Rumor of the Day: All previous Doctors to appear on Who's 50th

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Jan 22, 2013, 9:56 PM EST (Updated)

Doctor Who's 50th anniversary is fast approaching, and the rumor mill is working overtime. The rumor today is that ALL former Doctors will be appearing in the anniversary special. Now, that would be cool.

The Birmingham Mail reports that fans will get their wish and that we'll see all 11 Doctors thanks to "studio trickery" to help bring back the first three Doctors (William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee, who are now all dead).

They state:

Show boss Steven Moffat is close to completing a script which will see the current Doctor, Matt Smith, needing the assistance of ALL his police box predecessors — even if three of them have died.

The half-century special, to be broadcast in November, will use studio trickery to resurrect the first three Doctors — William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee — in brief flashback scenes.

Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann have all signed up to record an anniversary audio adventure, and are keen to appear in the historic TV show, too.

Christopher Eccleston is said to be reconsidering an earlier decision not to take part, and David Tennant — a friend of Moffat — has hinted that he has been invited to reprise his role.

The final key to the special was Eccleston, who had previously said that he had no plans to return to the role but recently conceded he believed he "still had more to do with the character". But companions such as Birmingham's Arthur Darvill (Rory), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) and Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones) have all indicated that they are not involved.

There may, however, be a role for Alex Kingston, who plays the Doctor's wife and who may be responsible for bringing all the previous incarnations together — against the Time Lord's wishes.


Do you believe this to be solid info into Doctor Who's upcoming 50th anniversary special? Or do you think this is a bit too good to be true?

(via BirminghamMail)

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