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#I like to imagine this is how Moffat is with River Song (@iamalionheart)
As simple as this. Close on the TARDIS. Our three heroes dashing towards it, turning for a moment to look back, waving goodbye (oh, stop it) and then disappearing inside.
A few takes, of course, and then: “Just one more!” says director Douglas Mackinnon, my old friend from Jekyll. Because he knows we’ve just slipped past the finish time, he’s giving a jaunty smile to the producer. “Just going again.”
“I heard you,” says Marcus, like all of Yorkshire uniting in a massed-voice disgruntlement.
And so, watching this time, I knew it was definitely the final shot. In a few moments’ time, Douglas would call ‘cut’, and Matt, Karen and Arthur would step back out of the box for a laugh and a cry, I’d make some highly inappropriate jokes in place of a speech, and a few hours later, we’d all be at a party, and I’d be dancing very badly.
But that’s just real life. What about the story? What about the Ponds? Amy and Rory wouldn’t be coming out of the box. Where do the characters go when their story is over?
I don’t know, of course - but wherever they go, I watched them leave. Douglas called ‘action’, our three heroes made their very last dash for the TARDIS, and then Amelia Pond and Rory Williams stepped into the blue box and out of this world.
And I never saw them again.
Steven Moffat on Karen’s and Arthur’s final filming day, for the closing scene of The Power of Three - DW Magazine (via watch-it-spaceman)
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I am so glad that I’m not the only person who thinks that their characters are independent beings who elect what to tell you and what not to tell you, and when they’re going to do it.