This year marks the 10th anniversary of the final year of David Tennant’s tenure as the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who. Whovians will no doubt remember the pain that accompanied saying goodbye to the beloved incarnation of the Time Lord a decade ago in the grand two-part finale “The End of Time.” But if for some reason you fancy becoming an emotional wreck all over again, make sure to catch the episode when it’s released in theaters later this year.
Fathom Events and BBC Studios have teamed-up to showcase the fan favorite story in cinemas nationwide (that’s the US, sorry overseas fans) on Wednesday, August 7th at 7PM local time. Alongside the main feature, fans who attend the event will get to see an all-new interview with Tennant in which the actor will reflect on his time on Who and discuss the impact it still has on his life all these years after piloting the TARDIS for the final time.
Well, full-time, at least. Tennant has never actually closed the door on Doctor Who completely. He returned opposite his successor Matt Smith in 2013’s 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” and regularly reprises his role opposite old co-stars Billie Piper and Catherine Tate on audio for Big Finish Productions. Even his latest show, Amazon’s Good Omens, snuck in a few Doctor Who easter eggs.
In case you need reminding about the plot of this most iconic of Who tales, here’s the synopsis Fathom supplies on their website:
“In “The End of Time,” the Doctor’s psychotic nemesis the Master (Simm) has been reborn. Reunited with his friend Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins), the Doctor desperately tries to locate the Master only to find that an even greater danger is approaching. As a terrible shadow falls across the entire universe, an ancient trap closes around the Earth. With the sound of drums growing louder, the Doctor and Wilf must fight alone. But sacrifices must be made, and a deadly prophecy looms: “He will knock four times.”
You can order your tickets now for the event by following the link below. Meanwhile, Doctor Who season 12 starring Jodie Whittaker is currently filming.