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It's so hard to say goodby...

By Seth Freilich | Miscellaneous | January 5, 2010 |

By Seth Freilich | Miscellaneous | January 5, 2010 |

If you haven’t seen Doctor Who’s “The End of Time” and you don’t want to know about the Doctor’s regeneration and his last words, git on the hell out of here right now.

Go on, scat.

(Hee … I said “scat.”)

Ok, if you’re still here, I consider this fair game.

So I haven’t watched the two hours of “Doctor Who: Confidential” that detail “The End of Time” yet (although I did just finish listening to the somewhat interesting “Doctor Who: The Commentaries” podcasts). But I stumbled upon this clip last night, discussing the four takes that were shot of David Tenant uttering the Doctor’s last words, and thought it was a worth shoring. Also, it should be noted that “I don’t want to go” were also Russel T. Davies’ last words, as he left a blank in the script for new showrunner Steven Moffat to fill in the post-regeneration dialogue. Take a look-see:

I think they got it right, too. The ultra-blubbery “I don’t want to go” was a bit much, yeah? The yeah one they used was gut-wrenchingly perfect.

And here’s another clip from “Confidential,” not about the Doctor’s last words, but about Tenant’s last day on the set. Which would appear to be a green screen shot for the Doctor’s skydive in the second part of “The End of Time.”

Awww, look how touched he was. Just want to put him in your pocket, right?

(Seriously, though, I hated that dive. Tom Baker fell from like twenty feet and regenerated on the spot. I think it was Tom Baker who that happened to, right? Anyway, so how the hell didn’t this skydiving plummet of Ten’s trigger his regen? Plus, it was just overly silly.)

There are more “Confidential” clips to be found on the YouTube, but whatever, because I wanna watch the regeneration scene again.

Fucking “geronimo.” Matt Smith may turn out to be ok, but that “geronimo” has gots to go.

Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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