Published on December 21st, 2005 | by Christian Cawley
David Tennant is Here to Stay!
New Doctor Who David Tennant has declared he’s “here to stay”, on this weeks “Friday Night With Jonathan Ross”.
According to the BBC Press Office, David – who appears on this week’s show – said:
“It’s almost too exciting, all a bit daunting. It was the most successful TV show of the year; if it all goes wrong it’s my fault… It’s a bit of a gamble. The danger is that you get stuck with it, but the only other option is you don’t do it. I didn’t want to be that guy. As long as I don’t get the sack, I’ll do another series.”
And elsewhere, on the BBC News page, another interview with David Tennant features largely. Tennant has more to say on the role, including:
“It has been very curious to sit watching the titles roll with my name on them.
I was sent good luck cards from Tom Baker and Peter Davison. They were the Doctors I grew up watching, while eating toast and drinking Tizer at home, so I was very honoured.”
The article reveals that the Doctor’s new accent is picked up from his companion Rose, and has more from Tennant:
“Unlike other enduring characters such as Sherlock Holmes or Tarzan, being the Doctor allows you a certain freedom that is both very demanding and very thrilling,” he said. “It allows you to make the character using elements of yourself.”
And there’s a few words about the subject of kissing:
“There is a short kiss between the Doctor and Rose, but you will have to wait and see what happens”
What is it about Who fans and kissing? Do we as a group do so little of it?!
The BBC’s Official Doctor Who site features some details on Attack of the Graske, the “red button” episode that follows Christmas Invasion:
Attack of the Graske is a mini episode of Dr Who with a twist – it allows viewers to become the Doctor’s companion.
Viewers will get the chance to track down an evil alien life form by flying the TARDIS and completing a series of challenges set by the Doctor himself.
The challenge will be available throughout the night and after the January 1 repeat of The Christmas Invasion on BBC Three.
Which is a relief as I thought I was going to have to miss “Booze Cruise 2″ on ITV, featuring Rose actor Mark Benton.
More from the official site, and a whole Games section has been developed. Alongside “The Last Dalek”, there are two new games. In “Slitheen Surfer” (which resembles 1980s classic arcade game “Toobin’”), you must guide Margaret Slitheen as she surfs on her extrapolator through the debris of Earth; while in “SuDocWho”, play Soduku. With the Doctors. Really.
And finally, contactmusic.com reports that Ricky Wilson of the popular beat combo “Kaiser Chiefs” claims that he was offered the role of Doctor Who before David Tennant.
Lucky escape we all had there, then.