age of steel doctor who

fic: some you win, some you lose

Ten/Rose, post-Age of Steel


The atmosphere on the TARDIS was strained for a few days after Mickey chose to stay in the parallel world. Once she’d spent some time with her Mum, Rose returned to the ship and wandered around a bit aimlessly, feeling too restless to wallow in bed, too guilty to seek out the Doctor’s company.

He seemed to be under the impression that she needed a break from travelling, needed to spend some time suspended in the vortex to work through her feelings. In reality, that was the last thing she needed. She kept hinting at him that she’d prefer to just get back out there and see the world, the universe, to take her mind off of quite effectively pushing her once best mate away so spectacularly that she’d never ever see him again.

But he didn’t believe her, and made up some excuse about the TARDIS needing rest and recuperation. Consequently, the Time Lord had been stuck under the console for the best part of three days, and Rose was bored, lonely, and feeling a little too emotionally fragile for her liking. She wasn’t used to it, didn’t like it, and wanted to pretend she was fine. And the Doctor - bloody good at doing exactly that himself, she knew - was unfairly not indulging her in that desire. He kept looking at her with sympathy in his eyes and a sad smile on his face, too.


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Ten Years of Ten: The Age of Steel (May 20, 2006)

“You just don’t get it, do you? An army’s nothing. Because those ordinary people, they’re the key. The most ordinary person could change the world.  Some ordinary man or woman, some idiot. All it takes is for him to find, say, the right numbers. Say the right codes. Say, for example, the code behind the emotional inhibitor. The code right in front of him.”


Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel - Behind the Scenes (Part Five)

From the DVD commentary with Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), and Shaun Dingwall (Pete Tyler)

[Filming the scene where Mickey & Ricky split off from the group]

Noel: Do you remember here?  Billie was laughing because I kissed her so hard I nearly head butted her.  Do you remember?

[Camille and Shaun laughing]

Shaun: I do.

Noel: Mickey gives her the kiss and runs off… I remember her laughing because it was a real hard kiss, so she was like, ‘You nearly knocked my teeth out!’

[Filming Mickey’s goodbye to Rose at the end of the episode]

Noel: I think they should have had a snog here, man

Camille: Oh, you would!  This is a very emotional bit.

Noel: Of course it is, but he’s not had a proper kiss from her.

Shaun: Hasn’t he?  Ever?  In the whole time…

Noel: Not in this series, no.  Obviously he has, but not on-screen in this series, no.

Shaun:  Really? What about in the first series?

Noel: No

Shaun: He didn’t get a snog in that either?

Noel: No. Just various pecks and smooches but not a full-on…

Shaun: You’ll want to have a word with your agent.

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Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel - Behind the Scenes (Part Four)

From the DVD commentary with Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), and Shaun Dingwall (Pete Tyler)

[talking about Pete’s World Pete rejecting Rose]

Noel: Why did Pete?

Camille:  Why don’t you… 

Shaun: He can’t handle it!

Camille:   You’re completely in denial there!

Shaun: Yeah, completely.

Camille: Do you hear her?

Shaun: How could you get your head around that?

Camille: You just left!!  But Pete, you were so lovely as well… and caring.

Shaun: It’s not that he’s not being lovely, it’s just… how would you deal with that? You know?

Camille: You were so lovely. You always were out of the two of us… the one people have more sympathy with, and there you are turning against your child.

Noel: [laughing]

Shaun: I’m not turning.  I just don’t think he can get his head around it, you know?  

Camille: I know it’s heavy, but…

Shaun:  The daughter he’s never had!

Camille: I’m very protective of my Bill.  How was she that night when you were all…? 

Shaun: What do you mean?

Camille: It’s quite a big thing for Rose to say goodbye to her father again, for the second time, and actually the rejection of that.

Shaun: Well, he’s not her father, you know?  He’s not her father at this point.

Camille: I know, I know

Shaun: So I don’t think he’s turning against her, actually.

Camille: Okay, we’ll cut and print on that then. I’ll let you off on that one, Shaun.

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Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel - Behind the Scenes (Part Three)

Excerpts from Jason Arnopp’s behind-the-scenes article from DWM #370

First, a rehearsal run-through. When the Cyberman strides up to execute Don [Warrington, playing the President], this is the first time the cast have heard one speak. Most of them can’t help grinning through sheer glee as Nick Briggs’ Cyber-voice emerges from speakers. In one of the actual takes, there’s further hilarity when Don’s earpiece pops out, mid-speech. David [Tennant] nimbly catches it and hands it back.

“You do have to fight down any impulses you have to say stupid lines over the speakers,” confides Nick. “I feel those impulses the whole time! But you have to remember how distracting and annoying that would be if you were directing. If actors incessantly muck around when I’m directing audio plays, you think, “It was funny the first time, now stop it!”

Steffan Morris, the Second Assistant Director, gets an enthusiastic response when he asks for party guests to return for additional filming tomorrow. “I’ve got 13 volunteers,” he announces after a head count, “and we only need ten.”

Nick adopts his finest evil-genius tones: “Kill three of them…”

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