As you can tell by the color of the paper, this is the sixth revision of the shooting script for the Doctor Who fortieth anniversary special. Numerous rewrites were required to accommodate David
HasslehoffHasselhoff’s insistence that his character not come off as “a total poindexter”. Transcript below the fold.
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ALICEBut not like this.
WAR DOCTORLook, lady, I ain’t crazy about it either. But look at them.
On THE DOCTOR and THE OLD DOCTOR arguing around the console.
WAR DOCTOR (cont’d)They deserve a better past than me. Better to start again. Reboot.
ALICEThey hate you so much they don’t see it yet. They’ll never forgive themselves when they figure it out.
WAR DOCTORFigure what out?
ALICEThat your story was a load of bull.
The WAR DOCTOR closes his eye and grunts.
WAR DOCTORIt wasn’t all bull. A time lord did make me to be a weapon.
CLOSE UP on the WAR DOCTOR. He touches his chest.
WAR DOCTOR (cont’d)I did. I gave myself to this war. I was wrong. They need to be free of it.
ALICE (OOV)Aren’t you going to say anything?
WAR DOCTORWhat is there to say?
ALICE (OOV)I wasn’t talking to you.
Wider: We see that ALICE is looking directly at SIX.
ALICEI’m talking to you.