Sunday, July 06, 2008

The End of the Line

Pity the Donna. Initially an annoying, loud, OTT whinging bride, she soon won us over with her searching for the Doctor, encountering Romans, Ood, Sontarans, Agatha Christie and alternate realities.

And yet, it seems it was all part of Dalek Caan's game to rid the universe of the Daleks,his own race. He seems to have agreed with Dalek Sec in the end, albeit a bit too late.

Catherine Tate has been totally marvelous this season as Donna Noble. Prior to season 30, I had some interesting chats with various parties and we generally concurred that her presence was going to be the blight on the 2008 run of Doctor Who.

Instead she has enhanced it, and contributed a veneer of believability to a batch of episodes that in many ways have become formulaic.

At least, of course, Donna didn't die. She simply forgot everything, and will need to remain that way for the rest of her life.

So a massive thank you to Catherine Tate for a superb performance. I know she'll never return to Doctor Who, and is on stage at the moment, but my wife in particular would really love her to do another series of her character comedy sketch show.

It seems though that her career is going from strength to strength; on the back of 13 episodes of Doctor Who, it's easy to see why.


Neil said...

Agree with this 1000%. Was not too impressed with The Runaway Bride, and, tbh, was DREADING Donna's reappearance in season 4. HOWEVER, thanks to a BRILLIANT performance from Catherine Tate, Donna has proven to be one of the most fleshed out characters ever in the history of the show, with one of the most tragic endings. Catherine Tate, thank you. You were BRILLIANT.

Christian-Mark Cawley said...

she was indeed, and a shame her story is as such that we'll likely never see Donna again

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