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Old April 5 2013, 09:11 PM   #31
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Re: Eccleston turned down chance to be in 50th Anniversary story

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If the 50th is just Tennant and Smith, what a bloody shame and missed opportunity.
I'd be fine with just Tennant.
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Old April 5 2013, 09:21 PM   #32
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Doctor Who did not begin with David Tennant.
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Old April 5 2013, 09:28 PM   #33
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I can understand Eccleston, but I wish they'd also gotten at least McGann and McCoy into the mix. And some of Tom Baker's distinctive voice.

C'mon BBC, don't make the same mistake you made with Nick Courtney! These wonderful performers won't be around forever and the fans deserve a chance to see them once more!
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Old April 5 2013, 09:30 PM   #34
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So they have approached the 3 doctors of the new series, but have they approached any from the classic series? That's what i would like to know.
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Old April 5 2013, 09:42 PM   #35
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Re: Eccleston turned down chance to be in 50th Anniversary story

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Doctor Who did not begin with David Tennant.
You're right. It began with Sydney Newman. And, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a movie coming out about Sydney Newman? I could have sworn I might possibly have heard something about that...
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Old April 5 2013, 10:17 PM   #36
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I just think these actors who become big because of a show
Eccleston was a celebrity and successful film/TV actor well before Doctor Who. See Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later, Second Coming. Probably the most famous a Doctor Who actor has been before taking the role.

I've always respected Eccleston for not playing the fame game. He isn't a media whore like John Barrowman and does have principles.
Yeah - Photoman has it back to front, Eccleston was cast *because* he was a well established well respected actor and they wanted to show how seriously they were taking the revamp:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/3552087.stm
I'n not sure he was every comfortable with the celebrity side of the job - McGann's a relectant one too - they act for the sake of acting, rather than to seek fame.

Chris make do secret he was reluctant to come back, he at least considered it.

As for the others, apart from Tom they are all doing conventions down under for for the next few weeks.
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Old April 6 2013, 12:22 AM   #37
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They should just find some bald nutter with the most impenetrable Northern accent they can find and call him the Ninth Doctor.
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Old April 6 2013, 01:29 AM   #38
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I just think these actors who become big because of a show
Eccleston was a celebrity and successful film/TV actor well before Doctor Who. See Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later, Second Coming. Probably the most famous a Doctor Who actor has been before taking the role.

I've always respected Eccleston for not playing the fame game. He isn't a media whore like John Barrowman and does have principles.
Yeah - Photoman has it back to front, Eccleston was cast *because* he was a well established well respected actor and they wanted to show how seriously they were taking the revamp:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/3552087.stm

In the UK. If not for DW, the US would not know who he was (except as bit parts in movies, possibly). Probably for the rest of the world too.
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Old April 6 2013, 02:36 AM   #39
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Re: Eccleston turned down chance to be in 50th Anniversary story

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They should just find some bald nutter with the most impenetrable Northern accent they can find and call him the Ninth Doctor.
Not sure if it is because I am an American, but I actually found Eccleston's "accent" to be the easiest of the 9th, 10th, and 11th Doctors to understand, followed by Tennant and in dead last is Matt Smith (or as my family calls him "The Mumbly Doctor").
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Old April 6 2013, 02:52 AM   #40
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Not surprising. Eccleston has seemingly spent the last 7 years trying to move on from DW and the neverending questions about it, so the last thing he'd want to do is throw even more fuel on the fire and start all the way back at the beginning.

But that's fine. When it comes to representing the new series I think Tennant and Smith are more than enough.
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Old April 6 2013, 02:58 AM   #41
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So has anyone denied that they're in this year's Christmas special?
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Old April 6 2013, 04:29 AM   #42
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They should just find some bald nutter with the most impenetrable Northern accent they can find and call him the Ninth Doctor.
Not sure if it is because I am an American, but I actually found Eccleston's "accent" to be the easiest of the 9th, 10th, and 11th Doctors to understand, followed by Tennant and in dead last is Matt Smith (or as my family calls him "The Mumbly Doctor").
I had no trouble understanding him, I was just suggesting they should get a comedy replacement for him with his reluctance to return to it. Just being silly.
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Old April 6 2013, 04:35 AM   #43
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He doesn't owe his fans a damn thing.
Are you daring me to kidnap that sob?
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Old April 6 2013, 04:48 AM   #44
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Eccleston was a celebrity and successful film/TV actor well before Doctor Who. See Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later, Second Coming. Probably the most famous a Doctor Who actor has been before taking the role.

I've always respected Eccleston for not playing the fame game. He isn't a media whore like John Barrowman and does have principles.
Yeah - Photoman has it back to front, Eccleston was cast *because* he was a well established well respected actor and they wanted to show how seriously they were taking the revamp:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/3552087.stm

In the UK. If not for DW, the US would not know who he was (except as bit parts in movies, possibly). Probably for the rest of the world too.
You keep saying that, but I don't think Eccelston CARES about that sort of notoriety. He likes to work, not the fame. If he cared about being known around the world, he would obviously make very different choices.

He's a talented actor, he continues to work, he considered returning, he chose not to. It's not the end of the world. He's not asshole for not coming back.
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Old April 6 2013, 05:54 AM   #45
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It's a bummer about Eccelston. I kept hoping he'd have that last minute change of heart. The first time I saw "The Five Doctors" in the 80's, I was pretty bummed that Baker wasn't in it. (This was before I'd seen any 1-3 stories, so I was only really familiar with 4) A lack of Eccelston gives this special that same vibe for me. I'm sure I'll enjoy it, but I notice his absence.

If 9 won't be there, I would like them to try to get 8 in there, simply because I'd like him to have another moment on the screen as the Doctor.
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