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Behind the Scenes of Evolution of the Daleks / Daleks In Manhattan (Part Four)

Excerpt from the DVD Commentary by David Tennant, Nick Briggs (voice of the Daleks), and Barney Curnow (Visual Effects On Set Supervisor)

[talking about the Tenth Doctor screaming up at the Daleks]
Nick Briggs: Now this was incredible, David, you doing this.  You had to do so many takes and so many different shots of this, and every time you were working yourself up. Of course, I do hear everybody’s mics on my headphones

David Tennant: Oh, all the radio mics get sent through to you

Nick: Yeah, I get that all the time, so I could really hear you going through agony to get yourself to the right pitch <tries to mimic David’s heavy, fast breathing noises> …and it’s really quite disturbing, actually.

David: We did do a lot of coverage on this, didn’t we? Because there’s so many people to cover, I suppose. You try to give it your all each time, but unfortunately I think I slightly overdid it because there’s a scene that we filmed the next day, which we’ll come to later, where I sound a little bit vocally worse-for-wear, frankly.  That will come ‘round in about 20 odd minutes time.

Nick: I think it paid off, because you just have that fear that… It’s like with me doing the voice, because it’s never about the shot for my voice. Every time I have to do it at the big pitch just in case they decide to use that bit for technical reasons.

David: Right.

Nick: And likewise for you - it would be Murphy’s Law, as it were, that the one take you weren’t happy with and up to pitch that for some techinical reason that should be the shot

David: Exactly

Nick:  I was very impressed

David: Well thanks, Nick

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