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My Doctor is coming back!

David Tennant and Catherine Tate reunite for Doctor Who audio adventures

*Squeeeeeeeeee* !!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

He is returning! My Doctor is coming back!



By the time I joined the Doctor Who fandom, it was already over with the Tenth Doctor. The introduction, all the adventures, the regeneration, guest apperances, the 50th anniversary, I missed all this. Digging through old discussions and sites that haven't been updated for years, I always had that feeling that I was late. Too late, far too late [s]he has come. He's given a number and the world's moved on. I feel so weird calling him 'the Tenth Doctor', to me he's the Doctor, it's the others who need numbers, and with some Doctors I often go with the number only because I don't want to call them the Doctor. I accept them, I welcome them but in my heart there's only one true Doctor.

This is best news ever. It's not only a new set of the Tenth Doctor's adventures, it's the adventures happening on my watch, a whole new experience I thought I'd never get. Not in ten, fifteen years at least. And here it is!

And it's with Donna! I don't think I could be persuaded into a new companion, guest or not guest. Companions are crucial to the Tenth Doctor's story, he's not the Eleventh with centuries to fill. And Donna is exactly the companion I'd like to see again. There's nothing to add to Martha's story and Rose might say it's supposed to be her but it really isn't. After averything we've been through (if I ever meet Russell T Davies, this is going to be me but for Journey's End), we deserve some happy moments with Donna.

The only big question is who's going to write it. I'd be thrilled if Russell T Davies took the opportunity for a little comeback but as it's very unlikely, as long as the Doctor and Donna remain in character, I'm happy with anyone. If it's bad, to me it's going to be a fanfiction read by David Tennant and Catherine Tate. The DoctorDonna, before it all got sad.

It's Christmas! :D

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shyfoxling
Sep. 24th, 2015 05:02 pm (UTC)
Before you drown in your squee (though you would be justified in doing so; I may have yelped in delight when I ran across this potential news myself), I've read some posts around saying this is unconfirmed and they're not sure why Blogtor Who is sounding so certain.

To my mind, Tom Baker is the Doctor; but to my heart, he's David Tennant.
alumfelga
Sep. 24th, 2015 05:16 pm (UTC)
Reason tells me it sounds too good to be true - and I noticed there was no source material for the news. On the other hand, Blogtor Who has a reputation, why would they post a gossip and make it sound like something certain? And Big Finish hasn't denied... I might be celebrating news too soon but it's really hard to listen to the reason ;)
dieastra
Sep. 24th, 2015 06:10 pm (UTC)
Huh, so now I'm confused. To squee or not to squee, that is the question!

I guess we'll have to wait and see. I know they recently got the rights to new Doctor Who stuff, and there are probably things in the pipeline that are just not yet announced. Too bad the Big Finish Forum is dead. It was always a source of good information.

In any way it would be the first I saw live of him also. The year I started to watch the episodes I hadn't seen before was the year of the specials. I remember the friends in the German forum talking about the one that was up around Halloween, but at the time I did not care and also had no idea how to watch. So other than the good-bye, it was all past episodes from DVDs for me as well.

By the way, do you know this gif? I thought this was pretty genious: http://dieastra.livejournal.com/22991.html

And Donna is my favourite companion. This could be awesome. Who knows, maybe even a little Jack thrown in for good measure... Which reminds me, I haven't written my review to the first Torchwood audio yet.
alumfelga
Sep. 24th, 2015 06:35 pm (UTC)
I suppose Big Finish will either confirm it or deny it in upcoming days...

I just don't want River Song there, everything else is fine by me :)

I stared at the gif for a whole minute before I got it :D Imagine how accurate it would be if the Tenth Doctor left at the end of 2010, not in the beginning :D
dieastra
Sep. 24th, 2015 11:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, it takes a while to catch what is going on and then you are like "How did I not see that, it's awesome!"

I'm sure there is some truth to the rumor. As you say, they wouldn't just post rumors. There was truth to the Torchwood audios as well when we first got excited about them, even though at the time both the BBC and RTD actually denied it.

And if they haven't planned anything yet, they should do now after the fan reactions!
alumfelga
Sep. 25th, 2015 03:24 pm (UTC)
There was truth to the Torchwood audios as well when we first got excited about them, even though at the time both the BBC and RTD actually denied it.
Really? I'm puzzled why they denied it then. I think it's good to spread the news and let people know there's something to wait for. With Doctor Who, I suppose the rivalry between the two Doctors might be something the creators would want to avoid - hence, you know, 'no big announcements about the popular Tenth or the Eleventh when the actual show is being aired' politics - although I'm not sure if that's the case. The effect might be exactly opposite.
But with Torchwood, I can't think of a reason for not telling the fans it hasn't been forgotten.
dieastra
Sep. 25th, 2015 05:40 pm (UTC)
It's the BBC *sigh* Don't ask, it doesn't make sense.

