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Doctor Who [Jul. 18th, 2008|04:44 pm]
So the Beeb are to offer David Tennant £1.5m to stay on as the Doctor for a fifth season! He is undeniably a popular Doctor and I have warmed to him a bit (though I still think he's over-rated) but after 2009 it would surely be time for him to exit. I felt his Doctor was fairly predictable and repetitive from the word go and he's now a huge star and bound to be in big demand for other roles.

Still Tennant is a avid fan himself and was once quoted as saying he'd like to stay in the part forever. In this day and age, with the massive media hype you can hardly open a newspaper or magazine or switch on the TV without seeing Tennant so I'd be glad to see him go and see what the next Doctor brings. BUT, on that note there are (surely ludicrous) reports that - get this! - Amy Winehouse "could" be a candidate to take over.....Mmm, maybe better pray Tennant stays after all! What a joke that would be with low-life Winehouse in the role (not that I expect there is any actual chance of that happening!)

[User Picture]From: airiddh1
2008-07-21 12:35 pm (UTC)
I didn't see this - but I hope he stays!

and any predictableness is down to the WRITERS! :p
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[User Picture]From: egrorian
2008-07-21 03:46 pm (UTC)
Aye, it was reported a few weeks back and the same story appeared again a few days ago. It is not clear whether the big pay offer is just for doing one more full season but I suspect DT will probably stay for the full 2010 run, especially as he will have less to do DW-wise in 2009.

I agree partly about the writers, along with the producer (and RTD is often the writer too!), who has ultimate control over the direction and content of the programme and certainly takes the lion's share of the "blame" for everything that I dislike in new DW. But I think an actor brings a lot to a part like the Doctor and Tennant's own personal mannerisms such as speaking really fast - which he also does in other roles - soon became annoying IMHO (although I accept that the director/producer could always have told him to refrain from doing that if they so wished).
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