In my headcanon, one of the reasons why Rose was crying when she was in the Bad Wolf state was that she could see all the pain that was lying ahead for her and the Doctor. We know that the Bad Wolf was able to warn the Doctor in Turn Left, so it’s possible that for a moment, Rose was able to see everything that was going to happen; even the Time Lord Victorious or the Doctor’s regeneration.
lord grant me the strength to accept the plot lines i cannot change
courage to continue to watch the show
and wisdom to remember i am not a member of the psychotic part of the fandom
I will fear no canon. For Thou art with me. Thy fanfic and thy meta, they comfort me
Forever and ever AO3
I can never go back, I can’t. I just can’t, I can’t.
You know what I’d like to see? Whoever takes over Doctor Who next, when Moffat decides to release it from his greasy paws, should completely go back and DESTROY everything Moffat wrote. Like go back and change the Time War, write his companions into changing the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor’s important moments, helping to save them even though they never truly met them. Then I want someone to record Moffat’s reaction as he watches these episodes and see how angry he gets over his entire run being made for naught. Then he’ll know how the rest of us fucking feel about what he’s done to undermine Classic Who and RTD era Who.
^^ THIS EVERYTHING
You know that I love you so
I love you enough to let you go
The Age of Steel/Rise of the Cybermen Behind the Scenes (Part One)
Excerpts from Jason Arnopp’s behind-the-scenes article from DWM #370
Bringing Cybermen on-set triggers an obvious learning curve. This first becomes apparent during a scene in which Rose runs for one of the ballroom exits, only to bump into some relentlessly marching Cybes.
Thing is, these men-in-suits can’t see exactly when to stop and Billie really does bump into them. “Oops,” she winces, lightly shaking one hand. “They’re really hard.”
In another take, the lead cyborg topples backwards like a knight in armour, threatening some kind of Cyber-domino collapse.
“There’s a real danger of us trampling each other,” David admits to Graeme. The director readily agrees and takes extra-special care to bark “Cut!” at the optimum moment.
Further difficulties arise when the circle of Cybermen tightens on the guests. Besides the unpredictability of people running around petrified, the Doctor and Rose have to thread their way through the melee. Tension before the take is only slightly dissipated by a sneeze inside one Cyber-head…
Graeme makes a request: “As the Cybermen go in, can they raise their arms? Because that’s how they’re gonna kill people.”
“We can’t get touched, obviously, cos we’d die,” David calls back. He thinks it over further. “If we do get touched, shall we die?”
As it happens, he and Billie don’t make it through the circle. They end up squashed in the middle of everyone, with Cyber-hands very much grabbing them. The Doctor and Rose meet a horrendous demise.
Watching as the Cybermen reposition themselves around the party guests, Billie and David show genuine admiration for the supporting artists’ commitment.
“Those poor guests are carrying real champagne glasses, aren’t they?” ponders Billie, like a concerned parent.
“Yes,” marvels David. “And phials of the ebola virus…”
The rest of my behind-the-scenes photosets are available here
Russell T Davies on the Ninth Doctor’s death.
Doctor Who Confidential - 1.13 - The Last Battle
It’s for Rose. It’s for that nineteen-year-old shopgirl from planet Earth, who is braver than brave and more loyal than anyone else in the universe. She is dying, and he gives his life for her.