Congratulations are in order for David Tennant, who is now an Emmy nominee!
The actor, set to return to his role as Tenth Doctor in the upcoming Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, received his first-ever Emmy nod today (May 1) when the 2013 Daytime Emmy nominations were announced, and it’s for a part for which he never had to show his face. Tennant is up for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for voicing the character of Huyang on Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
For more details and a clip from his role in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, click this here link.
What were you scared of as a child? [x]
2013 is a year where “big” science fiction properties are getting a lot of attention: There’s a new Star Trek movie. A much discussed and anticipated Star Wars movie is under development. And, most importantly, Doctor Who celebrates its 50th birthday. Yes, that’s right; I wrote “most importantly” because, when it comes down to it, Doctor Who is the best pop culture sci-fi around.
Sure, in terms of financial earnings or even just cultural awareness, Wars and Trek have the British time-travel series beat. Despite the show’s impressive growth with American audiences since its 2005 relaunch, most here would choose to fly in either the Millennium Falcon or the Enterprise over the TARDIS any day. But in terms of core concept, Doctor Who is filled with possibility in a way that few other science fictions can truly compare with.
‘Willow’ and ‘Star Wars’ actor Warwick Davis admitted that the Cybermen “were always scary to me. I was one of those kids who hid behind the sofa, so I know they are scary. But the Cybermen that I saw were awesome and yeah I think it’ll be scary.
“I mean, it was an exciting moment to come face-to-face with one of those dudes. Seriously, it was a great thrill. I mean, it was a great thrill to be in Doctor Who. A career ambition. But to be in an episode written by Neil and to have Cybermen in it, was for me the jackpot.
Davis will appear in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who Series 7.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars has had several great guest stars over the years known for iconic roles in other popular genre franchises, including George Takei, Simon Pegg and Katee Sackhoff. But for the first time, a Doctor is coming to the series, as none other than David Tennant appears on this coming Saturday’s “A Test of Strength.”
The episode continues the story arc begun last week, as a group of young Jedi set out to build their first lightsabers. The former Doctor Who star will voice Huyang, a droid who is a crucial part of this journey.
When it came to getting Tennant to appear on The Clone Wars, Filoni remarked, “As a fan that has the privilege of playing in the Star Wars galaxy, I am always on the lookout for others who appreciate, and would enjoy, an opportunity to go on an adventure in George’s galaxy far, far away. When I heard the Doctor himself, David Tennant, was a fan of Star Wars I knew I had to find a way to get in contact with him to see if he would perform on The Clone Wars. The result was ‘Huyang,’ an ancient droid in the service of the Jedi Order, whose sole task in life has been overseeing the construction of lightsabers. I thought David was perfect for the part and he did not disappoint. He delivered a performance which impressed even the Master himself, George Lucas.”
The list of stars guesting on the new series of Doctor Who has once again increased to now include Star Wars actor Garrick Hagon.
The actor played rebel Biggs Darklighter in the original sci-fi blockbuster and is obviously a one to watch for the true geeks out there.
FreakCon posted a tweet revealing the news, saying, “Garrick Hagon, our guest at FreakCon, is currently shooting in Almeria, filming a series of Doctor Who.”
This is not the actor’s first foray into the world of the Doctor as he also appeared alongside Jon Pertwee in “The Mutants” back during the third Doctor’s tenure.
An animation that I made, since noting the similarities between R2-D2 and the Daleks (I know I’m not the first to notice this, but I’ve not seen it done quite like this before…)
Doctor Who Meets Star Wars Episode I - The Prequel Menace (by Kelvington)
It is still AU (alternate universe) MEME WEEK on DW Tumblr.