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29 October 2008 @ 07:16 pm
Doctor Who casting news.

I've had a crazy, intense week; it's not over yet, but I HAD to post about this.

YES!!! THANK GOD!!!!!!!!! I've been saying ever since the finale that I really, really didn't think David Tennant was sticking around as the Doctor and I've never been more happy to be right. I wrote about why I preferred this option way back on June 9, 2008, and I stick by that post (with the only change being that I actually do NOT plan on watching the show under Moffat ... David being gone makes it that much easier).

I've gone on here and there in other entries and other flist posts about why I was so hopeful about this prospect, but suffice it to say here, with all of these comments from Rusty, David and even Moffat, I've just been more and more certain that he wasn't sticking around and I'm quite thrilled about that. I really, really am. The Who that Rusty created: Nine, Ten, Rose, Donna (perhaps Martha, but I suppose that's still possible) began and will end with Russell T Davies. YAY!!!

And, yes, I can't help but be hopeful that we'll get some final, awesome send-off with David/Ten that does have to do with Rose ... even if it's only in the form of an alt-universe special (which wouldn't bother me in the least). And speaking of ... with that alt-universe Doctor and Rose, Rusty did leave the door open for a David and Billie return at any time for some sort of special episode. So yay!!!

I do love David Tennant, I do love Ten, but I couldn't be happier about this news. Moffat can't touch my Doctors any longer. YAY!!!!!!!!
Kelly: doctor who: shitmspotamus on October 29th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
In some ways, I agree with you, but that doesn't make my heart break any less.

Not to mention that this blows the River Song arc to hell (which may or may not be a good thing, but I am a canon nazi and discrepancies upset me greatly. :M)
False gods are just as good, y'know.: bathrobe dragshionthekid on October 29th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
I'm ecstatic about this as well - now I don't have to feel guilty about not wanting to watch S5.
Diana: For You -- Doctor/Rosebutterfly on October 29th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Yes! Yes to everything.
ex_miss_pru on October 29th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Someone who agrees with me!
main_hoon_emily on October 30th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
As usual I agree completely. :-) You seem to be the only one of my Doctor Who-loving friends who feels the way I do about Moffat, so I'm glad to not be alone in not being devastated by this news. Hopefully we'll get at least a glimpse of Human Ten and Rose, living happily together, in some future episode, but that's all I need to make me happy.
But you can call me Bowie: dr who the masterisiscaughey on October 30th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
I'm pleased that Moffat gets a clean slate to start from- the cynic in me is pleased he can't fuck around with the New Who characters I've come to love so much. The optimist in me hopes that with a blank check, he'll be able to redeem himself. Or at least come up with something interesting...
blackcat_1 on October 30th, 2008 10:11 am (UTC)
Word to everything you've said. The time is right.
bubbles234bubbles234 on October 30th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
In a way, I am glad he's leaving, not only because of what you said, but this way Moffat can not fuck up 10's character.


eolivet on October 30th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
Refresh my memory...will RTD do the '09 specials, or just DT? (From your post, it sounds like RTD is going to do them)

But that makes sense. Here's hoping they cast a really unattractive Eleven to screw with Moffat's plans. ;p

(though a newspaper is running odds for the next Doctor and it looks like the guy who was the captain in TIP/TSP is in the lead, followed by David Morrissey [who I LOVE!], James Nesbitt [also AWESOME!] and John Simm [Please GOD no!! :p ])
MVmrv3000 on October 31st, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)