In the true definition of “This just in, it was announced earlier today just hours before tonight’s return of Doctor Who on BBC America, that both David Tennant and Billie Piper (the Doctor’s companion, Rose Tyler) will join current Doctor and companion, Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, in the 50th anniversary special, which begins filming this week in the UK. In addition to Tennant and Piper, John Hurt of the Harry Potter series will also co-star.
The 50th anniversary special will mark the first time Tennant has appeared as the Tenth Doctor since Jan. 1, 2010, and also the first time Piper has appeared in the series since Tennant’s final episode, “The End of Time”. Tennant was brilliant as the Doctor for three series while Piper was the Doctor’s companion for two series.
Personally, taking nothing away from Matt Smith who portrays the current Doctor and the good early returns on Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Eleventh Doctor’s mysterious companion, Clara Oswin, this does have my Doctor Who pants dancing in the aisle. I can’t think of a better Doctor/companion duo than David Tennant and Billie Piper.
Since it was David Tennant, himself, who announced not to long ago that he would not be returning for the 50th, it’s time to turn our attention to John Barrowman, who also ‘officially’ announced he would not be returning as Captain Jack Harkness. Could it be that we will now hear of his return for the 50th? One can only hold out hope.
Anyone else you’d like to see return for the 50th? How many days until Nov 2013?