Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Come On!

Well that was a strange few days, with David Tennant leaving, then staying, then not being asked yet to stay for Series 5... And all down to Catherine Tate saying too much to overpaide celebrity kiss ass Jonathan Woss.

I'm delighted that Tennant has confirmed that he is staying on for the 2009 quartet of specials, for many reasons.

Main amongst these however is the way in which he plays the Doctor, illuminating every scene with his presence. Having rewatched Human Nature this week and re-evaluated his turn as Dr John Smith, I can't help but be impressed by the differemces between Tennant's two characters in that story.

When the time really does come for him to leave, I suspect mischief makers like Catherine Tate will see a real reaction of fan upset and sadness. Tennant has done stirling work in doctor Who both audio and television, and long may he continue to do so.


BadWolf said...

Just speculation, of course, but Catherine Tate is a professional in the media industry. I doubt she'd speculate on the future of her co-star if she hadn't been encouraged to do so. I'm not suggesting that Tennant is leaving, but rather that she was asked to say it as a way of stirring up some publicity for the soon-to-be-screened Christmas special. Just my thoughts...

Christian-Mark Cawley said...

I like your thinking on that, and I suspect we can all agree in hindsight that it might well be the case, badwolf