David Tennant - Television Critics Association 2010
David Tennant made two appearances at the Television Critics Association (TCA) 2009 Press Tour which ran from Tuesday 28th July until Friday 8th August at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California.
The Television Critics Association 2009 Press Tour is the chance for television channels to promote their programmes to the press. Usually each panel lasts 30 - 45 minutes. These are not public events.
David Tennant attended on Wednesday 29th for Doctor Who and on Sunday 2nd August at the PBS panel for Masterpiece Contemporary.
After ComicCon, David Tennant will be making an appearance at the Television Critics Association (TCA) 2009 Press Tour which runs from Tuesday 28th July until Friday 8th August at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California.
The Television Critics Association 2009 Press Tour is the chance for television channels to promote their programmes to the press. Usually each panel lasts 30 - 45 minutes. This is not a public event.
David Tennant is expected to attend on Wednesday 29th for Doctor Who and on Sunday 2nd August at the PBS panel for Masterpiece Contemporary.
Photos of David Tennant on the Summer TCA Tour for BBC America (Doctor Who) on Wednesday 29th are online here. Updated 30/7
A video of David Tennant outside the Summer TCA Tour for BBC America yesterday is available on YouTube.com here. Updated 30/7
iFMagazine have posted an interview with David Tennant from the TCA Tour online here. Updated 30/7
Xeni has added a David Tennant (with book!) outside the TCA hotel online here. Updated 30/7
GadgetGuy has added a David Tennant outside the TCA hotel online here. Updated 30/7
Televisionary described David Tennant (at the BBC America cocktail party) as "The absolute nicest bloke on the planet. We talked legacy, the Tenth Doctor's sartorial choices, and more.". Updated 30/7
Quotes from David Tennant at TCA (via Televisionary and GadgetGuy):
"I grew up watching Tom Baker and Peter Davison."
"Tenth Doctor's death will be an hour and 15 minutes long, in December."
"About huge fan response at Comic Con: I wanted to crowd dive but they were all sitting down. Very disappointing!"
"I should have gone crowd diving at Comic-Con. That's probably the only chance I ever would have had to do it."
"On kissing John Barrowman at ComicCon: "The moment was right!""
"DT is very nice and sweet."
"David Tennant, a beanpole, won't rule out future "Doctor Who" appearance as long as he can fit into the trousers. So no one feed him!"
"David Tennant on bringing Susan back (they're not): "I would have loved that!""
"Tennant's Scottish accent makes sayings like "coyingly quirky" sound even better."
"Up next for David Tennant a TV version of Hamlet and the film St. Trinians'."
Televisionary posted an interview with David Tennant online here. Updated 30/7
alyssa posted some photos of David Tennant at the Summer TCA Tour on 29th July here, here,
and here. Updated 30/7
David Tennant gives the last word to IFMagazine. Updated 31/7
PremuimHollywood.com have a detailed article about the David Tennant / Russell T Davies interview at TCA. Updated 3/8
Quotes about David Tennant from the Doctor Who panel at TCA include:
Tim Goodman of SFGate said "I will say that Tennant, a wonderful actor, is also a funny and forthcoming guy."
Michael Hinman of AirLockAlpha.com said "David Tennant, dressed in some cool light jacket and clothes that made me long for casual day, is exactly like the Time Lord he plays on television. He's engaging, has a killer smile, and even if he wasn't The Doctor, it's hard not to love this guy."
spikewriter of GallifreyBase (who wasn't at TCA but it's a lovely quote) said "It's not surprising that BBC America would want to have David Tennant at TCA. It's not just that he's currently the star of an important program for them, but he's charming, pleasant, witty, and cleans up nicely, just the type you want mingling with the journalists." Updated 31/7
On Sunday 2nd August David Tennant attended the PBS panel so that the journalists could meet him as the new host of Masterpiece Contemporary.
