What if David Tennant had stayed on for another series of Doctor Who?


David Tennant and Karen Gilligan

Lets go deep for a second – enter a parallel universe, if you will. A parallel universe where David Tennant (the 10th reincarnation of Doctor Who) had stayed on for another series – what would’ve happened?

Well, in an interview with Doctor Who Magazine, Steven Moffat revealed some ideas he had – and they involve Amelia Pond (played by the beautiful Karen Gillan).

I only had the roughest idea. Had David stayed for one final year, it would certainly have been his last, so my pitch was that it would start with the TARDIS crashing in Amelia’s back garden – as now – and a terribly battered and bruised Tenth Doctor staggering out. Amelia finds him, feeds him fish custard (no that was for Matt, it would have been something more Davidy) and generally helps him. But we, the audience, can see he’s in a truly bad way. Dying maybe. Eventually he heads back to his TARDIS, and flies off. But when he returns – many years later for Amy – he seems perfectly fine, and indeed doesn’t remember any of those events… And of course over time, we realise what we saw was the Tenth Doctor at the end of his life, about to regenerate. Events that we return to in Episode 13… There you go. The road not taken. Weird even to think about it now!

I love a good twist in Doctor Who and that one may have blown my mind just a little bit. Would you have preferred this to Matt Smith’s (reincarnation number 11) story with Amelia Pond? Let us know on the comments section below or via Twitter or Facebook!


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