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Behind the Scenes of Utopia (Part Three)

Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s coverage of the filming for DWM issue #384 

“The whole season builds up to this,” says David Tennant, who plays the Doctor. “There are little clues and hints, and what I think is the masterstroke - excuse the pun - is introducing the idea, in Episodes 8 and 9, that a Time Lord can become human. You think that Episode 11 is about the flotsam and jetsam of the human race trying to make a future for itself, and maybe being chased around by some slightly bonkers, Mad Max cannibal types - but then, two-thirds of the way in, this rather avuncular, twinkly figure, Professor Yana, whips out his fob watch, and the whole thing goes in a completely different, unexpected direction. 

“David’s performance in Episode 11 is incredible,” says director, Graeme Harper. “It’s only the third time that I’ve seen the Doctor afraid: Peter Davison was running for his life in The Caves of Androzani [the Fifth Doctor’s swansong, which Graeme directed in 1984]; David was terrified of what was happening to him when he was possessed by the sun in 42; and here you see that he’s terrified of the Master, and what the Master can do. If possible, the Master’s ability to create evil, I think, is slightly greater than the Doctor’s ability to do good.  The Doctor has to use every ounce of his intelligence in order to outwit and overcome his nemesis.”

Other parts of this set:  [ one ]  [ two ]  [ four ]
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