Behind the scenes of The Sound of Drums/The Last of the Time Lords (Part Two)
Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s coverage of the filming for DWM issue #385
It’s Thursday 8 March. DWM is standing in a slate quarry, near Merthyr Tydfil, in the Welsh valleys. It takes a special kind of stupid not to be wearing a coat. In DWM’s defense, we didn’t realize quite how high up and exposed Vaynor Quarry would be. […]
In the quarry, John and David are fighting over a watch (with which the Master can self-destruct his entire fleet of ships, and destroy the world, and what’s the betting it can display multiple time zones and is waterproof up to 200 metres?), above a steep drop. It’s a long way down, and there’s sod all at the bottom bar slate. “I know everyone will start shouting if I go too near the edge,” says David, “but I’m just compelled.”
“I’ll do it!” threatens the Master.
“Weapon after weapon after weapon,” chides the Doctor, “and all you do is talk and talk and –”
He is interrupted by the faint, dainty melodies of an ice cream van chiming away in the distance. “I don’t believe it,” laughs John, as the take is abandoned. “We’re in the middle of nowhere, and the Benny Hill theme is running in the background!”
“I’m surprised,” adds David, “they have ice cream at this time of year.”
“Well, it is Wales.”
[…] Back in Vaynor Quarry, John Simm has filmed his final scene for today. “When’s the funeral?” he asks.
“Tonight,” David answers. “We’re waiting for you to leave, then we’re burning your effigy.”
“The death of Vader!” chuckles John. “Doesn’t the Doctor push me out to sea?”
“No, that was in the old script.”
“Can we have Light My Fire playing then?” asks John. “Try now we can only lose / And our love become a funeral pyre…”
That night, things hot up. Oh yes! A pyre is set alight by the special effects boys, and David is handed a burning torch. “I’m worried about the sparks,” he says, before the take. “If someone sees my coat go up, just shout.”
The parts are available here: [ 1 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]
Other behind-the-scenes photosets are available here
Hello, you lovely and wonderful people! I recently hit 5K followers and honestly it’s hard to even imagine? I’m so happy you’re all here and that you find my yelling entertaining enough to stick around. It’s been a long time (2.5K?) since I did a Follow Forever, so I’d like to take some time to call out the wonderful people who make this site what it is!
Warning: there are a lot! Haha why are you all so ridiculously amazingl?
Excerpts from DWM #381 (article(s) by Jason Arnopp)
[Quotes from Anne Reid:] “I told my agent I couldn’t wait to suck David Tennant’s blood. She told me I wasn’t the only one!”
“He’s the most wonderful Doctor Who and he’s so nice to work with. So kind. Makes a huge difference. When you have a leading actor who’s as genuinely nice as he is, it goes through the whole company, in my experience. I didn’t realize he had a Scottish accent!”
[Russell T. Davies on Anne Reid:] “She was brilliant, and David got on with her a treat. That scene, where she’s sucking his blood with a straw… must’ve been 500 takes cos they were both laughing so much.”
[Roy Marsden (who plays Stoker) on David Tennant:] "David has a dynamic, energy, charm, and a wonderful quality of innocence. That’s very attractive in a character. His energy drives the show. He’s what I call an actor who really hangs out the line, so everyone else can hang their washing on it.”
[Freema on David:] "Straight away, I was a little bit in awe,” she confesses. "I’m glad that we did a few scenes without him yesterday, to give me a chance to be calm on set. Having said that, there was a moment today, when I looked at him and had to do a double-take. He’s amazing. He’s so good at what he does: a quality actor. Being in a scene with him, I find myself watching him like a viewer, then remembering that I actually have to interact with him and say lines!”
Other BTS posts about Smith and Jones are here: [ 1 ] [ 2 ]
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The rest of my behind-the-scenes photosets are available [ here ]
Summary: reader works at a diner and one night a mysterious man walks in and changes her life as she does with his
Pairing: bucky x reader
Word Count: 2390
Warnings: smut, slight angst, fluff
True to his word, James does come back; every night for the next few weeks always when you’re working the graveyard shift. He likes it better it that way, it’s quiet and intimate and he has you all to himself. Instead of sitting separately, you started to sit across from him in the booth, sometimes studying and sometimes you’re both sharing stories with each other from your childhoods but James always orders a plate of fries that he shares with you, leaving the fluffy ones for you. Over time you notice that James becomes more relaxed, his posture is no longer stiff and tense and the blue in his eyes gets lighter while the bags under them begin to disappear. When he’s with you, his sarcastic flirty self slides its way back into his personality. No longer is James just another customer but he’s something that you look forward to every night, knowing that you’ll see him again just makes your day better. He makes you better and you him.
“Hello gorgeous,” James’ voice moves through the diner, louder than the bell above the door.
“You’re here early,” you said as you picked up the change from a table that the last customer had left.
“Just had to see my favorite girl,” he replied with a smile. Martha and the chef let out a soft ‘aw’ and you could just feel the blush rise to your cheeks.
“Stop it,” you said in a playful tone, looking away from him.
“Oh c’mon doll, don’t be like that. Let me see those beautiful eyes,” James said as he moved closer to you, until he was standing in front of you with his index finger hooked under your chin, lifting it up so he could look into your eyes.
“Is this how you get all the ladies?” You smirk and he gasps, moving his hand away from your chin and over his heart, feigning a hurt expression. You couldn’t help but let out a giggle at the action.
“Of course not,” he scoffs, “it’s how I get you.”
“Damn,” both Martha and the chef say at the same time causing James to look passed you and give them a wink before they walk away, leaving the both of you alone.
“So anyways,” he whispered to you as he traced your lips with his thumb, creating goosebumps on your skin, “I was thinkin’ that I should take you out on a date sometime.”
She is, quite frankly, the ugliest ra.t ive ever laid eyes upon. Her ears aren’t equal on her head, her eyes bulge out, she’s got a stubby nose, and her coat is wiry, but somehow she found her way into my heart.
Martha Stewrat, you are my favorite and i love you.
.. am I the only one who noticed just how much Jack seems to boost Martha’s confidence in matters concerning the Doctor??
Like, when Ten says that bit about unrequited love, and Martha looks so unhappy, and Jack just literally goes “You too, huh?” and she instantly perks up (well, not really - but at least she doesn’t feel as bad anymore). Or when Martha said she was going to vote for the Master and the Doctor just gives her a /look/ like he wants to say, ‘well that doesn’t say much’ (which, wtf??? but his constant underappreciation of her is a whole other can of worms) - and then Jack chimes in that he, too, was planning on doing that, and the Doctor suddenly believes them / believes something is going on.
Or of course, my personal favorite, the scene in Reset where Martha tells Jack about how an ‘impeccable source’ recommended her to UNIT (‘highly’ recommended her actually, so I guess that’s something), and he basically replies something along the lines of 'he probs thought he owed you a favor’ and her face instantly falls, like she’s only now thinking of that possibility and being crushed with disappointment, but Jack just adds, smiling, “Guess we all do.”, swiftly and smoothly reminding her that she /did/ save the Earth, and she grins again, confidence reinstored.
Irdk, I just really love the Jack-Martha friendship - they should have gotten so much more screentime!!!