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David Tennant living the fan-boy’s dream on the set of Doctor Who

This post was inspired by gallifreyburning's awesome tags on this other post, which read (in part):
#David’s face #inside that Dalek #you know that the entire DW set was just a playground for him 24/7 #squeezing Ood heads and riding around in Daleks #bless his little Whovian heart

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David Tennant fanboying about the American Doctor Who comic series (from an MTV news segment filmed during 2009’s Comic Con)

I love the way that the thing that thrills him the most is the bit on the back of the book where he’s in a line-up with all of the other Doctors.

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Current emotion: Realization that David Tennant in an American TV show means David Tennant on American Talk shows

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David Tennant and Mark Gatiss - a photoset

These two met and bonded over their mutual love for Doctor Who, and they worked together numerous times down through the years before finally working together on the show that had cemented their friendship (both on “The Idiot’s Lantern”, an episode Mark wrote, and on “The Lazarus Experiment”, an episode that Mark guest-starred in).  Mark was one of the first people David told after getting the role of the Tenth Doctor.

I love fanboy friends.

Mark Gatiss from the Quatermass Documentary:
At the end of rehearsal, we had mics in our hair and he (David) said, “We have to get de-mic’ed, I’ve got to tell you something.”  I thought something had gone terribly wrong with the production… and he said, “Chris isn’t coming back to Doctor Who next year.”  I said, “Oh God! Really?”  He said, “Yeah, and they’ve asked me,” and it was like, “Oh my God!”  As long as we’ve known each other we’ve talked about how we’d play the Doctor.  It’s our dream come true, so it was extremely sweet. I think he was quite nervous about telling me somehow, as if I’d actually try to kill him and take his TARDIS off him.

Trivia:
Mark wrote a part for his friend David in the episode “The Unquiet Dead”, but Russell T. Davies, who was working with David on Casanova and who already had David in mind for the Tenth Doctor, talked Mark into making the mortician character an older man so the part would no longer be appropriate for David — mainly because RTD didn’t want to use David in a small part if he was later going to be the Doctor.