David Tennant & Catherine Tate: Trolls In Rome
Producers of The Office (US) are set to bring back Catherine Tate for a recurring role in the second half of this season, BBC News reports. Tate had previously appeared on the NBC series last season as Nellie Bertram, one of the candidates to replace Steve Carell‘s Michael Scott. Bertram will be back, working for corporate chairman Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates) and mixing it up with James Spader‘s character.
For those who missed it, here’s Tate’s appearance on The Office back in May. The two-minute scene so impressed the powers-that-be behind the sitcom, they seriously considered the former Doctor Who TARDIS-mate as permanent replacement for Carell.
The Doctor’s Rule #3
Rowling, Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Maggie Smith represent Hogwarts, with Karen Gillan, Catherine Tate, and Alex Kingston holding firm for Team TARDIS. Which of these talents will make next week’s Final Four?
There’s only one way to find out. Vote! Polls close Thursday at 11 am ET. Voting is limited to one vote per matchup per 24 hour period.
I think Russell sees it as essential that every companion and the Doctor have a bit of a kiss of some description. It’s become a law of modern Doctor Who.
Day 22: What is your favorite Who-related video on YouTube?
This will probably remain my absolute favorite video. However, I wouldn’t “like” a Who-related video on YouTube if I didn’t love it. :)
Once you’ve had your horizons dramatically shifted, you’ll always come back different. Every one of the Doctor’s former companions knows this. They’ve seen things that the majority of their fellow humans don’t believe in. They’ve taken part in enormously significant events, but can’t ever really talk about it, because no one will believe them. They’re heroes and heroines, saviors of whole civilizations, but not on their home planet.
No one embodies this contradiction better than Donna Noble.
When it was first announced that Catherine Tate would become the Tenth Doctor’s next assistant after Martha Jones, people were concerned. Catherine was best known as a sketch comedienne, had already made a huge name for herself in the UK, to such a extent that she had managed to convince the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to appear in a sketch with her.
Doctor Who has a thick seam of comedy running through it, always has had, but alarm bells were ringing. The show had only been back a few years, by bringing in a comedy performer with their own cultural baggage, could things tip over into panto territory? Was the show in danger of falling back into its bad old self-referential wink-wink “let’s put this in for the fans” ways?
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I love that they’re both wearing converse shoes.