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."
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.
"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."
Are you a fan of Doctor Who? What did you think of the interview? Will you be catching Tennant and Davies' final show?