Thursday, 5 December 2013

John Hurt: the action figure

Isn't it exciting?

Forbidden Planet's announced it well in advance, with a shipping date of 28 February 2014 (wot a pity it's not going to be in time for the Christmas merchandising, isn't it?) Five inches, comes with the sonic screwdriver and the Moment box, probably sans red button though. Oh, and also Paul McGann's removable head so you can play out the time war with the Eighth Doctor if you like.

Here's their writeup. "The ‘Other Doctor’ is the Doctor’s dark chapter, a hitherto unknown incarnation whose existence he has spent centuries repressing, a secret he wants no one to know of. He is a relic of the past, part of the great Time War, when he spent centuries fighting alongside his fellow Time Lords against the Daleks and made the final decision to end it with a desperate act that cost that incarnation the right to use the name “Doctor”. This haunted and battle-worn Other Doctor is finally forgiven after helping find a new solution to end the war, giving the Eleventh Doctor a new purpose as he heads into further adventures."

We'd love to know when this blurb was written - it's not really like Matt Smith's going to be having many further adventures, is he? It'd be tempting to think that even when when the BBC publicity office was preparing for 50th anniversary merchandising, they were still hoping to keep the upcoming regeneration under wraps...because otherwise, that line really doesn't make too much sense.


Jonathan Holt said...


PaulAspel said...

Will it Hurt? (The price that is...)