I remember watching the last episode of season one come to a close with the 9th Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) regenerating into his new body. It was an interesting thing to watch as I saw The Doctor look as if he was on fire, bending his back looking as if he was in pain during the process. For the first time seeing this I thought to myself this is not what I imagined at all. When I thought about how a regeneration process was going to take place I had in my head that The Doctor would die and then all on the next season they would start to show a new actor as him. Clearly this was not the case. The Doctor’s new body started to grow thick brown hair on his head as well as a long thin face. This was the new Doctor, the 10th Doctor, David Tennant.
Quickly I started the next season to see what happens next. Episode 1: The Christmas Invasion began with The Doctor unconscious while aliens were invading the city of London. For most of this episode The Doctor is this way until finally after he is fully regenerated he comes out of the TARDIS a new man. Tennant opens up the doors and with a smirk on his face he rhetorically asks, “Did you miss me?” At that moment I knew that David Tennant was going to be a completely different character for The Doctor than Christopher Eccleston was.
I very much enjoyed the part when The Doctor walked up to the Sycorax Leader snapped his weapon in half with his leg and points to him saying, “Now you just wait, I’m busy.” Hearing Tennant say this I could tell that he was going to use more humor in his character. As I kept watching Tennant did just that. With his sarcastic attitude he walks over to the big threatening button and presses it acting like a child, adding humor to the show.
David Tennant ended this particular episode with picking out his outfit. He was no longer going to wear the thick black leather jacket anymore. Instead he chooses a much more Sherlock Holmes type of outfit. Going with a brown pinstripe suit with a pair of converses for his shoes and a long light brown trench coat falling to the floor. As I have watched this show for a while now I know realize that each separate actor puts their own spin on The Doctor’s character. I greatly appreciate this though because it keeps the show interesting. David Tennant known as the 10th Doctor for some and the Doctor who wears the pinstripe suit, but for me I know David Tennant as the actor who added humor to The Doctor’s character in the show Doctor Who.