The panel only appeared to last for about fifteen minutes but Tweets posted by various journalists included:
Televisionary: "Up first: David Tennant, who is the new host of Masterpiece Contemporary." Updated 2/8
Televisionary: "Special guest at PBS' Masterpiece Contemporary panel: none other than David Tennant himself!" Updated 2/8
Televisionary: "David Tennant's stage performance as Hamlet will air in 2010 on PBS' Great Performances." Updated 2/8
Televisionary: "David Tennant's Hamlet will also be available via streaming on PBS.org after the broadcast." Updated 2/8
Televisionary: "In playing the Doctor, Hamlet, Tennant said it's hard 'not to be weighed down by history and the performances that have come before.'" Updated 2/8
Televisionary: ""Hamlet is 400 years old... we set out to rediscover the play for 2009." - David Tennant ." Updated 2/8
Televisionary: ""Hamlet was always something I kind of fantasized about... in my more extravagant fantasies, I imagined I was doing it with RSC."-DT." Updated 2/8
KateAurthur: "Rebecca Eaton, "Masterpiece" overlord, says David Tennant brings "street cred" to being host. Most hilarious use of "street cred" ever?" Updated 2/8
rcatlin: "Showing he's just the guy to bring in younger viewers to "Masterpiece," new host David Tennent wears Lou Reed T shirt at PBS' TCA session.." Updated 2/8
Televisionary: ""No, I did it all posh.Patrick Stewart was playing my father. He's Northern but he does quite posh." -DT re: Scottish accent for Hamlet." Updated 2/8
Televisionary: ""I'm a huge fan of both of them [Laura Linney & Alan Cumming]. Very flattered to line up beside them." - David Tennant on hosting." Updated 2/8
Televisionary: ""The more you do it and read it and experience it, the more it opens out." - David Tennant re: Hamlet." Updated 2/8
Televisionary: "David Tennant's Hamlet will be set in modern-dress, rather than period." Updated 2/8
KateAurthur: "Rebecca Eaton re: David Tennant: "Forget Doctor Who: he belongs to us now."" Updated 2/8
Televisionary: "D'oh! That's all with Tennant, sadly. Time for Endgame, the apartheid political thriller." Updated 2/8
Suetube: "David Tennant new Masterpiece Theater host. Can Dr Who bring the viewers? Certainly charming the writers here at press tour ." Updated 2/8
jharveyrocks: "just met the hysterical, "breath of fresh air" David Tennant (his words) new host of Masterpiece Contemporary. We're in for exciting season! " Updated 2/8
JoeMiller1010 has added four photos of David Tennant at this panel online here. Updated 2/8
Steve Woolf has added a photo of David Tennant after this panel online here. Updated 2/8
Rick Bentley wrote about talking to David Tennant after this panel: "I actually had time to sit with David Tennant, best known for his starring role in the BBC America series "Dr. Who." Tennant is the 10th actor to play The Doctor in the long-running sci-fi series. But, he is about to leave the role. There is one more movie and a two-part episode to be broadcast before his run ends. Tennant is the kind of interview subject every reporter loves. He actually seems to enjoy the process. You will be able to read what he had to say about leaving the show later this year with the final offerings air on the cable channel. It is my job to do interviews. That's what I am in Pasadena to do. When you get to talk to an actor like Tennant, who is so open and friendly, this feels less like a job." Updated 3/8
David Tennant flew home from ComicCon / TCA overnight Sunday 2nd / Monday 3rd August. Updated 3/8
There were brief recaps about David Tennant at TCA posted on USA Today and MercuryNews.com. Updated 3/8
Televisionary have updated their Blog about David Tennant at TCA. Updated 3/8
The PBS press release about David Tennant in Hamlet. Updated 4/8
Canada.com about David Tennant at TCA and ComicCon. Updated 4/8
ChicagoNow write about David Tennant hosting Masterpiece Contemporary and about Hamlet. Updated 4/8
The Philadelphia Inquirer have a sweet item about David Tennant and Jon Hamm missing each other at TCA. Updated 4/8
iesb.net printed an interview from TCA with David Tennant and Russell T Davies. Updated 6/8
Video clip from TCA of David Tennant being interviewed by Zadi Diaz about Masterpiece Contemporary. Updated 7/8
A 19 minute interview with David Tennant and Russell T Davies from TCA from BoingBoingVideo was uploaded to YouTube where they talk about the final episodes of Doctor Who. Updated 24/8