David Tennant has spoken about leaving the role of the Tenth Doctor behind, and admitted he had some concerns about the 50th Anniversary.
At the Tenth Doctor BFI event last weekend, Tennant said: “Part of me would have stayed doing it forever. But it’s one of those things where you just have to take a deep breath and think: ‘If I don’t leave this show now, people will resent me still being there in 25 years.’”
Tennant spoke about reprising the the role for ‘The Day of the Doctor’ and admitted that he had a few worries.
In an extract from ‘The Doctor: His Lives and Times’, Tennant says: “I thought, ‘Oh this’ll be great’. As the day approaches, I then think , ‘What if Matt [Smith] feels like I’m stepping on his toes?’ Or, ‘What if I can’t remember how to do it? Surely I’m too old to be doing this now?’
“The first day, Matt wasn’t there. So the first day it was just me. It was like, ‘Oh yeah, I sort of remember this.’ Then the next day it becomes something different again because we were together. Mind you there’s not as many lines to learn when there’s two of you.”
Speaking about how the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors get on: “They switch between praising each other’s ingenuity to trying to undermine it at every opportunity. You sort of switch from being quite pleased with yourself to being infuriated at your own inadequacies, and I guess that’s kind of writ large, isn’t it, if you meet yourself.”
DW Confidential Rewatch: 4x06 Sins of the Fathers
The last bit just cracks me up massively
It’s performances like this which make me disappointed when I hear people say the don’t like Eccleston or skip over that whole season just to get to Tennant. Tennant was fantastic and a brilliant Doctor, but there wouldn’t be a Tennant Doctor without Eccleston’s Doctor. The way Tennant’s Doctor was portrayed was the effect that Rose had on Nine. In the beginning, Nine was harsh and unforgiving having come back from the Time War, his time with Rose softened that harsh attitude and it’s really shown in this episode.
“Just this once, everybody lives!” Has to be my absolute favourite line in all the history of Doctor who because in that episode everyone did.
All the love to Nine!
David Tennant on the potential of the Time Lord Victorious
#he UNDERSTANDS the Doctor #like really understands the character #and of course he would #he’s the ultimate fanboy in every sense #not just the excitable side of being a fan #but the deep investment of understanding a particular world and character #say what you will but that is why he’s so heavily regarded as the best Doctor #he wasn’t just acting the Doctor #he was BEING the Doctor #in the way only the most dedicated and devoted fan could (via gallifreyshawkeye)
This is why I am surprised that he took part in “I am God -Moffat” s rewrite of Timelord history. As much as I wanted to see DT again as my Doctor, it disappointed me that he agreed to act out such a story line. Also, as disappointed as many fans were at the lack of Rose/Ten interaction, I’m glad that Piper only played an interface so Moffat couldn’t muck up their relationship.
Ok, 1: What Moffat did is actually amazing and honestly if you take a minute to think about it, what RTD in getting rid of Gallifrey was actually a really stupid move that restricted a lot of what the show could become.
2: Moffat actually said that he thought Rose’s story was done [and loved the ending that RTD gave her] but still wanted to have Billie play a part in the special because he understands how important her role was to bringing the show back. He was being respectful, not trying to not give you your OTP (And really, the show is not about the Doctor and Rose. It was at one point, but no more. It’s not his job to give you absolutely everything you want out of it and honestly if they had interacted then people would be complaining about that so honestly there is no way he could have won which is really infuriating and sad.)
3: The Doctor’s decision to burn Gallifrey was a last resort because he thought he had no other options. TLV!10 might have gone back to stop himself from doing that, but wouldn’t have had a plan to stop the destruction of the universe/time/Rassilon’s plan that he more or less hypnotized or threatened the High Council into accepting. In the special, they had a new plan. One that did have a chance of not working (and FYI he doesn’t know if it worked or not or even what he did to change it until he gets to be 11 at that point in time) but one that would stop the destruction that was going on throughout the Galaxy. TLV!10 had no care for the consequences of his actions. The 10 in the special did. What they did was give Gallifrey a chance and end the war without destroying it.
TL;DR: Think it through before you post needless hate on my gifsets.
Maniacal laughter seems to be the general consensus.
I’m not even sure why I’m reblogging this
there are too many reasons
I don’t need to tease it, It’s Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, of course you’re going to watch it. Don’t be ridiculous!