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The Editor (Character)
from "Doctor Who" (2005)

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"Doctor Who: The Long Game (#1.7)" (2005)
Rose Tyler: Well, you're not a Jagrafess. You're human.
The Editor: Yes, but being human doesn't pay very well.

The Editor: Actually, Sir, if it's all the same to you, I think I'll resign, bye then!

The Editor: It may interest you to know that this isn't actually the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. It's merely a place where humans happen to live...
[a loud alien growling interrupts]
The Editor: Sorry... It's a place where humans are allowed to live by kind permission of my client.
[the Editor points upwards. Rose and The Doctor look up to see a gigantic mass on the ceiling, which screams, showing large pointed teeth]
Rose Tyler: What is that?
The Doctor: You mean that thing's in charge of Satellite Five?
The Editor: 'That thing', as you put it, is in charge of the human race. For almost a hundred years, mankind has been shaped and guided, his knowledge and ambitions strictly controlled by its broadcast news, edited by my superior, your master and humanity's guiding light, The Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe.
[pause]
The Editor: I call him Max.

The Editor: But the chips allow me to see inside their heads, find the smallest doubt and crush it!

The Editor: Create a climate of fear and it's easy to keep the borders closed. It's just a matter of emphasis. The right word in the right broadcast repeated often enough can destabilize an economy, invent an enemy, change a vote.

The Doctor: They've all got chips in their head, and the chips keep going like puppets.
The Editor: Oh, you're full of information, but its only fair we get some information back, because apparently you're no one. It's so rare not to know something. Who are you?
The Doctor: It doesn't matter, cause we're off. Nice to meet you.
[to Rose]
The Doctor: Come on!

The Editor: [to the Doctor and Rose] This is fascinating. Satellite Five holds every piece of information within the fourth great and bountiful human empire. Birth certificates, shopping habits, bank statements. But you two... you don't exist.
[laughs]
The Editor: Not a trace. No birth, no job, not the slightest kiss. How can you walk through the world and not leave a single footprint?

Suki: [on floor five hundred, Suki, who has been revealed as a member of an anarchist organization, pulls a gun on The Editor] Who controls Satellite Five?
The Editor: [the Editor begins to put his hands up, but then promptly bursts out laughing] There's the truth.
Suki: The Freedom Foundation has been monitoring Satellite Five's transmissions. We have absolute proof that the facts are being manipulated. You are lying to the people.
The Editor: Ooh, I love it. Say it again.
Suki: This whole system is corrupt. Who do you represent?
The Editor: I'm merely a humble slave. I answer to the editor-in-chief.
Suki: Well, who is he? Where is he?
The Editor: He's overseeing everything. Literally everything. If you don't mind, I'm going to have to refer this upwards.

The Doctor: You'll never get your hands on it - I'll die first!
The Editor: Die all you want.

The Editor: Tell me who you are.
The Doctor: Since that information is keeping us alive, I'm hardly going to tell you, am I?

The Editor: Her information's been tampered with. There's a second biography hidden underneath.
[to the Jagrafess]
The Editor: Yes Sir!

The Editor: We all know what happens to nonentities - they get promoted!

The Editor: Now there's an interesting point. Is a slave a slave if he doesn't know he's enslaved?
The Doctor: Yes.
The Editor: Aw. I was hoping for a philosophical debate, is that all I'm gonna get: "yes"?
The Doctor: Yes.
The Editor: You're no fun.
The Doctor: Let me out of these manacles and I'll show you how much fun I am.
The Editor: Ooh, he's tough, isn't he?

The Editor: Something's wrong. Something fictional. Those people. Security check. Go deep.

The Editor: Something is wrong. I can taste it. Tiny little shift in the information. Someone down there shouldn't be here.

Suki: Who are you?
The Editor: I'm the Editor.
Suki: What's happening?

The Editor: [to Suki] Liar!

The Editor: Time Lord!
The Doctor: What?
The Editor: Oh yes. The last of the Time Lords, with his travelling machine. Oh, with his little human girl from long ago.