Had David Tennant decided to stay for a season with producer Steven Moffat, we’d still have met Amy Pond, but the story would have been a bit different.
Talking to Doctor Who Magazine, Moffat reveals that he had “only the roughest idea” of how things would unfold for the final year of the tenth Doctor under his guidance.
“Had David stayed for one final year, it would certainly have been his last, so my pitch was that it would start with the TARDIS crashing in Amelia’s back garden – as now – and a terribly battered and bruised Tenth Doctor staggering out.,” Moffat says. “Amelia finds him, feeds him fish custard (no that was for Matt, it would have been something more Davidy) and generally helps him. But we, the audience, can see he’s in a truly bad way. Dying maybe. Eventually he heads back to his TARDIS, and flies off.”
“But when he returns – many years later for Amy – he seems perfectly fine, and indeed doesn’t remember any of those events…And of course over time, we realise what we saw was the Tenth Doctor at the end of his life, about to regenerate,” he adds. “Events that we return to in Episode 13.”
Sounds interesting. Would you have liked to see a season of Tennant as the Doctor with Moffat at the helm?