“It broke me up, their performance. The reality of the way they played that sequence was absolutely extraordinary. You can see they almost look at each other but they’re only looking at empty spaces and it seems extraordinary but I think they played that absolutely truthfully. It’s a brilliant piece of work.” - Graeme Harper (Episode Director of Doctor Who Series 2: Doomsday)
lmao, trust david tennant to be as upset as tumblr was
Obsession can be good
#2. The Geek Who Would Be Doctor Who
Started Out As:
A young, obsessed Doctor Who fan whose schoolteachers had to tell him to shut up about it.
Recently, Doctor Who won a victory over Star Trek by becoming the longest-running science fiction series ever. Twice as many actors have played the Doctor over its entire run as have played James Bond. All the way back in the ’70s, the role belonged to Tom Baker (the fourth Doctor), and his biggest fan in the universe was a geeky kid named David McDonald.
And McDonald was a megafan to an extent that few men could begin to realize. As a child in school, it was all he ever wrote about, to the point where his teacher had to tell him to stop before she had to fail him. His most treasured possession was the stripy Doctor Who scarf his grandmother knitted him.But he was a talented kid, even if he channeled all that talent into incessantly ranting about Doctor Who (a teacher still has one of his essays about the Doctor, titled “Intergalactic Overload,” in which McDonald talked about becoming obsessed with the thought of being the Time Lord himself). And where most kids eventually drop their fantasy of growing up to be, say, a Jedi, David McDonald stuck to his guns and joined acting school. Only, because they already had a guy named David McDonald, he changed his name to something that a lot of nerds will find instantly familiar: David Tennant.Tennant worked hard, forging himself a successful career in Shakespearean stage productions, until one day, while recording a radio play, he learned of a project that was being recorded next door: a Doctor Who animation being produced in an attempt to revive the series after a 14-year hiatus. This was Tennant’s big break. He crashed the production and managed somehow to convince the director to give him a small role. Now that his foot was in the door, he was able to audition for the role he was born to play once the series geared up again. And guess what? He lost to Christopher Eccleston.Oh, but they gave Tennant the role a year later, when Eccleston quit. And Tennant went on to be voted the best version of the Doctor ever by fans, which makes sense, because he knew the character better than anyone in the history of the universe. As if that wasn’t a big enough screw you to the realists who mocked his obsession, he also married the daughter of Peter Davison, the fifth Doctor. Because apparently his good fortune just wasn’t implausible enough already.
this is why i love me some tennant.
that’d be my man, in his closet, time traveling naked with david tennant. suck on that, ladies.
1 year ago · 0 notes
Doctor Who Series 3 Outtakes (x)
Anonymous asked: 5 top things you like about david tennant.
1. his eyes2. his derp3. his acting and, specifically, his range4. his lips and his smile5. his nerdy enthusiasm
Ever find your self wondering.. How an Ood’s head feels?
David Tennant, you’re such an adorable dork.
oh david. this is why we love you.
i need to stop searching the david tennant tags.
i completely lose myself for way longer than i should.
1 year ago · 5 notes
i may or may not have teared up with this photoset. goddammit.