Welcome back to those thrilling days of yesteryear, specifically November 23, 2013 when the attention of the world was turned to the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who! In the 20th week of our regular meme feature #ThatTimeOnDrWho by Brent Kincade, we examine a “blink-and-you-miss-it” charming moment from The Day of the Doctor(2013).
When the first promotional photos of David Tennant in costume as the Tenth Doctor from the 50th anniversary episode hit the intertubes, many hard core fans had some major discussions on the Who forum boards over the lack of lift in his hairstyle. Some fans argued that this must be the Tenth Doctor from an earlier point in his personal timeline because his hair had not quite achieved the eventual spiky look of later days. Other fans countered that Tennant was a serious Whovian and knew that returning Doctors usually slightly changed their costume or hairstyle due to the amount of time that had passed since they were originally on screen as The Doctor. However, there was one tiny scene in The Day of the Doctor when the Tenth Doctor shares a frame or two with his original companion Billie Piper, who instead of playing Rose Tyler was playing the personification of the most devious weapon on Gallifrey, The Moment. For those brief seconds, Tennant’s hair simply ROSE to the occasion.
This week’s installment grew from a Facebook post originally planted by fellow Nerd of the Word, Mr. Daniel Kalban. Thanks, Daniel.
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