Doctor Who Season 5 MASSIVE SPOILERS

Doctor Who Season 5 MASSIVE SPOILERS

Doctor Who Season 5 MASSIVE SPOILERS

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Oct. 29 2008 4:24 PM

Doctor Who Season 5 MASSIVE SPOILERS

MAJOR DOCTOR WHO SPOILERS BELOW.


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I AM WAY WAY SERIOUS.


DO NOT READ THIS IS YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE A GINORMOUS SPOILER.


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IN FACT, EVERYONE LEAVE NOW.


[Looks around. Anyone left? OK.]

AAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Well, crap.

Series 5 (what we call "season 5" in the US) will have the usual Christmas Special, then four more special episodes, and then a new actor will take over the role. Speculation is rampant about Who it will be (haha) but nothing has been confirmed yet.

I have something of a man crush on David Tennant, and I will be truly sorry to see him go. He has brought a depth and emotion to the role that beautifully ties in the pathos of the character that I need as an adult, with the swashbuckling nonsense I loved so much as an adolescent.

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Adjusting to a new actor will be very difficult, but that's the price of love for the show. I wonder if they'll establish a new companion before this happens?

Sigh. OK, I can deal with this. And who knows; I like Christopher Eccleston a lot, but wound up liking Tennant more. Maybe the next person will be even better.

But still. Sigh.

Tip o' the sonic screwdriver to Jason Hanford-Smith.