Thursday, 30 October 2008

A New Tenant For The Tardis

I knew this time would come. It was as inevitable as the changing of the seasons, as sure as night follows day. But I didn't expect it to be this sudden.

Yes, Sickbaggers, I am of course referring to the news that David Tennant is leaving Doctor Who, ending his four year stint as the titular timelord in the BBC's long-running sci-fi series.

I had hoped he might hold out for one series under Stephen Moffat's stewardship (the incoming show runner who previously penned excellent Who stories such as Silence in the Library and Blink), but it seems it is not to be. He will appear at The Doctor for five more specials to be broadcast over the next year and a bit, meaning there is just five, short hours of Tennant left to enjoy.

I know Tennant's tenancy of the TARDIS has divided opinion; the majority seem to love him and think he has really made the role his own, while the moaning minority seem to think he is a useless clown who has no place in such a serious-minded piece of powerful drama as Who. To the latter crowd I only have this irrefutable argument to offer: piss off, you tits.

I for one will miss David Tennant's Doctor immensely; I think he has done a bang-on job in balancing the comic with the dramatic, and it is not for nothing that he has become so popular with the audience. But equally I can quite understand his desire to move on before it is too late, and hope he gets to enjoy even bigger success hereafter.

I was going to do an hilarious 'Who Should Be The Next Who' post (what about Russell Brand? LOL! Or Bill Cosby? ROFFLE! Or a cat in a wig?) but quite frankly it is far too soon to be contemplating the next Doctor. The wounds are still raw, dammit.

Now let me be. I have some mourning to do.


- Fanton.


Jeffman said...

I was in two minds following his first series (a little too clownish), but since then he has gone on from strength to strength to even rival the great Tom Baker and Jon Pertwee's Doctors. (I'm a collector of the original series DVDs, for my sins)

Jeffman said...

PS. I meant to add: Please don't make James Nesbitt the replacement. But staying with the Scottish (Tenant) connection, I think Robert Carlyle could be a winner.

Daddy Papersurfer said...

B****r Dr Who ...... get a Santa hat on your avatar and win some money at FuelMyBlog!!!!!!!!!

70steen said...

you have so have to get 'your hat on!'

Fanton said...

Duly done, chums!

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