The Doctor Comes To Glasgow.

Cara Liddle

Scottish Sci-Fi fans are petitioning for David Tennant to return to his home land of Paisley next spring to open the new Doctor Who exhibition in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Tennant, who plays the ninth Doctor in the BBC series is set to hang up his sonic screwdriver at the end of the current series with his replacement unknown as yet.

The exhibition will open on March 28th 2009 and will run until January 2010.

The show will include props and memorabilia as well as many of the enemy characters such as the Cybermen and of course the Doctors arch Nemesis the Daleks. These characters are fully functioning in that they rotate and even vocalise their catchphrase “EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE”. And of course, the infamous Time And Relative Dimensions In Space device better known as the TARDIS.

Glasgow is the only Scottish location set for the exhibition that is currently showing in London’s Earls Court. This exhibition follows directly on from a similar project in Cardiff, Wales as part of a competition run as part of this years Children In Need.

Liz Cameron, chairman of Culture and Sport Glasgow, said: To bring the Doctor Who Exhibition to Glasgow for its only Scottish appearance is such a coup.   I know it will bring even more people to Kelvingrove to enjoy the museum as millions have done in the past two years.”

Jennifer Sharpe an avid Doctor Who fan and student of Film at the University of Paisley said: “Considering that David Tennant is from the Glagow area himself it would be fantastic if he would consider opening the event for all his fans! I’ve already booked tickets for myself and some class mates to go, it’s going to be such a thrill to see all the workings or the show.”

Tickets for the event are available from the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center priced between £4.50 and £7.50