If you were still holding out hope that we’d get to see a few more former Time Lords in the upcoming Doctor Who 50th-anniversary special, well, don’t.
Say it ain’t so! Three more former Doctors have come out to reveal they won’t be part of Who's big shindig.
Colin Baker (Sixth Doctor), Sylvester McCoy (Seventh Doctor) and Paul McGann (Eight Doctor) have revealed that they definitely won’t be on board the half-century celebrations because they are currently in … Australia.
The special is currently being filmed in England, but the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors are taking part in sci-fi conventions in Australia and won’t be able to take part in the special.
At least, that’s what Baker, McCoy and McGann revealed when they appeared on the Australian chat show Mornings.
Colin Baker said, “They’re actually making it now. So the likelihood is, as we’re sitting here with you, that [we won’t be doing it].”
Mornings host David Campbell then quipped, “That’s sad -– I think everyone should be involved.”
Which then prompted McCoy to say, “All the fanbases all over the world believe that, but not the producers at the BBC.”
Colin Baker then talked about the problems with his appearance on the big anniversary special: “You can see why they’re not using [me], because I look nothing like what I looked like originally. So the viewers would be very confused.”
Even though Baker and McCoy are the most physically changed, McGann still looks relatively the same, and an appearance by the Eighth Doctor would have been more than welcomed by the fans.
So it looks like the only returning Doctor will be David Tennant’s Ten alongside Matt Smith’s Eleven—following the news that Christopher Eccleston had seemingly pulled out of the special (something the BBC vehemently denied).
Are you guys disappointed or happy with the BBC’s direction for the Doctor Who 50th-anniversary special episode so far?
(via Radio Times)