Physician Who: David Tennant Confirmed as Fourteenth Physician

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David Tennant is again on his “wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff” in his first “Physician Who” look since 2013. The actor, beforehand recognized for his position because the tenth Physician, returned because the 14th Physician within the long-running BBC collection on Sunday. The plot improvement got here after the thirteenth Physician, portrayed by Jodie Whittaker, and the primary girl to play the character, regenerated within the episode. “What? What? What?” stated the Time Lord, an extraterrestrial being disguised as a human as he realized he’d returned to a earlier human kind slightly than a brand new one, as he has for the previous six a long time.

As an alternative of 10’s traditional brown trench coat, 14 wears a dark-blue overcoat within the particular, titled “The Energy of the Physician.” In any other case, Tennant’s characters bear a putting resemblance to at least one one other. “To a form of informal viewer, I appear to be I am form of wearing the identical means as I was,” Tennant stated in an interview with BBC after the episode aired. “However really we have gone for one thing that is form of the identical however completely different. That has echoes of the previous however it’s additionally a bit one thing of the now as nicely.”

Tennant first stepped into the Time Lord’s sneakers in 2005, enjoying 10 till 2010, when Matt Smith made his debut as the latest incarnation of the time-traveling physician. In 2013, Tennant reprised his position because the fan-favorite tenth Physician within the present’s Fiftieth-anniversary particular, a 3-D episode known as “The Day of the Physician,” in 2013. In honor of the present’s sixtieth anniversary, Tennant and Catherine Tate, who performed the tenth Physician’s companion, Donna Noble, will return for 3 particular episodes set to air in November 2023.

In Might, the BBC revealed that “Intercourse Training” star Ncuti Gatwa had been forged because the fifteenth Physician, who will make his debut in winter 2023. “There aren’t fairly the phrases to explain how I am feeling,” Gatwa stated in a statement when the information was first introduced. “A mixture of deeply honored, past excited and naturally a bit bit scared. . . . In contrast to the Physician, I could solely have one coronary heart however I’m giving all of it to this present.”

How precisely will the Physician’s regeneration to his fifteenth kind happen? Solely time will inform.

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