6th Doctor warns there'll be no classic Doctors back for Who's 50th

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

Sixth Doctor Colin Baker, who is best known for wearing a coat that looks like a rainbow threw up all over it, recently opened up about Doctor Who's 50th anniversary. Looks like he's not likely to appear in any future episodes ... and that's not all.

Specifically, when asked if he would reprise his role for the show's 50th anniversary, Baker said, "No. As far I know, neither of any of my erstwhile colleagues have been asked either." He didn't seem terribly broken up about it either, adding, "I think they would be scraping the bottom of the barrel if they asked me to do it. All you have to do is hold up a picture of what I look right now and what I look like then and you'd know why."

All right, Colin's not wrong. Still, though! Fifth Doctor Peter Davison has already successfully returned in the hilarious short episode, Time Crash, so surely there are ways around the age issue. 7th Doc Sylvester McCoy is enjoying a nice little resurgence as Radagast the Brown in The Hobbit, so surely he would be a contender for a return. Paul McGann's eighth incarnation could have been fighting the Time War for as long as the show needed, which is to say nothing of the fact that the dude is still looking pretty fit.

It seems, however, that despite all these reasons, the classic Doctors, as of this moment, shan't return for the 50th. Should they? Moreover, do you believe this news—or is Colin Baker fibbing?

(via Doctor Who TV)