Re: Eccleston turned down chance to be in 50th Anniversary story
I don't see what the big deal is, Eccleston doesn't owe the fans anything and I've always thought it might bee nice to have his insights into how Doctor Who was restarted and his part in it, he doesn't owe us even that. And he doesn't want to be on Doctor Who again that's his business and he's not some out of work actor looking to recapture some glory from his past. Playing the Doctor was an acting role for him nothing more and he hasn't been ungrateful for the opportunity that playing the Doctor gave him, but in theend it was a job and little more, it iddin't define his career or end it as it's done many of the past Doctors.
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books