“What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason!
how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how
express and admirable! in action how like an angel!
in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the
world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me,
what is this quintessence of dust?”-Hamlet, William Shakespeare.


The Christmas Invasion - Behind the Scenes [Part 7]

Excerpt from Benjamin Cook’s articles in Doctor Who Magazine #365

“I’m suggesting you almost fall out of the TARDIS,” James  [Hawes, director] calls out.

This is David’s big entrance in the Christmas special. He’s wearing his predecessor’s black leather jacket especially for the occasion. Noel and Camille are waiting to greet him outside the TARDIS.

“This is your big moment,” yells Camille. “Yay!”

David stumbles out of the police box.  “I might do a bit of this,” he says to James, putting his hands on Camille and Noel’s shoulders.

“Ooh, I like that,” jumps in Camille. “Touchy feely stranger.”

“And you,” says James to Noel, “should be like, ‘Who is this guy?’”

“Do I care though?” asks Noel. “Seriously?”

Also, David suggests fixing his gaze on Mickey and Jackie, rather than looking around at the estate on which he’s landed.

“Okay,” says James, “stand by to shoot.”

“And… action!”

“Here we are then,” says David, emerging from the TARDIS. “London, Earth, the Solar System. I did it!” He walks forward, delighted. “Jackie! Mickey! Blimey! No, hold on a minute, wait there, let me think, what was I gonna say? There was something…”

He trails off. To everyone’s astonishment, an old man in a dirty raincoat is shuffling through the scene, ignoring the actors and everything else around him. It’s as if we’re all invisible. Everyone stares at him open-mouthed.

As he passes Noel, the old man - let’s call him Scrooge - scowls. “Bloody BBC,” Scrooge mutters, “it’s full of poofs and homosexuals!”

“There’s a dentists over there, mate,” shouts out Noel, as Scrooge hobbles off. “Why don’t you go and get your teeth fixed?”

“I like the way he put them into two categories,” laughs David, afterwards. “Poofs and homosexuals! Heaven forbid!”

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Tatennant AU: The Runaway Bride :}
“The girl I love was now engaged to one of its biggest jerks. There’s a time when a man needs to fight.. and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny’s lost… the ship has sailed, and that only a fool will continue. Truth is, I’ve always been a fool.”

I just watched Big Fish today, and I thought it’s gonna be fun.
This is for you @fangjy I just want something different. I hope you enjoy it.

So I’ve been thinking about the Woman in the End of Time

I never really followed the whole “Doctor’s Mum” “headcannon”

But what if it was Romana. What if the last the Dr heard of her before the war was her as Lady President. What if neither had actually really talked to each other since she knew him as Four. 

And the first time they lay eyes on each other in hundreds of years, Romana, the one companion he might have actually had a real romantic relationship with, the Romana he first resented as cocky, book-smart, and superior, the Romana he squabbled with and then mentored, who he saw go on to lead Gallifrey, he finally meets again here, in the ultimate fall from grace. 

They recognize each other, but they don’t. Romana is no longer the bright-eyed idealist she once was. The Dr is so much older, war-hardened, cynical, different from the jelly-baby eating buffoon she loved. 

Their faces are shocked, horrified, sad. I love Tennant’s ability to quickly sift through about five different emotions on his face in a matter of seconds. You see that here. I don’t think that the Dr would have the same emotions with his mum. He left Gallifrey as an old man, with children and grandchildren of his own. He was something of a pariah even before he left, and never seemed to be tied to his home or family (except Susan). 

Seeing his Mum in such a state of punishment probably wouldn’t upset him much more than seeing any other Time Lord in that state. Except Romana. Seeing Romana there would break his hearts.