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The 'Doctor Who' Exit Interview

Doctor Who's David Tennant and Russell T Davies reflect on their exit from the hit television series

Doctor Who's David Tennant and Russell T Davies reflect on their exit from the hit television series

 



 
Like most good things in life, they come to an end. The departure of actor David Tennant who is best known for his role as The Doctor on the BBC television series as well as Doctor Who's Executive Producer Russell T Davies from the show, is no different. BBC recently released an audio interview where Tennant sat down and discussed with Davies all things "Who" to commemorate their work together. If you are a fan of the hit television show, then I am sure that you will appreciate the candid conversation between the two men that have worked together on the successful series since 2005. Tennant and Davies discuss topics ranging from leaving the series, to the many ways Doctor Who changed both their lives.

Davies predicts that he may not necessarily be too upset about leaving, considering he has written close to sixty episodes.

"...For a start I've done 60 episodes. Sixty Doctor Who,, plus all the Torchwoods, plus all the Sarah Janes. There are only so many ways to conquer the world. I didn't want to sort of write myself thin, but also they've got this brand-new toy box ... that new team,"
 "We might be weeping, gutted, dismayed. I don't think so, but it could strike us in all sorts of ways. You just don't know. 'Cause it's still valid now, it's still viable."



"There's opportunities you get," said Davies. "Unashamedly doors open within the industry because of those successes, which is good for me and annoying for other people who don't get that. But it is different with Doctor Who because it was always my favorite show. To see it being number one, all the time, to see it just being at the top of people's conversations. You can say to anyone in this country, I think, 'I work on Doctor Who,' and they know what you mean. And that's brilliant. You and I worked on a million shows, and that's not true of any other show, actually."

Tennant will be leaving the world of Doctor Who and sci fi for Hollywood to work on an NBC pilot for Rex Is Not My Lawyer, about an attorney who, suffering from anxiety and panic disorder, trains his clients to represent themselves. Davies, however, will be spending some down town and reflecting on all that he has accomplished. For the full interview (which expires in four days,) check out the audio link here. Be sure to catch the final appearance of David Tennant as Doctor Who on BBC America Saturday, January 2nd at 8:30 ET/PT.
Are you a fan of Doctor Who? What did you think of the interview? Will you be catching Tennant and Davies' final show?
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Posted by timrothsays

I'm gonna miss Tennant, but i believe in the eleventh doctor
he has that crazy Doctor-fire in eyes

Posted by crazed_h3ro

I'm going to miss this Show. I loved it so much ^^

Posted by Spectrum

WOW watching the final right now! EPIC!!!!!!

Posted by TheFlash29

I just watched it its the best


 

Posted by AngelFrost

Yeahh :D
The final was amazinggg.
 
Everyone will miss David, but he had to leave at some point.
The new Doctor looks really good though :D
Can't wait!

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Posted by Kayak
@timrothsays: LMAO That made me laugh
 
Ive always had a good feeling that matt Smith iis gonna make a good Doctor
Posted by Omega Ray Jay

yeah it was good, though it is funny that it has nearly as many endings as Return of the King :P

Posted by xerox_kitty
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Posted by NightFang
@timrothsays said:
"I'm gonna miss Tennant, but i believe in the eleventh doctor he has that crazy Doctor-fire in eyes "
              Who knows maybe thr 11th Doctor will be just as good or better.
Posted by jedd

doctor whos lost the plot the final was rubbish too many loose ends
Posted by Darkchild

cANT WAIT OR TOMORROW!!!

Posted by Kayak
@NightFang said:
" @timrothsays said:
"I'm gonna miss Tennant, but i believe in the eleventh doctor he has that crazy Doctor-fire in eyes "
              Who knows maybe thr 11th Doctor will be just as good or better. "
The preview trailer for the 11th has me all exited.
Posted by darkestknight2.0--defunct

i agree i am sad to see davi go but i am looking forward to he new doctor as he looks more violent  

Posted by Spectrum

I reckon the next Doctor will be great!!! I wasnt sure about the episode at the start,but then it just came together. Sure it had its flaws but dam was the ending superb! I was crying when Tennant siad his last words!

Posted by Dr. Detfink

Tennant had a great run and would make a great Riddler. I look forward to the next season of Doctor Who.

Posted by FoxxFireArt

I do remember that Tennant did have a pretty important role in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie. Though not seen very much. I wasn't too keen on the sudden switch to Tennant at first, but he very quickly won me over.
 
I think one of the most wild methods of attack that has happened that I really got a kick of had to do with the "fat babies". That was weird, but very entertaining.
 
I do think the series crossed a line with the "Doctor Donna" idea.

Posted by TheFlash29
@NightFang said:
"@timrothsays said:
"I'm gonna miss Tennant, but i believe in the eleventh doctor he has that crazy Doctor-fire in eyes "
              Who knows maybe thr 11th Doctor will be just as good or better. "

from what i saw at the end i thought that he wont be as good as David Tennant
Posted by timrothsays
@TheFlash29 said:
" @NightFang said:
"@timrothsays said:
"I'm gonna miss Tennant, but i believe in the eleventh doctor he has that crazy Doctor-fire in eyes "
              Who knows maybe thr 11th Doctor will be just as good or better. "
from what i saw at the end i thought that he wont be as good as David Tennant "
watch new season 5 trailer
Posted by TheFlash29
@timrothsays said:
" @TheFlash29 said:
" @NightFang said:
"@timrothsays said:
"I'm gonna miss Tennant, but i believe in the eleventh doctor he has that crazy Doctor-fire in eyes "
              Who knows maybe thr 11th Doctor will be just as good or better. "
from what i saw at the end i thought that he wont be as good as David Tennant "
watch new season 5 trailer "

i did after eastenders on bbc and im not completley  convinced yet
Posted by Staticoss
@timrothsays:
lol that was pretty good
Posted by pentagram

he will be missed