9 Responses to “David Tennant to say farewell to Doctor Who”

  1. kate r October 29, 2008 at 7:58 PM #

    Damn. I just got used to those wildly googly eyes.

  2. Jorrie Spencer October 29, 2008 at 8:14 PM #

    No!

  3. AshleighRaine Jen October 29, 2008 at 9:50 PM #

    No, no, no! Maybe it’s because I started watching the series at season two, and then backtracked to see Chris Eccleston’s take on the Doctor, but David was my favorite Doctor. He won me over from the first episode I saw him in with his charm and energy and enthusiasm and charisma… Waaahhh. 🙁

  4. Jen October 30, 2008 at 9:41 AM #

    Bummer. Then again I had thought Tennant could never fill the shoes of Eccleston, but I was wrong. Of course with Russel Davies no longer involved with the show, it may go careening off the tracks with or without Tennant. Only time will tell (it’s ok to groan at that bad pun)

  5. Angie October 30, 2008 at 3:33 PM #

    I didn’t know Russel Davies wasn’t doing DW anymore. For some reason I thought it was Torchwood he was pulling back from. Hm, that might be reason for concern, you’re right!

  6. Angie October 30, 2008 at 3:35 PM #

    I had to go look it up, and it was actually both:

    On 20 May 2008
    it was announced that his tenure as Lead Writer and Executive Producer
    of Doctor Who would end in 2009, and that he is to be replaced by
    Steven Moffat.[7] Davies will write two of the four specials that are set to air before Series 5 (including the 2008 Christmas special) and co-write the other two.[8]
    however, he has said that he will not write any more episodes once
    Moffat takes over, as “it’s time to move on and I’d hate to be just a
    ghost haunting the corridors that I used to walk.

    and

    Torchwood is set to return in 2009 with another change of channel, this time to the flagship BBC1,
    and a change of format to a single story delivered in five parts over
    consecutive nights. Production is to start in August, 2008.
    [12]

    Davies has not written for Torchwood since its opening episode but shall be writing the first and final episodes of its 3rd series.

  7. Kim Knox October 31, 2008 at 6:17 AM #

    I got excited by Stephen Moffat taking over.  More stories like, the Empty Child, the Girl in the Fireplace and Blink?  And others with his stamp on them?  Yes, please! lol  He’s very good at seriously creeping you out with everyday things. ;)I hope it’s not James Nesbitt – Jekyll and Hyde – who takes over.  But there’ll be fun over the next few month as *every* British/Irish actor – and actress – is touted as the 11th Doctor.Eeep, only 2 more regenerations left after that…

  8. Jen October 31, 2008 at 8:50 AM #

    It’ll be interesting to see the Torchwood eps Davies writes. Didn’t know about that. Thanks for the info!

  9. Lynne Connolly November 1, 2008 at 7:39 PM #

    So it’s back to the old campaign.
    Tennant was great, but so were Tom Baker (my favourite), and all/most of the others. The Doctor is bigger than any of them.
    There are rumours that John Sim, who played The Master is in the running, but I think he is too Tenanty. And in any case, the Doctor is getting too romantic-y. Doctor Who is not a romance!
    The old campaign? There are quite a few of us who want to see Eddie Izzard have a crack at the role. He’s alien enough, he can do serious, he can do funny (oh lord, Cake or Death!) and he can definitely do quirky.

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