We first heard about it at the stage door in January in Glasgow from John Barrowman himself. He told our fangroup but said it was not official yet so we should keep our mouth shut but we should be prepared and when the news come out, spread it everywhere.

A few weeks later he was attending a very huge convention - not a fan convention, rather a business con, where journalists come and interview them. And on that weekend he talked not only about Arrow, but also the Torchwood audios. Then the journalists got back home and wrote their articles, and the news were everywhere.

I took that as a sign that it is official now, and started to spread the word, as he had asked us to do. We all did. Only to be met with doubt by other fans, saying they rather wait for the real official announcement - as these were only articles written by journalists, but nothing else.

Then they also went on to say JB should have kept his mouth shut and by talking about it actually destroyed the chance and that the BBC might be angry now - which is stupid. On the contrary, you should have seen all those excited tweets and messages - people are indeed waiting for more Torchwood, and if they hadn't known before, it certainly should have given them a clue!

I don't think he let it slip accidentally - he's too professional for that - there must be a reason why he talked about it. Maybe he was testing the water, hoping to push thinsg? And then was left alone in the pouring rain.

And the next day there was an interview with RTD and he said he has no idea - not only that he was not involved, but that he had no idea at all and it sounded like they still need his permission. And everyone was like "told you so".

But I knew what I knew, he even had said it's six episodes - five single ones and one team episode. You don't make something like this up.

This is my entry from the time with some links collected, but apparently I did not keep this one so I don't remember what exactly he said. It was pretty negative though. http://dieastra.livejournal.com/124029.html

It took till May till the official Big Finish announcement. Which was done pretty neatly. On their FB page, they started to post cryptic messages. Only some letters at first, took a while till whole words formed. In the end, it was only a day and a time and a radio station. Which was the JB radio show. So everyone had to listen to his show and in that was the official announcement.

If I have learnt anything since then, that Big Finish likes to play with their audience. So they won't just say "we have the Tenth Doctor", they will have hints and then the people will try to figure out what the next big thing is. Which was great fun reading those entries in the forum, them speculating.
alumfelga
Sep. 25th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
Very strange behaviour. Well, I'm going to believe Blogtor Who, even if it takes months for Big Finish to confirm.
dieastra
Sep. 26th, 2015 08:49 am (UTC)
Another example of rumors coming true. A friend notified me that in a theatre stage forum there were rumors of David Tennant and Catherine Tate doing "Much ado about nothing". She said, the people on this forum usually work in the business, so they may pick up things behind the scenes are not official yet.

I asked my friend if we were interested in this and she said yes, of course!

A few weeks later it was announced that David and Catherine were on a Saturday morning TV show. Great, I thought, they will announce it then properly, and then we can discuss which date to go, and buy the tickets when they come out.

Around 2 PM I went online and the net was nuts. Apparently they had started the ticket selling right away without any notification. Not even the people in the ticket center knew what hit them! They also had to get people out of their weekends to come in into the theatre as there was a huge long line.

I told my friend if we wait till Monday all tickets will be gone. I even called my co-workers at home to ask if I can have vacation at the time.

Now imagine I did not have heard the rumors before. I would have started THEN to find someone to go with me. Impossible.
alumfelga
Sep. 26th, 2015 02:19 pm (UTC)
The news seem to find their way to you before everyone else ;)

Apparently they had started the ticket selling right away without any notification.
When I hear things like that, I always worry what's wrong with people. Was it ignorance, "oh, we didn't know David and Catherine have become such popular" or what? It was in the theatre's best interest to let people know the tickets were avaliable.

It reminded me last year when Benedict Cumberbatch came to Poland for the OffPlus Camera Festival. It was announced in the last days of April, few days before the festival started. It was a mess from the very beginning, no certain information about the event (we knew the date but the hour wasn't certain for a very long time), some issues with the tickets (having a ticket for the festival, you could book online your free pass for an event about two days before the event, if you're lucky enough, so you had to buy a ticket and arrange your travel with no guarantee you'll get to see Benedict), very stressful time. The most common answer for all questions was "we don't know yet". It was like people in charge weren't prepared for having such a big guest at all. Their ticket system's worked before but when thousand of people became interested in one event and demanded information in advance, suddenly nothing was known. It was a couple of wonderful fans who kept things together, spread the news and separated facts from gossips. If it wasn't for them, most of us would never make it for the event.
dieastra
Sep. 27th, 2015 06:37 pm (UTC)
The news seem to find their way to you before everyone else ;)

I like to keep my ears open ;) And networking. When you are a member in a fangroup or have lots of friends, someone somewhere always knows something.

