What are your favorite tropes and themes you want more of in DW (tv, BF, books, etc)? They could be ideas that are already featured in DW that you want expanded on or tropes and themes you have never encountered before in DW! They can also be specific to a particular era or just in general.
Mine: I was inspired to create this thread after noticing that there is a pattern of very, very specific ideas and themes that I enjoy/want to see in DW:
Stories about temporary transformation especially when applied to the Doctor and how they deal with it and the changes in how they are perceived. This does not just apply to regeneration, but to short term changes as well.
Romance between the Doctor and companion portrayed in a bittersweet semi tragic way, filled with lots of unspoken longing.
Dances, formal events and masked balls.
Cheeky and suggestive humor, but done right and that doesn’t overstay it’s welcome.
I really want a stronger emphasis on the Beauty and the Beast parallel themes that there in 12 and Clara’s relationship. There is such an interesting comparison between their relationship and the fairytale I think a lot of potential could be mined from it! I really hope BF emphasizes this aspect at least once if they ever get Capaldi and Coleman, I know exactly how they could go about it as well.
The Doctor as a modern celebrity rather than a mythical god.
A stronger emphasis on the musician/ rockstar aspect of 12! There is so much that could be mined from this aspect of 12 more than just a surface level quirk, that I really think BF should focus more on it when they eventually get Capaldi.
Stories with dark gothic fairytale themes.
Stories with themes of mad science.
Stories with themes of reverse aging.
The social awkwardness of the Doctor, this makes them more lovable and relatable.
Weird otherworldly realms like the land of fiction.
Any story that’s a deep character study of the Doctor and or companion.
Any story with satirical elements or meta aspects.
Are there are any tropes or themes unique (specific) to you? How would you like like to see them applied in DW? What are your favorite tropes and themes that you either want more of or would like to see at all? Is there a specific pattern to the types of themes and ideas you like?
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