her wedding which never ended up happening though because of the Trickster.

    D’you know, one thing I wondered during that episode was whether Sarah Jane and Nigel Havers had sex. It made me feel so…wrong I had to cool myself down with a little hand fan.

    The Trickster just wants to lay Sarah anyway. He wants her ‘agreement’. That sounds like he’s looking for consent to me. Any Srickster fic out there? Or Trarah? Sarah Janester? God I’d still have Lis. What is she, 70? She doesn’t look a day over 50. Gimme that sweet stuff. And Rani can watch. And Clyde… but not Luke.

    Incidentally, is anyone else really fed up with Clyde’s ‘cool’ intro to each episode? It’s interesting how he says Rani is a ‘schoolgirl investigator’ as though they’re making a point about her being a schoolgirl. Personally I love her midlands accent.

    #106113
    ChrisM
    Participant

    >Incidentally, is anyone else really fed up with Clyde?s ?cool? intro to each episode?

    A bit. And that cocky way he looks at the camera at the end…

    As for Rani, I felt so much better when I found out the actress is over 18.

    #106117
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Clyde’s intro, while a little on the cheesy side, doesn’t do any harm. It’s a great way to get new viewers up to speed on the concept of the show – certainly it didn’t do my Dad any harm when we watched The Wedding of Sarah-Jane Smith.

    #106143
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    Dont go near the wet patch.

    #106153
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Not here, it’s too sandy.

    #106158
    Jo
    Participant

    >There?s one in FAB in Manchester, and Jo?s up for her birthday soon so.. there?s always time!

    Don’t put ideas in my head! :oP

    #106164
    Petetranterssister
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    I think there is a lot of undetone of sexual feelings with most of the Dr’s companions, they all fall hopelessley in love with him and desire him to the upmost but he will always be out of reach x

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