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18 September 2008 @ 01:29 pm
A wise decision  
I just had the pleasure of reading an interview with David Tennant for the 400th issue of Doctor Who Magazine. Besides being his usual charming and witty self, David gave us a tiny insight into the Doctor at the start of 2009's Christmas special.

"It doesn't carry on immediately from the end of series four. It was going to in the first draft of the script, but then it was decided that the ending of episode thirteen, was so kind of momentous and bleak that actually the Doctor may just need a bit of time out. An undisclosed amount of time has passed, and he lands in 1851, in London. It's Christmas Eve, and he's having quite a nice time until he hears...well, until it all starts to go wrong."

I am actually really pleased with this decision. I agree that he'd need some time to get over the huge losses of both Rose and Donna, as well as having to confront the Dales again. Plus, I can see him being rather gun shy at getting another companion right away, seeing as how well using Martha as his rebound companion worked out (as much as he didn't mean to hurt her).

Plus, this way they can leave the angst out of the script without offending anyone. He's had his time to mourn, we just missed it.
Current Mood: calmcalm
MVmrv3000 on September 18th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
A Christmas episode that'll be low on angst? I'm not sure how to relate to that. :D
aimeekitty on September 20th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
actually I was just thinking today, that some time has passed FOR US, the viewers since the heartbreak of season 4. right as it happened, I was desperate for more content.

but now... it's kinda good I think that time is passing before we get anymore content. It feels like a natural progression. Like after a bad breakup, eventually, it doesnt hurt so bad anymore, you get zen about it, the sky is blue and you have a nice day.

So for us and the Doctor some time has passed. I like that!

though I do hope we get to see a few inklings of mourning, like we got in season 3/4. :)