AU: The Doctors set off the Moment in order to preserve time continuity
omg i just realized how ridiculous the "bring back gallifrey" plot is in terms of ten's timeline. He is literally just about to go into EoT when he has to get rid of the timelords/gallifrey again (well so he thinks again). oh boy
it makes NO sense lmfao
in End of Time it’s like “gallifrey’s coming back” and he’s like OH HALE NAW because gallifrey is the worst
but a week earlier he was unwriting his own character development because the children!!!!! the precious loom babies!!!! lol ok
William Hartnell (David Bradley) // The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
An Adventure in Space and Time // The End of Time Part II
Meta about the Tenth Doctor's feelings about regeneration/death.
lol I love it tbqh, his tantrum in EOT is one of my favourite scenes. Ten was, for better or worse (better), the most “human” Doctor, and there are few things more “human” than fearing death and change. This is also a character who has gradually had everyone and everything he loves ripped away from him; it would be unbelievable to me if he didn’t break down over it. And I think in some ways it’s impressive that this character who has lost so much and has, at that point, so little, still doesn’t want to die.
In context too, people usually are like “well no other Doctor freaked out so much over regeneration” — but no other Doctor has like a year of random people on busses going PS UR GONNA DIE leaving him with all this time alone to really ruminate on it. (lol except maybe Eleven, and we haven’t seen his regeneration yet, so…) Ten in particular is kind of a control freak, and I think we see how that kind of looming predestiny infuriates him and he really tries to avoid it (including the wild bender with Queen Elizabeth), when there are loads of times over the course of s2-s4 where he is more than willing to give his life to whatever cause when it’s his decision.
Ten’s impending regeneration and RTD’s departure was a big fucking deal in the media world at the time and I thought it made absolute sense for the story to work with that and acknowledge it rather than try to ignore it. People talk about the companion tour at the end of EOT being “self-indulgent” and I’m kind of like… yeah? is that really that much of a travesty after 5 years, to say goodbye to this particular chapter of the show by giving people a glimpse of the characters they won’t likely ever see again? Like, ok. (And for the record, pre-emptively, even if I have no special emotional attachment myself to most of the characters who inhabited Eleven’s era, I would be a-okay with there being cameos from the Ponds and River etc when Eleven regenerates. Go for it, dude.)
Did you know that The End of Time was not the last thing David Tennant filmed as the Doctor? It was actually this, The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, even though the latter was broadcast before the former.
Did you know that David Tennant insisted on changing the script so that the Doctor called Sarah Jane “Sarah” because the Third and Fourth Doctors called her that when she travelled with them in the TARDIS.
Share A Coke With Your Girlfriend/Boyfriend (2013)
Have you seen what we were drinking? Good nobody saw that!