Happy 49th Anniversary to Doctor Who! To celebrate this momentous occassion SFX have a rather brilliant article where eleven of the best Doctor Who writers chat about the eleven Doctors.. brill!
Fear Her writer Matthew Graham discusses David Tennant's Tenth Doctor below:
In recent returning drama, it is hard to think of an actor who has so perfectly, brilliantly become the embodiment of the spirit of the writer who penned him. David Tennant is not just the Doctor – he is Russell T Davies’s Doctor. He carries forward the passion, the elan, the sheer breath-taking cheekiness, the impish brio of the man who dug up the TARDIS, dusted her off and set her loose again.Hard to believe that when we first met him, the Tenth Doctor was mumbling in a council flat bedroom through the first half of “The Christmas Invasion”. Even when he dragged himself upright he was scatty, distant and difficult to like – as both Rose Tyler and we all felt. And then he saw a big fat red button squatting inside a Sycorax spacecraft and he gave what was to become a trademark Tennant-era speech. “My problem is when I see a big red button I just have to press it.” Or something along those lines. Point is – THAT’S the defining speech of Tennant’s Doctor. Naughty, rebellious, child-like but running on cosmic certainty and reverberating with the absolute authority of the Last of the Time Lords. That’s Russell. That’s the Tenth Doctor. They are one and the same.I fell in love with David’s Doctor at that precise moment. And I trusted him ever since. I believed in him the way I never even believed in the Doctors of my youth. Jon Pertwee or Tom Baker should have occupied that special place in my heart. But in the end it took this 40-year-old father of two completely by surprise that at the moment David thumped that big red button, he thought, “You are my Doctor.”