Nikola | Normandy
Were you reluctant to take on [Much Ado About Nothing]?
Why didn’t you tell me Pan was your father?
Because I didn’t want you to know that I was as bad a father as he was. Because we’re both the same me and him. Because we both abandoned our sons.
No you’re not the same. You came back for me Papa.
[Doctor] Using our TARDISes, we’re going to freeze Gallifrey in a single moment in time. You know, like those Stasis Cubes? A single moment in time held in a parallel pocket Universe. Except we’re going to do it to a whole planet. And all the people on it.
[General] What? Even if that were possible, which it isn’t, why would you do such a thing?
[Doctor] Because the alternative is burning. And I’ve seen that. And I never want to see it again.
[General] We’d be lost in another Universe, frozen in a single moment. We’d have nothing.
[Doctor] You would have hope. And right now, that is exactly what you don’t have.
[General] It’s delusional. The calculations alone would take… hundreds of years.
[Doctor] Oh, hundreds and hundreds. But don’t worry - I started a very long time ago!