svanderslice (svanderslice) wrote,

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They sooooo should have made this!

So I just got my Doctor Who Magazine Series Two Companion in the mail today (I'm American, so I had to order this special). I took a brief break from writing my English essay to scan through the pages. In the Doomsday section there is a blurb about the little "TARDISODES" that they make for the web. The one for Doomsday just has a news woman urging the public to run from the cybermen. Apparently the original script was much different. See below:

An earlier draft of Tardisode 13 was very different. This featured a voice-over from Jackie talking about Rose over a montage of clips of Billie Piper, ending with the Doctor laying flowers at Rose's grave, marked ROSE MARION TYLER, 1987 - 2006. "GATHER THE ROSE OF LOVE WHILST YET IS TIME." Followed by the camera panning to another gravestone reading, JACQUELINE ANDREA SUZETTE TYLER. 1966 - 2006. "FOR THE CHILD IS THE ANCHOR THAT HOLDS A MOTHER TO LIFE."

Seriously, I get why they took it out, because the Doctor understands that Rose is alive. But wow! How beautiful would that little scene have been? And the epitaphs on the graves are just heartbreakingly beautiful. I'd like to believe that the Doctor would have chosen those words for Rose, and the ones for Jackie are so perfect. If you can say anything about that woman, she loves her daughter.

Also, I thought this scene could inspire some great fic, if anyone's interested.
Tags: doctor who, doctor/rose

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