As many of you may know, David Tennant will be guest starring as the Fugitoid (AKA Professor Honeycutt) in the finale of season 3. His guest appearance was announced during a panel at San Diego Comic-con 2015, and fans have been dying to see his role in the series ever since. What you may not know is that he will play a much bigger role than anyone might have previously expected. In addition to his introduction at the end of the third season, Tennant’s Fugitoid is apparently scheduled for no less than thirteen stories with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Considering how important the character of Fugitoid is to the TMNT franchise, this might not come as too much of a shock to some fans. However, compared to the work of other guest actors on the show, a thirteen story arc is fairly significant. This would essentially mean that at least half of season four is going to be focused on the story of Fugitoid, and that’s quite a lot of time to devote to a character that usually gets forgotten. Fans of the robot are no doubt going to be very happy to hear that they have a lot to look forward to in the next season.
Rob Paulsen broke the news during a podcast last week while talking about how much fun he had working with David Tennant. Apparently, Paulsen isn’t much of a Whovian, but he did enjoy working with Tennant, who he referred to as a “turtle fanatic.” Who better to play the role of Professor Honeycutt than someone who appreciates the TMNT? The producers of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have done an amazing job of finding excellent voice actors for each role in the show, and it would appear that their decision to hire the tenth doctor will serve as yet more evidence of their great casting abilities.
If there is any character in the TMNT franchise that deserves a little more attention, it’s definitely Fugitoid. Many fans don’t even know that much about him, so it’s great to see that Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is going the extra mile to bring in important characters from throughout the history of the Ninja Turtles. It’s also nice to see them devoting so much time to a significant story arc which will open the Nickelodeon series up to an entirely new side of the TMNT universe.
Are you excited to see a lot of Fugitoid action in the next season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Do you think David Tennant will do a good job with the role? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!