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A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

V is for “Vote saxon”


“Vote saxon” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

This quote was seen in the background throughout the third series much like the first series’ big “bad wolf.” Subtly appearing whenever the Doctor and Martha Jones were adventuring in “present” time, this phrase was seemingly meaningless until the penultimate episode of the season.


That was a rough ride

Now, I could go into the nitty-gritty of this particular storyline, but then what would I write about when it comes to the grand phrase for one of the upcoming letters.

Awww to hell with it, anyone reading these lovely letters for the month most likely already know! And if you don’t, then – spoilers!

The quote is from the episode “The Sound of the Drums,” which begins immediately after the previous episode “Utopia.” In that previous episode, we were reintroduced to one of the Doctor’s friend and opponent the Master during an adventure to the end of the universe.


Angry face

This marked the first re-appearance of the Master since the 1996 TV movie.

Saxon is the alias that the Master took after disappearing with the Tardis from the end of the universe.

He fabricated a past as Harold Saxon to gain political support, dealing with the setback of only being able to travel to the 2000s by the Doctor’s last-minute interference when stealing the Tardis.

The Master targets not only the Doctor, but his companion Martha and her family. I always loved Martha’s fierce protectiveness and dedication to her family, lashing out at the Doctor when the Master manipulates and kidnaps her father, mother, and sister.


I will turn this car around!

Again, I have to reiterate how much I love Martha Jones!

She gets a lot of criticism not only from fans, but from the Doctor himself.

Rose was a fan-favorite at the time and the Doctor was separated from Rose unintentionally and unwillingly.

Ten compares the two ladies throughout Martha’s run as his companion, and she stands as her own person fierce and determined.

She’s an intelligent, quick-thinking woman who is becoming a doctor. She makes certain that the Doctor hears her, and she has the strength to stand alone against impossible odds.


I’ll be back!

“The Sound of Drums” ends with the Doctor and Captain Jack Harkness, who had tracked down the Doctor with his amputated hand from “The Christmas Invasion,” defeated and captured by the Master.

Martha escapes from the Master’s clutches, but at the cost of her family’s safety and the Doctor’s help. She begins her mission to spread the word of the Doctor in the year that never was.

April 2017

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