As I previously mentioned, the upcoming Doctor Who Children In Need Special will reunite viewers with the second most popular living actor to play the role of the time traveling alien, Peter Davison. The special will be written by Jeckyl creator and Doctor Who writer Stephen Moffat (The Empty Child/Doctor Dances, The Girl in the Fireplace), promising an adventure to remember.
Peter Davison roamed the universe in his cream-colored frock coat complete with a stick of celery on its lapel during the program’s all too brief resurgence in popularity in its 20th year. The fifth incarnation of the Doctor fought Daleks, Cybermen, The Silurians and even renewed his feud with the Master while dodging the Presidency of his home planet of Gallifrey.
At 30, Davison is the youngest actor to play the role, bringing a unique touch of an ‘old man in a young man’s body’ to his performance. Imbuing the part with little nods to his mentor Patrick Troughton (Doctor #2), Davison left the part after three years and… to be fair… Doctor Who slumped in the hearts and viewing figures of America.
On November 16th he gets to meet ‘the new guy.’
Expect to hear the battle cry of ‘squee’ across the land.
Also, don’t expect the American Sci-Fi network to carry it. They skipped the Children in Need Special that featured Tennant’s regeneration spasms and unless they make an exception, they’ll most likely skip this one too.