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The Guy on First.

By Seth Freilich | Industry | July 7, 2009 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | July 7, 2009 |

I’m a bit of a latecomer to the rejuvenated “Doctor Who” that airs on the BBC and the Syfy-Channel-what-used-to-be-the-SciFi-Channel-Before-Today. I watched the first series, with Christopher Eccleston, when it first aired, and despite digging it, I promptly stopped watching for no good reason. This summer, with absolutely shit on the tube, I’ve decided to finally catch up with the Doctor and “Torchwood” (I’ve already got an almost-unhealthy man crush on Captain Jack).

I’ve only just started the second series, and just got my first taste of David Tennant’s run on Sunday night when I watched “The Christmas Invasion” (a spinning, mad-attacking Christmas tree may be the best thing I’ve ever seen on TV). I still love me some Eccleston (although that love may diminish severely after he shows up in G.I. Joe as Destro), but I think I’m going to come around just fine on this Tennant chap.

Anyway, because I still have so much new-for-me Doctor still in store, this news doesn’t excite (just yet) as much as it will some of you but, nevertheless, it’s good news — rumor has it that they’ll be announcing a Doctor Who movie at the upcoming Comic-Con, starring Tennant (as opposed to the new joker, Matt Smith, who will become the eleventh doctor after the new specials finish airing early next year). There’s been some speculation about this for a while, with Tennant having been signed up for a super-secret sci-fi project and about-to-be-former exec producer Russell T. Davies dropping hints about a “special project.”

No word on where it may fall in the continuity or who the companion(s) will be, although one suspects some more info will leak in the days leading up to the Comic-Con announcement. Personally, I hope it involves the TARDIS traveling to LA, landing on this very day, and getting me the fuck out of downtown, because this Michael Jackson circus of a freakshow memorial business is about to put me over the top.

Anyway, this is a rather shit-quality video clip, since it’s a recording of a TV screen, but not only does it show the lovely Killer Christmas Tree, but it also has the quite amusing apple-in-the-robe bit. Enjoy.

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Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.