‘Doctor Who’: David Tennant And Catherine Tate Reunite For Three New Audio Adventures
Whovians rejoice! Our dearly beloved David Tennant and his Doctor Who companion Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) have reunited once more, this time for audiobook episodes in three new adventures titled Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures. A snippet has been made available online — have a listen to it below.
Tate played Donna Noble in the 2006 Christmas special of Doctor Who and later reprised her role for the fourth series in 2008. David and Catherine are friends in real life, and have reunited often since their series 4 end. Donna has appeared in several audio adventures, including Big Finish Productions’ 50th anniversary mini-series Destiny of the Doctor. She also appears in three original audiobooks published by BBC Books: 2008’s Pest Control and The Forever Trap, and 2009’s The Nemonite Invasion.
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Tennant played the 10th Doctor in three series as well as nine specials. His incarnation’s companions included shop girl Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), medical student Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), and fiery office assistant Donna Noble (Catherine Tate). David said goodbye to all three companions in the 2008 finale, Journey’s End, after which he traveled alone briefly before Donna Noble’s grandfather accompanied him for his final adventure in The End of Time. David’s Doctor was voted as U.K.’s favorite Doctor in a survey held by the Radio Times magazine.
David and Catherine’s three new adventures will be available to purchase individually or as a set. They include Death and the Queen, Technophobia, and Time Reaver, which the Nerdist reports “looks like Cthulhu.” In the newly released audio teaser of this particular episode, the Doctor and Donna can be heard visiting “an entirely mechanical planet called Calibris where a deadly black market has opened,” notes the Independent.
In the first story, Technophobia, writer Matt Fitton says the pair visit a futuristic London where “mankind is gradually losing its ability to use everyday technology,” with a threat of an evil force behind it, reports Unreality TV. The site has also provided a short synopsis for Time Reaver, which was written by Jenny T. Colgan, and reads,
“The Doctor and Donna arrive on Calibris – ‘An entirely mechanical planet. Catch, hitch, fuel, fix, buy, pretty much any kind of transportation in existence.’ It’s also a world full of scoundrels, where a deadly black market has opened up in a device known only as the Time Reaver.”
The synopsis for episode 3, Death and the Queen, written by James Goss, reads,
“Donna is swept along in a fairytale romance and meets the man of her dreams in the beautiful land of Goritania. What can possibly go wrong? And why has the Doctor never heard of Goritania?”
Last year, Tennant and Tate gushed about reuniting for the audiobooks, and joked around with producers of Big Finish about why exactly they love working together. Tate also explained what makes David the best Doctor.
“He’s incredibly professional, he does all his research, knows everything, can answer every question, and he is truly a remarkable and wonderful person,” Tate said, trying to keep a straight face.
— Blogtor Who (@BlogtorWho) February 20, 2016
David Tennant is not the only Doctor gearing up to take the TARDIS for a spin once more. John Hurt, who played The War Doctor during the 50th anniversary episode, Day of the Doctor, will be featured in a separate new 12-part audio series, due for release this December.
David and Catherine’s new Doctor Who audio dramas are being produced by Big Finish, and will be available this May.
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