Revisit David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor: Today In Science & Science Fiction

By David Wharton | Published

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Doctor Who: The Doctor’s Revisited – The Tenth Doctor
BBC America (1am/12c)

With Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor” finally premiering next month, the year-long retrospective specials on the actors who played the time lord have nearly caught up with us. Tonight the focus will be on the Doctor who became the first Doctor for many fans who only came to the show via its modern incarnation. While Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor has no shortage of fans, it was during the David Tennant years that the revitalized series really seemed to find its footing, and Tennant played the time lord’s dual nature of compassion and retribution very well indeed. He may look like a scrawny sort, but when Tennant said, “No second chances. That’s the kind of man I am,” it was easy to believe him. Enjoy the special tonight and take joy in the fact that we’ll soon get to see Tennant’s Tenth Doctor having one last adventure, alongside the Eleventh and Rose Tyler herself.

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