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Published on December 26th, 2010 | by Brian A Terranova

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What David Did Next…

It’s been almost 12 months since David Tennant was last on our screens as the Tenth Doctor in The End of Time. But what has he been doing since then?

We all have shows that we love, Doctor Who being our one common bond that brings us to places like Kasterborous. Sometimes those who create the show each week might not share our same enthusiasm it. Sometimes you find an actor that goes above and beyond the call of duty and Doctor Who has been lucky in that it had many actors in it’s family that felt this way.

So it should come as no surprise that retired Doctor, David Tennant, can out of the shadows to record a DVD special feature for the fans of Doctor Who.

And this will drop in at number five in our “top 5 things David has done since he left Doctor Who”.

5) Recording a special DVD feature for the Revisitations II Boxset.  While some other Doctors I could name left the part behind them for a long time after they departed the show, David is like the gift that keeps on giving. And for that, I am thankful. Due out sometime next year you can be this feature will be one that the fans are most anxious to see.

4) David on PBS. It might not mean much to some fans out there not aware of what PBS is, but here in America PBS stands for Public Broadcasting System. Sort of like the BBC in that the public pays for it, but instead of a license fee it is strictly donations. PBS is where most of the US Doctor Who fans would have first discovered Doctor Who or as most will call him “The guy with the Scarf?” So having a former Doctor Who hosting Masterpiece Contemporary made a nice circular return to PBS for me.

3) Best Dressed. What? “Doctor Who” and “Best Dressed”? Well, maybe not Doctor Who, but Dr Tennant was awarded the Best Dressed award from GQ online (so says his fan site www.david-tennant.com, so who am I to argue?) I was particularly glad to hear this because I for one thought David was a very stylish guy.

2) Welcome to America. David Tennant did more than just PBS. David snagged himself a sitcom pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, and a role in two films, Fright Night and How To Train Your Dragon. While it may not be the break though into the US market that many had hoped it would be, it’s a start. The man has talent and anyone can see that, he’ll be back I’m sure.

1) Single Father. Go on, try and tell me you didn’t watch this series with watery eyes. Sad, sad, sad, yet so good and uplifting too. Which we saw many ranges of emotions from David in his Doctor Who years, none more powerful that his parting episodes, they don’t hold a candle to the emotions put forth in this extremely moving story. Quite frankly I’m not sure how he survived it without needing a psychologist.

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Doctor Who and me go way back. I first discovered it on my local PBS Station WHYY in the suburbs outside Philadelphia when I was a young kid; though I am uncertain of the exact age.




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