Exciting news for Tenth Doctor fans – Big Chief Studios Limited will be releasing a new 1:6 scale figure worldwide next Friday with the first 250 signed by David Tennant! Fans can get their hands on a figure from 6pm GMT next Thursday with an exclusive Priority Pre-order. Click here for more details.
The Radio Times reports that David Tennant is supporting a new multi Doctor audio adventure written and directed by Nicholas Briggs. Nicholas tells them that “all the surviving Doctors” plus a number of their companions will be involved in the new story ‘The Light At The End’. So far Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann are all officially confirmed for the 100-minute-long audio story But Briggs has hinted that remaining Doctors Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and current star Matt Smith are also “behind the project”. “We wanted to do a proper, fully-fledged multi-Doctor story for this very special occasion, it’s wonderful that all the surviving Doctors threw themselves behind the project so enthusiastically. That’s not to say the first three Doctors don’t appear – we wanted to pay homage to the whole history of the classic series.” says Nicholas. And the Doctor’s won’t be alone as number of companions will also be joining them on the adventure. As yet there is no official announcement that David is involved with the project, but we know we’ve got our fingers crossed! Read the Radio Times article here. Read the Official Big Finish news story here.
To celebrate the fact that 2013 is the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, we’ll be taking a look back at all of the episodes of the show which featured David Tennant as the Doctor. At the end of our look back we’ll be asking you, the fans, to vote for what you think is the ultimate David Tennant episode of Doctor Who…. We continue with the next David Tennant episode … Tooth And Claw Read our previous Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Countdown posts here. 3.Tooth And Claw First Broadcast on 22nd April 2006. Running Time: 45 Minutes. Viewing Figures: 9.24 million. Written By Russell T Davies. Directed By Euros Lyn. Executive Producers Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner. David-Tennant.com Rating: 10/10
Production Notes: Torchwood House was actually filmed in four seperate locations: Tredegar House in Newport, Treowen Manor in Monmouth, Llansannor Court in Glamorgan and Penllyn Castle in Cowbridge. The Foes: The Werewolf is as the Doctor describes it a “Lupine Wavelength Haemovariform. It has been roaming the Scottish Highlands for 300 years before it’s eventual meeting with the Doctor and Rose. During this time it has been using human ‘Hosts’. A lot of these hosts have been local children who have been kidnapped by monks from the local monastery. The monks at St Catherine’s don’t worship God, they worship the Werewolf and have been stealing the children on it’s orders. The Werewolf was created by The Mill using CGI. The Friends: Torchwood House’s owner Sir Robert sacrifices himself to the Werewolf to allow the Doctor, Rose and Queen Victoria to have time to flee and this time allows them the chance totrap the werewolf in the observatory. Queen Victoria honours the Doctor and Rose with royal titles, but she is appalled by their dangerous adventures and banishes them from the British Empire. In remembrance of Sir Robert’s sacrifice Queen Victoria orders the creation of the Torchwood Institute to ensure that Great Britain is defended from future alien attacks.
Sir Robert: It’s all my fault. I should have sent you away. I tried to suggest something was wrong… I thought you might notice. Did you think there was nothing strange about my household staff? The Doctor: Well, they were bald, athletic, your wife’s away… I just thought you were happy!
Sir Robert: Nevertheless, that creature won’t give up, Doctor, and we still don’t possess an actual weapon! The Doctor: Oh, your dad got all the brains, didn’t he? Rose: Being rude again! The Doctor: Good, I meant that one. You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have – arm yourselves!
The Doctor: [In A Scottish Accent] I’m Doctor James McCrimmon, from the township of… er… Balamory
The Doctor: [about Rose] She’s a feral child. I bought her for six pounds in Old London. It was either her or the elephant man.
Although this story sees the birth of Torchwood, the top secret organisation, its name was first mentioned as the answer to a quiz question in Series One’s Bad Wolf.
Pauline Collins returned to Doctor Who after a 40-year absence. She previously appeared as Samantha Briggs in The Faceless Ones, and was offered (but declined) the role of a companion.
The last werewolf to feature in Doctor Who was Maggs in The Greatest Show In The Galaxy. Maggs was played by Jessica Martin, who returned to voice the Queen in Voyage Of The Damned.
The Doctor adopts the alias James McCrimmon in this episode, a reference to the brave Highlander who became companion to his second incarnation. He also claims to come from Balamory, the fictional village in the popular children’s TV show of the same name.
This is the only time that David Tennant played the Doctor using his native Scottish accent.
The initial meeting between the Doctor and Queen Victoria initiates the running joke of the Tenth Doctor saying, “No, no, don’t do that,” to discourage his companions from attempting local accents. Martha in The Shakespeare Code and The Infinite Quest and Donna Noble in The Unicorn and the Wasp and Midnight have both been chastised by the Doctor.
The Doctor previously defeated an enemy using the combined power of light and diamonds in The Horror Of Fang Rock (1977) where he brought down a Rutan ship.
This is the first time the Doctor has been officially knighted, The Fifth Doctor was, however, knighted by the robot Kamelion, impersonating King John I in The King’s Demons (1983).
As well as mistletoe, werewolves can be affected or killed by silver bullets.
David Tennant – Tenth Doctor
Billie Piper – Rose Tyler
Pauline Collins–Queen Victoria
Ian Hanmore – Father Angelo
Michelle Duncan – Lady Isobel
Derek Riddell – Sir Robert
Jamie Sives – Captain Reynolds
Ron Donachie – Steward
Tom Smith – The Host
Ruth Milne – Flora
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A calendar to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who has been released.
Each month is represented by a collection of images of each of the Eleven Doctors and the TARDIS.
You can see David Tennant’s page above. It features photos of the Tenth Doctor alongside his companions Rose Tyer, Martha Jones and Donna Noble, as well as images of his foes, and his daughter Jenny.
Celebrate the Doctor’s 50th anniversary with over 200 characters – past and present
Step into the TARDIS, watch out for the odd Dalek, and allow yourself to be swept away into the weird and wonderful world of the good Doctor Who. Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia covers every single Doctor and each of his resourceful assistants from the past 50 years, as well as unforgettable baddies like the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Master.
Every single regeneration of the Doctor (including the Tenth Doctor played by David Tennant) can be found in Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia, where each of the 200 characters has a full profile, including the very strangest of aliens from the classic series. Data files provide fascinating stats on every character included in the book, from the faithful K-9 to Amy Pond.
If you consider yourself a Time Lord in the making, Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia a must-have. Perfect for Doctor Who fans of all ages, and for those times when you’re too scared to watch!