Look, I’m just going to say it: Catherine Tate’s Donna Noble is the best companion of the New-Who era of Doctor Who. The only debate on the subject we ever have here at Nerd & Tie is whether or not she’s the best companion from all of Doctor Who or not. That said, she only appeared as a regular for one season/series of the show, and considering the way she departed the show, we were pretty sure we wouldn’t experience more adventures with her.
Well, guess what? We were wrong.
Big Finish has announced that they’ll be putting out a new adventure set during the fourth season/series of Doctor Who with both David Tennant and Catherine Tate to reprise their roles.
The audio drama will premiere in May of 2016, but you can preorder it now if you feel like it.
John Hurt’s The War Doctor may have been shoe-horned into the Doctor’s timeline to let the plot of of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special work once Christopher Eccleston refused to appear, but he’s been embraced by the fandom pretty strongly. I mean, he’s John Hurt, so that’s probably a part of it. It seemed unlikely that we’d ever see this particular incarnation of the time lord again though, as the 50th ended his story so well.
Well, we weren’t completely right on that last bit.
While he’s not coming back to screens, John Hurt will return to the role of the War Doctor in a new Big Finish Audio Adventure. Titled “Only the Monstrous,” it’s expected to be out this December. Hurt will be joined by Jacqueline Pierce, who plays a time lady. The audio story is intended to be part of a bridge between the the audio adventures of Paul McGann’s eighth Doctor and the revived ongoing television series.
Personally, I’m very excited.