Behind the Scenes of Planet of the Dead - Part Two
Excerpts from Tom Spilsbury and Benjamin Cook’s article for DWM (#407)
Of course, it may have seemed like a long wait for a new episode since The Next Doctor last Christmas, but it was even longer for the production team - with David Tennant returning as the Doctor for Planet of the Dead after eight months away, starring in the RSC’s Hamlet. “There was a proper, genuine excitement when David returned to Cardiff,” says Russell [T. Davies]. “I’m not kidding, we were all buzzing! When I got to the readthrough, I realised, powerfully, how much I’d missed it.”
“David was in fine form at that readthrough,” says Gareth [Roberts, co-writer of Planet of the Dead], “and obviously glad to be back. The cast in any TV production always looks to the leading actor to set the tone, and he was straight back in there as the Doctor, no problem, sparking. I was sat right opposite him, and it was rather like being caught in an electric storm.”
“We’re not Doctor Who fans by accident,” smiles Russell. “There really is something unique and special about that Time Lord and the life that he leads. Both the character and David himself fill the production with energy, and we’re all aware that we haven’t got many of these good times with David left.
Tenth and Peri, just as i told :) Surely will draw more mixed teams - i get a huge stress from my new job, that’s make me draw a lot (really, these Peri and Ten were a doodle which laying for 1,5 years in my scan pics) D:
Hey, guys! So, I decided to make a follow forever, as everyone is making one and it’s been a while sice I made my last one. ｡◕‿◕｡This one is starring Jensen life ruiner Ackles wearing booty shorts and sunglasses, holding Jared and Genevieve’s dog and drinking a milkshake (well, I think it is milkshake :s), aka cause of my death. Sorry :s Well, I just wanted to say thank you, guys, for this year! I love seeing every single one of you on my dash! I admire all your blogs and I’m 100% sure that behind them there are amazing people. ♥ I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays, and I also want to wish you a happy, an amazing 2015! (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
David Tennant, Catherine Tate, and Phil Collinson on the episode podcast.
[talking about the window-cradle scene]
Phil Collinson: I love you in this basket. You just absolutely go for it.
David Tennant: And that was all green-screen, of course
PC: Yeah, it was. And then we had to fly the sonic screwdriver on a green screen as well
DT: …and I had to catch it
Catherine Tate: And you did!
PC: I love it! What a catch! How many times did you drop it?
DT: I did drop it a couple of times. [Phil laughs loudly] I remember we rehearsed it twice and I caught it both times but as soon as the camera started I kept dropping the thing.
[talking about filming the scene in the street pictured above]
PC: It was difficult doing all that night shooting on the streets there, because obviously we’ve got a lot of people… onlookers. We have to have quite a lot of security to keep people out of the way and stop them wandering into the shots and wrestling you both to the ground for autographs.
[lots of laughter]
Other Partners in Crime behind-the-scenes posts: [ one ] [ two ] Full list of behind-the-scenes posts: [ here ]
Thank you to all of the people who take and share set visit photos!
If you are in the RT/AH, Sherlock or Doctor Who fandom i will send you a message with a photo or gif or anything that reminds me of you blog content and design! 1 reblog! That is all it takes! I will do this with every single person that reblogs! Every single one..