OMG what an awful experience! I don't like that either. I want to plan everything in advance, travel and hotel and how to get around and whom to travel with. It is great though that in such times fans come together and help each other. And it is also great that he came to Poland as not everyone can travel to the UK. Must have been a huge thing for you fans!

For the same reason I stayed far away from buying any tickets for the official Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebration. Those that tried to get tickets said it was a nightmare. The website broke down, it took hours, tickets you already had in your basket vanished again, and then you had to buy photo tickets extra and the same started again.

The BBC has realized that they can make money with such things and it was overall very overprised and not well organized. Long lines, people being told to stand in wrong lines, etc. etc.

That Sherlock Con where I met Benedict - not the official one from this year in April but it was last year in February in Birmingham - was not off to a good start as well but it was not the organizer's fault. They announced Ben, it was six weeks before the con. Everyone got a ticket. The next day apparently Moffat's wife Sue tweeted that she does not know anything about a convention. Which made a lot of fans afraid. You know how such things get blown up.

We got divided into two groups who fought with each other. Those that said now we will lose all our money, and those that know Sean from previous cons and said he never announces someone without having a signed contract. He has said that repeatedly. So I trusted this. What I think happened that he made the contract with the American manager (as Benedict was in America at the time), and nobody told the UK people about it. And since they were already planning that official Sherlock con (but it was secret at the time still) they were miffed that someone else was having him first.

Took them two weeks to sort it out, two weeks in which we all worried much as we already had booked planes and hotels etc. In the end it all turned out well, and it was a great con, but I could have done without all the worry.
alumfelga
Sep. 28th, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
And it is also great that he came to Poland as not everyone can travel to the UK. Must have been a huge thing for you fans!
It was :) But he wasn't into autographs that time, he seemed to be in the hurry the whole time. And he's been always walked through back doors because of, well, security I think. Still, a nice thing to be part of :)

The website broke down, it took hours, tickets you already had in your basket vanished again, and then you had to buy photo tickets extra and the same started again.
The BBC has realized that they can make money with such things and it was overall very overprised and not well organized. Long lines, people being told to stand in wrong lines, etc. etc.

Sounds like a nightmare! I thought I'd give my country some slack for a lack of experience in organizing such things but it looks like there can be troubles everywhere. I'd really expect better from the BBC.

Oh, what a misunderstanding with the con. You've all must have been so worried for such a long time. We're all people but things like that just shouldn't happen.
alumfelga
Oct. 26th, 2015 04:10 pm (UTC)
Finally, an official confirmation!
I've done some research, meaning I've asked people who know the Big Finish audios, and they say it's probably going to be an hour each, so we'll get three bonus hours of David and Catherine. Amazing. I'm so excited right now!
dieastra
Oct. 26th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
When I posted the link the news was just 2 hours old. I wanted you to hear it from me first. Did it work? ;)

I am listening to their new Torchwood line at the moment and about an hour sounds right. It's hard to say as it is not one file but several short chapters. In the end you also get an interview with the author and actors, talking about the episode.

And of course, these three are just the start. I'm sure there will be many more.

What I think is great, that David started out there before he even was the Doctor, and is coming home now!
alumfelga
Oct. 26th, 2015 07:53 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I checked my facebook first... The news was practicly everywhere :) But it was a huge pleasure to read about it multiple times, to see so many people posting and commenting, and sharing their joy. To be a part of that new energy in the fandom. That's exactly what I was hoping for since I missed it when David was the Doctor and never had that level of enthusiasm about Peter Capaldi.

In the end you also get an interview with the author and actors, talking about the episode.
That's a good idea! Like a little Confidential or Doctor Who Extra.

And of course, these three are just the start. I'm sure there will be many more.
I think we can count on David for obvious reasons but I'm not so sure about Catherine... I know she enjoys working with David but would it be enough for her to do another series? What do you think? I'm just going to take these three certain episodes as there was nothing more to hope for. Just to keep my expectations on a reasonable level :)
dieastra
Oct. 26th, 2015 10:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I bet it was everywhere. I read it on a few places myself. This is exactly what happened a few months ago when we got the news about Torchwood. Everyone being so excited and sharing the love.

Some fans are already spekulating that David might meet other Doctors... anything is possible in the Big Finish world.

The way I understand this though, these are three single adventures, not connected? Not a series, like the six Torchwood adventures?

Still, audios are easy and quickly to produce. They come in, read their stuff, and are finished after a day or two. I don't see why it couldn't continue for a long time.
alumfelga
Oct. 27th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
Multi-Doctor stories are always fun! And I'm sure David would be very up for it :)

The way I understand this though, these are three single adventures, not connected?
I haven't read the descriptions - the more I like something, the less I want to know about it before it's released - but it looks like it. Also, it's three separate authors. Personally, I'm glad, it's going to be like in the show.

You're right, I somehow overestimated the time they need to record it. I was thinking about weeks :)
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