On playing the role, he said: "You're not really expected to follow what went before, you're sort of expected to go your own way and mess it up a little bit the Doctor is different each time. You know James Bond is always James Bond and Tarzan is always Tarzan and Sherlock Holmes is always Sherlock Holmes but the Doctor is up to you, it's a blank sheet and you can scribble all over it, it's up to you."
He compared the job to being the United States president, saying: "You always get to be called the Doctor."
SpacexULA":f4cwtfyu said:I hope to god we get the Time Lords back.
I am so sick of watching the Dr. being the smartest man in the universe. I want the old series back, where sometimes the Dr. had to just run away, because some forces where just bigger than him.
Hope Mott brings those days back.
JasonChapman":2ea2ihye said:not exactly edge of your seat stuff, Tennant's exit last night, quite predictable actually.
I'm not sure about the trailer to the 5th series, I pointed out on another scifi forum the other day, I hope with this very young new doctor, the BBC aren't trying to turn this classic series into into some teeny Buffy ass kicking dribble.
CalliArcale":evffl54t said:Another interesting thought about "The End of Time".....
I believe this is the first time in which an actual sitting US President was depicted on the show. (A couple of seasons ago, coincidentally the last time we saw John Simms as the Master, we did see a fictional US President, who was promptly killed by the bad guys, and then presumably un-killed at the end when time reverted.) President Obama is portrayed (from behind) by an impersonator, and a relevant excerpt from an actual speech by Obama was looped in just before the Master enacted his plan -- after which, of course, he was played by John Simms (who was playing the entire erstwhile-human race at that point).
Major political figures are seldom included on the show. Another rare exception was in "Silver Nemesis", when an impersonator portrayed Queen Elizabeth II, shown from behind while walking her dogs at Windsor Castle. This is actually the only other example that comes to my mind of a real-world high-ranking political figure being depicted on the series.
lildreamer":3l1atrem said:what about the voyage of the Dammed - Titanic episode - where the queen comes running out and says Thankyou Doctor...???? after preventing the ship from crashing into Buckingham Palace ?
(note: not nitpicking just asking )