Tomorrow is that wonderful man’s birthday so I suggest tumblr having a Tennant Thursday and celebrating this man for changing all of our lives.
SPREAD THE WORD!
My Birthday wishes post is already in the Tumblrverse, but more have never hurt anyone!
“It is strange being back in the same suit, but it also feels very familiar and comfortable,” said Tennant, who is currently starring alongside another Who alumnus, Arthur Darvill, in ITV’s Broadchurch. “There’s nothing quite like Doctor Who. It has a wonderful excitement about it. I always had happy times there.”
Tenth Doctor Tennant will join his successor Matt Smith, along with former companion Rose Tyler, played by Billie Piper, on the celebratory episode, which marks this year’s Who half-century in November.
“It’s lovely to be around Billie again, even though I see her all the time anyway,” Tennant told TV & Satellite Week.
via Bleeding Cool:
As it happens, the introduction of Amelia Pond was not contingent on the arrival of the Eleventh Doctor. Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine, Steven Moffat has explained what his basic story arc for series five would have been if David Tennant stayed on and Matt Smith not been recruited.
Here’s his explanation:
I only had the roughest idea. Had David stayed for one final year, it would certainly have been his last, so my pitch was that it would start with the Tardis crashing in Amelia’s back garden – as now – and a terribly battered and bruised Tenth Doctor staggering out.
Amelia finds him, feeds him fish custard (no that was for Matt, it would have been something more Davidy) and generally helps him. But we, the audience, can see he’s in a truly bad way. Dying maybe. Eventually he heads back to his TARDIS, and flies off.
But when he returns – many years later for Amy – he seems perfectly fine, and indeed doesn’t remember any of those events…And of course over time, we realise what we saw was the Tenth Doctor at the end of his life, about to regenerate. Events that we return to in Episode 13…
One of the most interesting things about this are the implications for the relationship between Eleven and Amy, even Rory and River.
Either Eleven would never get to meet Amy and Rory, which would most likely have changed the River Song storyline profoundly, or he’d meet them after they already knew Ten.
I BET HE THOUGHT HE WOULD NEVER BE ON DOCTOR WHO AGAIN
HE WAS WRONG
This is your reminder that Spies of Warsaw starring David Tennant gets its U.S. television premiere at 9/8c tonight on BBC America.
“And I miss Billie. Doing all that press with her last night just, you know, kind of hold each other’s hand through all the madness. I’ll miss having her around. I really will.”
“David and I didn’t just get on because we were thrown together, we were proper mates”.
The first read through for the Doctor Who 50th Special took place today.
Because we’re not done with Doctor Who Premiere Weekend which apparently is now a thing, we have three new shows you should be ready for:
Doctor Who: The Companions - Sunday, March 31 at 7/6c
All-new special, Doctor Who: The Companions, premieres Sunday, March 31, 7:00pm ET/PT. As the Doctor’s newest companion, Clara Oswald, steps into the TARDIS, take a look back at previous companions that have won over the Doctor’s heart in Doctor Who: The Companions. Along the way, companions old and new talk about how the show has changed their lives, and how they’ve never quite managed to leave the TARDIS behind. Matt Smith and David Tennant are joined by fellow contributors including John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Arthur Darvill (Rory) and Noel Clarke (Mickey).
Doctor Who Revisited: Third Doctor Jon Pertwee - Sunday, March 31 at 8/7c
Take an in-depth look at the third incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord, who brought action and stunts to the series. With exclusive interviews with lead writer & executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, executive producer CAROLINE SKINNER, Tenth Doctor DAVID TENNANT, Season Six guest star HUGH BONNEVILLE (Downton Abbey) and more!
Classic Who: Spearhead from Space - immediately following ‘Revisited’
The TARDIS arrives on Earth in the middle of a meteorite shower and the Doctor is found by UNIT troops and taken to a nearby hospital. The Brigadier is faced with having to cope not only with the mysterious meteorites but also with Ransome, an ex-employee of a local plastics factory, who claims he has seen a walking mannequin.
If you haven’t read the news, it’s been announced that David Tennant and Billie Piper are returning for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special. You can read all of the details here.
Billie and David are actually coming back, right?
It wasn’t just a dream??
Still real. You can read all of the details here.
Ahead of tonight’s premiere, Doctor Who has today revealed some of the all-star cast that will mark the 50th anniversary. David Tennant and Billie Piper will join current Doctor and companion, Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, while John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien, Harry Potter) will also co-star.
Last seen as the Doctor on January 1st 2010, this will be the first time Tennant has reprised his role as the Tenth Doctor. During his reign as the Time Lord, Tennant appeared in three series as well as several specials. He was first revealed as the Doctor in the 2005 series finale, ‘The Parting of the Ways’.
Meanwhile Billie Piper, who played companion Rose Tyler for two series following the reboot in 2005, will appear in the show for the first time since featuring in Tennant’s last episode, ‘The End of Time’ in 2010.
Also confirmed to join the cast is John Hurt who will also co-star in the 3D anniversary special that will form part of blockbuster celebrations later this year.
The 50th anniversary will be written by Steven Moffat and Directed by Nick Hurran.
Filming for the 50th anniversary starts this week. Meanwhile Doctor Who returns tonight on BBC America (March 30, 8/7c), BBC One (30 Mar, 6:15pm), SPACE Channel (March 30, 8e/5p), and ABCTV (March 31, 7.30p) for a run of eight epic episodes, which officially introduces the Doctor’s newest companion, Clara Oswald, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.
DAVID TENNANT in SPIES OF WARSAW - Apr 3 BBC AMERICA
Don’t miss as DAVID TENNANT (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Fright Night) returns to BBC AMERICA in SPIES OF WARSAW, presented by Dramaville *** Premiering Wednesday Apr 3 at 9/8c *** only on BBC America
Adapted by renowned Emmy®-winning writing team Dick Clement (Across the Universe, Tracey Takes On…) and Ian La Frenais (Across the Universe, Tracey Takes On…) and based on New York Times Bestselling author Alan Furst’s acclaimed novel, SPIES OF WARSAW is a thrilling spy story set in Poland, Paris and London in the years leading up to the Second World War.
“Try not to be caught, because technically-speaking, you’re a spy and could be shot.”
The drama finds French and German intelligence operatives locked in a life-and-death struggle. At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier (DAVID TENNANT), a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.
At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with Anna (JANET MONTGOMERY, Made in Jersey, Black Swan, Entourage), a Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations. Their complicated love affair intensifies as German tanks drive through the Black Forest.