I couldn’t let the major event of last week pass without writing a quick blog post. I’m not talking about the ‘big freeze’ but rather the finale to David Tennant’s association with Doctor Who. Most people who watch Doctor Who talk about who is ‘their’ Doctor – a large proportion of the people I know associate the show with the likes of Tom Baker and John Pertwee. I started watching the show when David Tennant took over the role of the Doctor, therefore most of the episodes I have seen feature him. It’s actually quite strange how you can become so attached to a series such as Doctor Who and when something like a complete change of cast happens it becomes quite significant. This is something that has been part of my life since 2005 and now the era has ended.
One of the most significant moments for me was when the Doctor went to see different companions at the end of the episode before he regenerated. The most poignant being when he visited the granddaughter of the woman he married and then the wedding of Donna, giving her a winning lottery ticket bought with a pound coin her late father had given him years before:
I am unsure what the new series will bring – it will probably be brilliant. However, this era will always be the one that I remember most as it has become part of my culture.