Saturday, April 11, 2009

Farewell Dr Who

Planet of the Dead airs on BBC 1 this evening.
It is the first of four special episodes wrapping up David Tennant's tour as the Doctor. I really like him as Dr Who. I think he brings the right mix of fun and seriousness to the role and he has become my favourite actor to play the 900 year old alien. I am looking forward to the episode tonight (the trailer makes it look suspiciously like the movie Pitch Black) but my excitement is bittersweet. I don't think I'll watch the show after he leaves. It's not because DT won't be in it anymore (although I will really miss him) but because I don't like the direction they are taking with the new Doctor. I dislike the fact that the Doctor is getting younger and younger with successive regenerations (he is from Galifrey, not Ork) and from what I have seen of Matt Smith, he is too close to the energy and mannerisms of DT. I'm sure he is a fine actor and I have nothing against him, but after the best Dr Who ever I want the next incarnation to go in a completely opposite direction to what we've seen for the last three years, and it doesn't look like they are going to do that with Matt. Shame.


Anonymous said...

I have heard a lot of other people say that as well. I am a huge David Tennant fan myself and don't think Doctor who will be the same without him. On the other hand people have said that over the years about different doctors and yet the show still went on. I think the new doctor seems awful and I bet he will ape DT for a while but if there are good enough scripts - perhaps it will be ok. I won't be keeping my saturday evenings on hold though!!!

L R Bonehill said...

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Tennant is a great Doctor and I'll miss him.

Inkpot said...

I agree with you Anon. A new writer and a new doctor could be the new life Dr Who needs, but I'll wait to see what the buzz is about the new episodes before I decide to watch them.

Hi LR. Ooh, I got a prize! Thank you. I'll head over to your blog now. I really enjoyed your story and look forward to reading more of your work.

L.R. Bonehill said...

Thanks a lot Inkpot. Have fun with the award.