Duncan: Oh, can’t complain. There was something I’ve been meaning to tell you…
I met your Da. It was a long time ago in London. I was just a boy – well, I didn’t meet him really, just saw him do a fella in at the London Opera House. I was sitting in the balcony with an uncle of mine. Went to have a piss and when I came back, there’s your Da. Dashing as they come, he was - shirt, jacket, immaculate. My uncle was just slumped there. Looked like he was sleeping. But I knew better even if I was a child.
Your Da locked eyes on me. And I don’t think I’ve ever been so frightened as I was in that instant. It wasn’t a fear that he was going to cause me pain, it was a sense that he saw right through me – into my heart – and he’d crush it if it pleased him.
But he didn’t. He just raised his finger to his lips and gestured for my silence. I complied. Then he was gone.
Connor: That must have been in the days before his betrayal was made public. He would have sailed for the Colonies not long after. I’m astonished that you were actually there.
Duncan: You can imagine my surprise when I saw his face. Took me a while to piece it together but… there you have it. Thought you’d like to know.
Behind the scenes of The Waters of Mars (Part Eight)
Excerpts from the podcast commentary with David Tennant, Russell T Davies, and Julie Gardner
RTD: Do you know what? This is probably our last commentary together, us three. JG: It is! DT: Ooooohhhh RTD: Because hopefully there will be commentaries in some shape or form for the last two episodes on various formats, but us three won’t get to be together again! DT: We’re all in different countries these days. JG: Surely in twenty years time we’ll be wheeled out in our bath chairs to… DT: To tell the truth! RTD: [laughs] JG: Yeah, exactly DT: To give the real commentary JG: To dish the dirt. DT: …talk about who we hated RTD: My nights with Yuri DT & JG: [laughs] JG: That sounds like your autobiography [more laughing] RTD: Oh dear. That brings me down to Earth. We will be doing commentaries DT: Do you think we will? RTD: Yes! DT: Will there be commentaries in 20 years time? Or will you just have something downloaded into your head RTD: Actually we’ll appear on screen directly! We’ll actually be like holograms on screen. JG: Holograms in our bath chairs RTD: No - holograms will make us look young and beautiful, surely, otherwise what’s the point DT: We can be CGI’ed.
[…] RTD [during the scene where the Doctor chooses to save the crew]: This is our last commentary together and you are just so amazing! JG: Magnificent RTD: When you take something and.. you’re going berserk, and I think it’s such a brilliant performance, I can’t begin to tell you. DT: Well, it’s because it’s there. It’s in the writing. That’s what you do. RTD: I only said that so you’d pay the compliment back DT & RTD: [hearty laughs] DT: That was Phil Ford’s bit, I’m sure. [Phil Ford is the co-writer of this episode] RTD: But it’s phenomenal. It’s simply phenomenal.
I rewatched Orphan Black recently, 1x06 actually, and during Leekie’s lecture about Neolution, he approaches Cosima and talks about her glasses. He goes “Within the very near future I’ll be able to offer you the ability to see into a spectrum never before seen by the naked eye; Infrared, X-rays, ultravaiolet.”
I think that line alone was talked about, fairly so, but when you take a closer look at the screens around him you see this:
It’s the exact design of Rachel’s eye! We see it more clearly in the S4 teaser from few months back too:
Leekie’s “near future” was even nearer than we thought, which brings me back to the S3 finale: “Wherever you think the science is at, I guarantee you’re wrong.” What else might be waiting for us?
It’s one of the little details that make Orphan Black such an epic show.
Rachel wearing that famous sweater of Sarah’s, you know which one i’m talking about, while she’s away
Sarah and Rachel bowling like some doo wop sugary pop teenagers-in-love from the 50s
Rachel standing up to the girls that were teasing Sarah for being lower class
Tangled AU- Sarah as Flynn Rider, Rachel as Rapunzel, (leekie as the mom lol)
Sarah models (nude) for an art class to earn extra cash. Rachel can’t stop blushing behind her canvas when they make eye contact
Rachel annihilating her opponent in Debate Class to show off to her crush Sarah, who just sits in the back of the classroom listening to music and not paying attention
Rachel trying to prove her toughness to Sarah
Sarah is in a rush to her next class, grabs the wrong notes from Rachel (p.s. “S.M& R.D” are drawn in hearts all over the pages)
Rachel’s parents hire a “pool boy” for the summer cough cough Sarah
Sarah secretly likes being the little spoon
Dirty Dancing AU? (nobody puts rayray in the corner)
Freaking. Matching. Halloween. Costumes.
soldier!Sarah surprises her girlfriend Rachel when she comes home
ok that one scene from the Notebook where Noah jumps on the ferris wheel. But it’s Sarah hanging on the ferris wheel asking for just one date and Rachel does something to embarrass her after agreeing and she has that little smirk
Rachel accidentally liking one of Sarah’s instagram posts from 83 weeks ago (yikes)
Sarah is a huge dork that everyone loves. Rachel doesn’t understand why she suddenly gets so shy around her
Sarah giving Rachel one of her earbuds so she can “show her this really cool band” when really its just an excuse to get closer to her
i miss sarah manning i miss cosima niehaus i miss alison hendrix i miss helena i miss krystal golderitch i miss rachel duncan i miss beth childs i miss tony sawicki i miss delphine cormier i miss donnie hendrix i miss siobhan sadler i miss felix dawkins i miss gemma hendrix i miss oscar hendrix i miss kira i miss cal morrison i miss jesse i miss arthur bell i miss scott smith i miss gracie johanssen i miss mark rollins i miss bobby i miss sarah stubbs i miss shay davydov i miss ferdinand i miss charlotte i miss kendall malone i miss denise the cat i miss orphan black
oh god… the new series is going to throw everything I’ve written for the comic out the window.. no one will like the series if its too far off the canon… oh no…
18:42 minutes later….
*pumps fist* I was close enough! Yoglabs are involved so that’s all that matters for me! Oh man I hope Xephos is involved in this… I did kinda put all my bets on him being the “bad guy” (for reasons I wont spoil).
I am so pumped for this series I forgot how much I missed Duncan and Kim in a minecraft series. Now I don’t care if they blow my headcannons out of the water, half the fun of em is making them up in the first place. Mine get blown up? I’ll just make new ones, better ones. WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY!