Sunday, April 5, 2009

David Tennant and Russell T Davies Interview

The Times recently published an exclusive interview with David Tennant and Russell T Davies. In the interview, David Tennant and Russell T Davies discuss the upcoming Doctor Who Easter special, Planet of the Dead, Matt Smith, the future of Doctor Who and much more. You can read two extracts from the interview below:

Tell us about the Easter special, Planet of the Dead.
Rusell T Davies: People are going to be Doctor Who-deprived this year, so it’s got everything in it: CGI monsters, prosthetic monsters, army, police, an alien planet . . . It’s our last chance to have a bit of a laugh. Now the Doctor’s facing the end of his life, it’s going to get dark.

David Tennant: Some of it was filmed in Dubai, and there were sandstorms . . . We were despairing. I’d look into the distance and go (Acting), “What is this strange alien world?” Well, I couldn’t actually open my eyes to look at it. The Exfoliation of Doom would be a good subtitle. My hair was full of sand. And blonde. I looked like Tina Turner.

Your run on Doctor Who saw you bring back plenty of old favourites: K-9, the Master, Davros. Anything you didn’t get round to?
David Tennant: We certainly ticked rather more fan-boy boxes than I expected. The second episode I shot had Sarah Jane and K-9 in it. My 10-year-old self melted rather when Elisabeth Sladen came in.

Russell T Davies: I would have loved to have done a Star Trek crossover. The very first year, we talked about it. Then Star Trek finally went off air. Landing the Tardis on board the Enterprise would have been magnificent. Can you imagine what their script department would have wanted, and what I would have wanted? It would have been the biggest battle.

You can read the full interview by clicking here at The Times website. David Tennant will star in four more episodes of Doctor Who before he leaves and Russell T Davies has written all four of those episodes as his final work as lead writer of Doctor Who. What do you think of this interview?

1 comment:

Conor said...

That interview is cool.