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I became a fan of Dr Who when Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper rebooted the series back in 2005. I guess you could say I’m a “new generation” fan. Although now in 2023, I’m not sure that’s valid anymore.

For me, the Christopher Eccleston era was an opportunity for me to understand what Dr Who was actually about. Sure I’d heard of Tom Baker before and seen odd bits of older episodes, but I had never actually sat down and watched a full episode.

As my first toe in the Dr Who ocean, I enjoyed my first full season of Dr Who and was ready for more.

Dr Who (David Tennant) looking out the door of the Tardis
Five years passed before the arrival of David Tennant, little did I know that I was about to witness some of the best "Sci-Fi" TV, but also the best Doctor of all time.

It was a great 5 years, I loved almost every second, the companions, the Weeping Angels, the WWII episodes with the gas mask, great TV!

I’ll be honest, I never wanted David Tennant to leave, but that’s the foundation of the series, the Doctor must change, Allons-y.

Luckily in 2010, Matt Smith replaced those famous converse shoes pretty much straight away, onwards to another great 3 years of awesome entertainment. Whilst Matt wasn’t quite the same as David, he’s up there in my top 2 favourite Dr Who actors, can you guess who they might be?

This is where my Dr Who journey takes a bit of a rest, I’d enjoyed it for 8 years, but Peter Capaldi or Jodie Whittaker were not my cup of tea. I watched the odd Christmas episode, but outside of that, I felt like my Dr Who enjoyment had peaked.

Until a few months ago, when the 60th Anniversary episodes were announced and more importantly the news that David Tennant would reprise his role has The Doctor. I was beyond excited.

Jump to the past 3 Saturdays, where the following episodes saw the return of David Tennant as The Doctor and Catherine Tate as his companion, or rather The Doctor Donna (Noble).

The three episodes were:-

  • The Star Beast
  • Wild Blue Yonder
  • The Giggle

This isn’t going to be a full review of each episode, that’s what Google is for.

But they were great episodes, straight back to the good old days of 2005, it was like nothing had changed, loved it.

A wheelchair and a ramp into the Tardis, amazing to see!

It was exactly what I needed to reignite my love for Dr Who, it was perfect. Better still, The Dr used something called “bi- regeneration” which led to not one, but two Doctors, in the same place, at the same time.

David remained, but wow what an introduction for the new Doctor Ncuti Gatwa, who somehow managed to duplicate the Tardis by hutting it with a large mallet.

That’s right, two Doctors and two Tardis / Tardis’s / Tardie. This leaves the door open for so many opportunities, will we see both Doctors together again, can any other Doctors return? Thinking Christopher Eccleston here, WHO KNOWS!!

Stopping to talk about Ncuti Gatwa for a minute. I only really know him from Sex Education, another great series by the way. I think he was In the Barbie film as well?

Anyway, he is absolutely perfect as the Doctor, I am here to stay and ready for the ride.

See you on Christmas Day.

Both Doctors - David Tennant and Ncuti Gatwa