Christopher Eccleston on Who's 50th: 'If I told you, I'd have to shoot you'

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Jan 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

There have been a lot of rumors about what will or won't happen for Doctor Who's eagerly anticipated 50th anniversary next year. But regardless of the buzz, one former Doctor couldn't care less.

Former Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston was asked about the anniversary episode—which is rumored to bring back former Doctors for some mysterious cameos—and said he hasn't watched the show in years and pretty much couldn't care less about what new showrunner Steven Moffat has in store.

Here are his comments:

"Would I like to be involved? If I told you that, I'd have to shoot you. I've not even thought about it. It's so long ago for me that I haven't even thought about it."

"I've not seen [Matt Smith] as the Doctor, but I've seen him on stage—he's an excellent actor."

Considering that Eccleston left the show after its first revived 2005 season under less-than-great terms with how the series was being managed, it's not much of a surprise to hear that he doesn't keep up with the show these days.

But his Ninth Doctor did help relaunch the show for a new generation, so it's sad to hear that he's still so upset that he doesn't even keep up with the franchise he helped revive.

So what the heck are they planning for the 50th anniversary?

(Via Digital Spy)

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