Gillian Anderson and Matt Smith on the Graham Norton Show
I love the little awkward moment when she expects 2 kisses and he just kisses her once.
Sam: I remember when I was a kid the final episode of Earthshock, where Adric was killed, kept me up all night. It was possibly the first time I saw a character die on television.
Peter: Yeah. It was kind of a controversial thing to do, and I suppose looking back on it that it probably traumatized a lot more children than I had suspected. I always looked at it as a good way at times for a companion to go, because it raised the stakes a bit and showed that bad things could happen. A few years ago when Billie Piper was playing Rose, I was very worried because the next week’s episode was called something like The Day Rose Died. I can’t remember exactly what it was called. Well, my children were in love with Rose as a companion, and I was worried about her. So I sent an e-mail off to Russell T. Davis, who of course had grown up on the classic Doctor Who series, and I said “Could you just reassure me that Rose does not, in fact, die because my children shouldn’t watch it if that happens,” and he sent an e-mail back to me saying, “You killed Adric. What do you care?” (Laughs) So I traumatized Russell T. Davis. I guess I should have been a bit more concerned about it, but we handled it pretty well.
Sam: Well, in retrospect, it was a brilliant serial. Earthshock is probably my favorite of all of your stories. I know a lot of fans rank it amongst the all-time best Doctor Who stories.
Peter: It was my favorite, until I did The Caves of Androzani.
But then the body moved: it jerked, the face suddenly convulsing. Dead eyes snapped open and the man let out a terrible scream. Blood erupted from his mouth and then his face seemed to crack open like an egg, the skin falling away to reveal something else beneath: another face, larger, fleshier, with unruly blond curls. It emerged from the detritus and then it, too, let out a howl of mortal agony. The fresh skin split open and through the blood another face emerged, older, thinner… screaming and screaming until it burst open like a fruit and another face appeared, smeared in gore and screeching for mercy.
It went on and on, face giving birth to face after face, death after death, until the surface of the tomb was awash with blood.
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Donmar Warehouse, London, 2009.
I may not have met the great man himself, but I do have great friends. x
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