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Doctor Who Details On The David Tennant 5th Season That Would Have Been; With Karen Gillan as Amy Pond

Posted By: Staff
Sun, 04/07/2013 - 16:13

Ever wonder what Doctor Who would have been like if David Tennant stuck around for one more season?

Well, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat fills us in, and also says it would have been David Tennant's last, but would have featured Karen Gillan as Amy Pond.

Speaking with Doctor Who Magazine (via Tennant News), Steven Moffat offered the following description of a Season 5 with David Tennant.

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!

David Tennant fans will get to see (at least?!) one more episode of their favorite Doctor Who as the 10th Doctor returns for the 50th Anniversary Special.