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Thursday, 2 May 2013

DWM confirms no other returning Doctors for Doctor Who 50th Anniversary


Tennant is the only Doctor who will be coming back, according to DWM. The newest issue states:
"Although David Tennant has returned to his role of the Tenth Doctor, the other old Doctors will not be taking part."
What do you think? Is this good enough, or should we see the other Doctors back too?

24 comments :

Scott Hauenstein said...

So, let me see if I've got this...it's the 50th Anniversary special, meant to celebrate half a century of the Doctor, and we're only getting two of them, who just happen to be the most recent ones? Did they even try to get Tom Baker, Colin Baker, Peter Davison, or Paul McGann? I think I heard that they talked to Sylvester McCoy and Christopher Eccleston, and both of them declined, but I thought Tom, Peter and Paul were at least interested. This is a sad, sad shame.

Anthony said...

McGann. He's the only one (other than Ecclestone) that I care about returning. Get McGann, or I quit.

whopix said...

hooray! great news

steve said...

as many as possible should return they all would have something special to add making a better show

Matthew Bagnall said...

And thus any hope i had for this 50th anniversary go down the drain.

alan h said...

If we don't see Susan, then the show is a 50th anniversary failure.

BigDaddy DMick said...

this is a MAJOR pile of BULL!!!!! SCREW the 50th now!!!!!!!

Kelvin Q. Nguyen said...

Sylvester was one of the people who were the most vocal about returning actually.

Cult_Of_The_Mechonoid said...

Sylvester really wanted to return, but wasn't asked.

Will Butler said...

I don't believe it. I'm thinking there is gonna be something to

acknowledge the other doctors. We shall see.

Uncle Mikey said...

I am clearly the contrarian here. I would have been utterly overjoyed if NO previous Doctors, including David Tennant, appeared in this special. In fact, as much as I think David Tennant is awesome -- not just an excellent Doctor but an excellent actor -- I am IRRITATED that he's part of the anniversary, because it means that, once again, the anniversary is more about stunt-casting than storytelling.

Why do I feel this way? Simple. "The Three Doctors"...was rubbish. "The Five Doctors"...was rubbish. "The Two Doctors"...was rubbish. They're fun on the surface but they fall apart if you blow on them hard.

So, having even one additional Doctor in the story really leaves me with greatly LOWERED expectations for the anniversary being anything other than rubbish. More Doctors wouldn't help.

Cult_Of_The_Mechonoid said...

The Five Doctors is fantastic! :P

Kevin Fisher said...

Shh, don't say that TOO loudly, certain superfans at certain Doctor Who fan sites I won't name don't want a dissenting opinion like yours. As you said, this is the Golden Anniversary and yet some people think we shouldn't be looking back and celebrating. It's the 50th anniversary, it won't just be watched by kids who haven't seen anything beyond David Tennant...lots of "old farts" will be watching wondering why their Doctors aren't a part.

Kevin Fisher said...

You won't see susan, but you'll get to see Rose bloody Tyler again. Isn't that nice? Maybe we'll get brooding Ten getting mopey over Rose, too.

Blair Tarleton said...

I'm pretty upset they didn't give Paul McGann a role, he deserved it.

Matthew Bagnall said...

I would'nt be suprised if we have a sort of 'love triangle thing develop between 11, 10 and rose... or have River song come along and provide an awkward romance moment with the 11th doctor in front of Rose.

Matthew Bagnall said...

Doubt it... except maybe the rumor we heard about John Hurt being revealed as 'The Doctor who never was' or something similar... a Doctor that occurred during the time war but was erased from time and memory.

Matthew Bagnall said...

That was obvious when they cast John Hurt.

Ben1982 said...

Tom Baker's expression in the attached image is all that's needed.

Ben1982 said...

Some fans believe seeing older, lumpier actors would tarnish the reputation of classic Doctors...which would have been a good argument, if Moffat hadn't brought back Tennant, or was just ignoring to do the multi-Doctor thing altogether. Now Moffat just looks like a world-class doofus.

Patty said...

I think I'm going to do something radical and wait until I actually see the episode to make up my mind whether I like it or not. Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee are gone, T. Baker is 80 years old, and time has marched on for the rest, except perhaps McGann. Moffat honored them in the Eleventh Hour with that lovely montage at the end, so I'd be astonished if they were not honored in the 50th anniversary in some way. The only thing that would really get up my nose would be more ruddy cow eyes from Rose mooning over Ten.

Mark Wolf said...

I agree. Remember Dimensions in Time? They threw everyone they could get in this sketch at it was awful.

Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee are dead, the Bakers look very different today and even Davison looks substantially older (Timecrash?), I don't know how McCoy looks outside his Radagast-Makeup :-). Eccleston said No. I admit a Cameo of McGann would be a nice touch, but an 11-Doctor-Special would be a nightmare. I remember paintings are mentioned to play a role in the special, so maybe we get all the doctors in that capacity.

I'll wait and see.

Viv Arney said...

do NOT like! What's the point? Stuck with 10 and the boomerang blonde instead of the rest of our old friends. Shame on you, Moffat.

Neil Storton said...

To bring ALL the doctors and companions Whovians wanted back would have been impossible whilst fitting in a decent storyline for the anniversary - so here's hoping a few things:

1/ They have come up with a decent story
2/ The remember that it is supposed to be a celebration of 50yrs Dr Who and not just Eccleston/Piper onwards
3/ or, Its the biggest secret the BBC has ever kept and lots of people are returning - they have just fibbed about it?
4/ With the exception of Oswin/Clara past - NO DALEKS or references please (talk about diminishing a true enemy by over use)
5/ Dr Who? It'll probably be Oswald....
6/ Please tell me Rose & Alternative Reality Human Dr did not have a baby girl
7/ If we must focus on the latest era of Who then Jenny should be in it ans so the bl..dy hell should Donna