My Chibi Ten ^ ^,
You’ll find out a little bit more, but I only want you to find out bits that sound exciting. I mean, we’re never going to flashback to the Time War on television. It could never live up to what you’ve imagined. It’s so much more alive by being imprecise. I don’t know, someone might make a film one day… but actually, if you’re doing a film, you’d have a new Time War. You’ve just got to keep moving forwards. It’s a nice mythology. It’s got that Harry Potter-ness about it. What happened to Lily and James Potter? I hope to God she doesn’t bring them back to life in the last book! I don’t think she will—she loves a good death, and you’ve got to make it permanent—cos it would just betray everything.
Russell T. Davies on whether we’d ever find out exactly what happened in the Time War | DWM Issue 374 (via rointheta)
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Watching these I realized something that broke my heart a little. Here you see him barely engaging with his camera. During most of his video diaries he is talking directly toward us the audience, but here during this, his final days on Doctor Who, he isn’t engaging the camera that much. It is almost as if he looks more into the camera it would feel as though his time is really ending which inevitably it is, but by not giving direct eye contact just yet it is as though he isn’t yet saying goodbye, and it is hard to watch cause you know he is fighting back his emotions. David Tennant loved this role very much it was his childhood dream role to be The Doctor, so saying good bye to it must have been tough, but for him to continue to do a video diary during this time is just admirable in the least bit.
Behind the Scenes of The Unicorn and the Wasp
Excerpts from Jason Arnopp’s DWM article:
Greeves, fetch a flannel! David Tennant has just spilt a cyanide-laced beverage all over his suit, while in the throes of some formidable “I’ve been poisoned” acting. This incident has onlookers rolling about.
Once his suit has been miraculously speed-cleaned, David spends the remaining takes paranoid about repeating the blooper. “Did that look like I was taking a decent gulp?” he asks. “I was being so ginger about it!”
David’s favorite detective, we later learn, is Columbo. […] “He’s just so cool. A mind like a trap, hidden in a body like a dung-heap. There’s also something quite Doctor-ish about him, so that’s probably why he appeals to me.”
DWM: When you dad Sandy’s present on set, as he is today, does it change the way you conduct yourself?
David: It probably does make me behave myself. But he’s very good at looking after himself: he’ll chat to anyone. Even DWM!
DWM: Do you utter profanity in front of your dad?
David: I don’t swear at all - I don’t know what you’re talking about! Besides… my dad might read this.
DWM: What brings you to set today?
Sandy McDonald: I came down to see David. We’ve been having a difficult family time [the episode was filmed a few weeks after David’s mother passed away] and I felt it would be good for us to get together. As you can imagine, I must be high in the list of Doctor Who fans! It’s good to meet the people: not just the stars, but also members of the crew who I hear David talking about.
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The name’s Mickey. Mickey Smith. Defending the earth.
And that’s what I call character development.
But why did they have to turn Martha into the scared one to do it though. They could’ve just been like ‘fuck yeah let’s do this together’
Sorry… I don’t normally do this, but this scene actually matters a lot to me. It’s my second favourite of the goodbyes in that episode (the first being Rose).
This moment isn’t about fear. While the evil alien was still shooting at them, Martha never showed any fear (neither did Mickey, for that matter). She was thrilled, laughing, and having a fantastic time.
The moment that is giffed on the right above is after the Sontaran has been dispatched and Martha and Mickey are seeing the Doctor and recognizing that he’s saying goodbye. It’s not about fear, not of dying, but fear and upset on behalf of the Doctor, and Mickey isn’t protecting her, he’s comforting her.
This gifset, to me, isn’t about Mickey becoming brave, even though he did. It’s about Mickey becoming an adult. On the left, he is a submissive member of the relationship, seeking comfort when he’s afraid. In the second, he’s an equal member of the relationship, offering comfort when he and his partner are upset. Because that’s what adults should do.
In addition, Martha turns to Mickey not simply, to my mind, to seek comfort, but also because she knows that he will need comfort as well. Because the Doctor means a lot to both of them.