Wow, I am DEEPLY saddened. Today I heard the news that David Tennant, the actor who plays the role of science fiction’s beloved time traveler, The Doctor, is leaving the series at the end of 2009. You know, with Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner exiting, I wasn’t at all surprised. Four years is a fantastic run in my opinion. There were some great episodes. David Tennant easily became one of my three favorite doctors since I first started watching in the early 80’s: The Tom Baker-Peter Davison era.
David Tennant Ten-Minute Interview on BBC News:
Doctor Who Official Homepage:
Like classic scifi authors, NES video games, toys, and comic books, Doctor Who was just one of those childhood things which inspired me to write science fiction. I even tried my hand at a Who novel back in the 90’s around the time the license for Virgin Books expired. BAFTA and HUGO Award-winning writer, Stephen Moffat, will take over in 2010. With Moffat at the helm, I think the series will be in good hands. Darker, knowing Moffat’s work. Wait until Tennant regenerates into the 11th Doctor… Hey, don’t get me wrong, I love Harry Potter, but I hope Daniel Radcliffe hasn’t been tipped off; the boy’s only 20. He’d be too young a Time Lord.
Right now a 2008 Christmas special and I believe four more specials throughout all of next year are planned.
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