David Tennant standing down as Doctor Who

The BBC have the news that David Tennant will leave the role of the Doctor after completing the four specials due to air over the next year. Naturally there is no word yet on who will replace him. Let the rampant speculation begin!

14 replies on “David Tennant standing down as Doctor Who”

  1. TwistyHat says:

    Russell Brand for new doctor!
    That’ll show them! ;)

  2. obiwan says:

    Hugh Laurie!
    Too bad he’s already playing a doctor, albeit a grumpy one. I miss his comical cheerful characters.

    • J_W_W says:

      Re: Hugh Laurie!

      Too bad he’s already playing a doctor, albeit a grumpy one. I miss his comical cheerful characters.

      Yes!!! I agree completely, he’d be awesome. C’mon Fox it’s time to cancel House! ;-)

  3. Jethro says:

    Me.
    It should totally be me.

    I wrote an open-letter to the BBC before, but they didn’t listen. Maybe this time!

  4. Alexius says:

    New Doctors
    Tony Head is an obvious answer. I hope they do it.

    Also, I’d love to see them not kill 10, but rather just start airing Eight adventures for a while, so they could go back to 10-nent.

    • TwistyHat says:

      Re: New Doctors

      Tony Head is an obvious answer. I hope they do it.

      Also, I’d love to see them not kill 10, but rather just start airing Eight adventures for a while, so they could go back to 10-nent.

      Tony Head is too old for them, now they want a young hottie for the girls to drool over.

  5. TheScarf says:

    Solution
    1. Find some good but starving unknown actor

    2. Sign him to a binding 5 year contract.

    We are going through doctors too fast here. And they are going to need to deal with the Valyard thing sometime.

    • obiwan says:

      Re: Solution

      1. Find some good but starving unknown actor

      2. Sign him to a binding 5 year contract.

      We are going through doctors too fast here. And they are going to need to deal with the Valyard thing sometime.

      What Valyard thing?

      • Timeshredder says:

        Re: Solution

        1. Find some good but starving unknown actor

        2. Sign him to a binding 5 year contract.

        We are going through doctors too fast here. And they are going to need to deal with the Valyard thing sometime.

        What Valyard thing?

        The "Valeyard" is a character from the old series, Season 23, and his identity has a significant connection to the Doctor’s regeneration cycle.

        Of course, this is the same series that sunk Atlantis three times and someone eliminated all time-travelling Time Lords except for the Doctor, so I’m not certain we can call them on continuity.

        • Timeshredder says:

          Erg

          Of course, this is the same series that sunk Atlantis three times and someone eliminated all time-travelling Time Lords except for the Doctor, so I’m not certain we can call them on continuity.

          Okay, I really needed more coffee or more sleep before posting that. However, the facts are correct; just the prose is awful.

    • Eldhrin says:

      Re: Solution

      1. Find some good but starving unknown actor

      2. Sign him to a binding 5 year contract.

      We are going through doctors too fast here. And they are going to need to deal with the Valyard thing sometime.

      You’re quite right, I do worry what’s going to happen when they run out of regenerations. Or are they going to ignore that bit of continuity?

      There are means of obtaining a new cycle of regenerations of course.

      • lost says:

        Re: Solution

        You’re quite right, I do worry what’s going to happen when they run out of regenerations. Or are they going to ignore that bit of continuity?

        There are means of obtaining a new cycle of regenerations of course.

        Not to mention what might have happened as a result of the time war.

      • AceCaseOR says:

        Re: Solution

        There are means of obtaining a new cycle of regenerations of course.

        Well, yes, The Master got a hold of such a method during the Time War – or rather was granted a new cycle of Regenerations by the Time Lord-wait, er – that could be a bit of a problem…

        • Alexius says:

          Re: Solution

          There are means of obtaining a new cycle of regenerations of course.

          Well, yes, The Master got a hold of such a method during the Time War – or rather was granted a new cycle of Regenerations by the Time Lord-wait, er – that could be a bit of a problem…

          I always took it as a rule of the Time Lords that limited regenerations. It was a term limit, not a biological one. Since the Time Lords gone, then there isn’t anyone to stop him from regenerating for a thirteen time.

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