Of the many Doctor Who 50th-anniversary shenanigans that took place in November 2013, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot spoof became a hit with fans because it was funny and original, and it also starred four beloved classic Doctors. So, itâs no wonder people want a sequel!
Fifth Doctor Peter Davison -- who wrote and directed the half-hour special -- recently spoke to Digital Spy and weighed in on the likely possibilities fans could get their wish, saying there will be a sequel, but only if he can come up with a great idea and a great cast. Hereâs what Davison said:
"There are two problems, really, in my head. I wouldnât want to do it if it was half-hearted and nowhere near as good as the other one, so it would have to be a good enough idea.
"The other problem â and itâs a fairly major one â is we had probably the best cast you can imagine. Literally everyone said yes â with one exception â and itâs very difficult to imagine getting that cast together againâ¦ and not paying them! I couldnât really ring up people and ask them to do a day for no money at all â their patience might run out! So if I did come up with a good enough idea, Iâd then have to figure out a way of actually paying them some money! All these things are not impossible, but I wouldnât even want to go down that road unless I thought it could be better!"
(Davison starred alongside Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy [the Seventh Doctor] and Paul McGann [the Eighth Doctor]. Iâm guessing the exception was probably Fourth Doctor Tom Baker, who did appear inÂ the 50th-anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor.")
The last time Peter Davison officiallyÂ donned his Time Lord garb on Doctor WhoÂ was on the 2007 Steven Moffat-pennedÂ Children in Need special, "Time Crash." Back then, David Tennant was piloting the TARDIS as the Tenth Doctor. Would Davison be open to donning the cricket outfit and celery stick once again and returning in some capacity to the BBC series?
"[Time Crash] was a very clever script from Steven Moffat â with the 10th Doctor remembering the 5th Doctor, but also David Tennant remembering watching me on the TV â so it worked on two levels. But thatâs always been the problem with regards us older Doctors returning â theoretically we should look exactly the same, as we did. Of course, we donât â as time has passed, cruelly!
"If someone could come up with a good enough reason, then I would love the idea â but Iâd never push it. I never thought we would get a look in at the 50th â and that was fair enough, I think."
Based on Peter Davison's comments, what are the chances we'll be getting thatÂ Five(ish) Doctors sequel? As for the Fifth Doctor showing up in a future episode of Doctor Who, is that something youâd wanna see happen?
(via Doctor Who TV)