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Old April 7 2013, 09:47 AM   #61
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Re: Eccleston turned down chance to be in 50th Anniversary story

I attended "Lords of Time" convention in Melbourne yesterday. Davison, Baker, McCoy and McGann were all in attendance. Each of them was obviously asked about it, and each said they had "no idea". They all said that it's the kind of thing they will find out about at the very last moment possible. Baker candidly said that he really didn't think a multi Doctor story would work very well, not to mention the fact that Baker certainly doesn't look much like his 6th Doctor Self.

McGann on the other hand looks friggin fantastic for a guy who's 54. He looks 40 to me. He could easily play a part in it, and I really hope he does. He also seems like an incredibly nice guy.

From what some of the other guest said (John Leeson was there, Janet Feilding, and Nicholas Briggs) the BBC don't seem to organised about some things. Both Leeson and Briggs spoke about being called in very last minute to do voices (Leeson doing K9 in "School Reunion" was apparently almost an after thought, and Briggs is doing the Ice Warrior voices and recorded those only last week!
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Old April 7 2013, 01:07 PM   #62
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I'm gonna be pissed if we dont get at least a few classic Doctors.
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Old April 7 2013, 02:39 PM   #63
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Eccleston put in his time as Doctor Who. If he doesn't want to return, he doesn't have to. The only thing he "owes" his fans is a thank you for supporting him during his run.
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Old April 7 2013, 04:17 PM   #64
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If we allow that Eccleston isn't obligated to do anything can we still allow that it's disappointing when he doesn't? Sure, it's his prerogative whether he does or doesn't but can't people still be unhappy when he doesn't?
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Old April 7 2013, 05:09 PM   #65
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Yes, as fans you can absolutely be disappointed. What bugs me is this sense of entitlement that fans get about things, as if actors are indebted to them for the rest of their lives.
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Old April 7 2013, 05:20 PM   #66
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I am bitterly disappointed, and I hope Nine is at least mentioned, even in passing:

ELEVEN: I summoned two of you! Two of me. And there's just you.
TEN: Welll, the other one? Doesn't play well with others.
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Old April 7 2013, 05:21 PM   #67
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I don't even understand how these stories are supposed to work considering how cranky he gets about crossing his own time stream.
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Old April 7 2013, 05:22 PM   #68
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Yes, as fans you can absolutely be disappointed. What bugs me is this sense of entitlement that fans get about things, as if actors are indebted to them for the rest of their lives.
This. How many times does an actor HAVE to do something for the fans? Until SOME of them are satisfied? Most? All?

He did his job. He considered coming back. He decided that it wasn't for him. Disappointing, sure. But, seriously, not the end of the world.
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Old April 7 2013, 05:30 PM   #69
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I am bitterly disappointed, and I hope Nine is at least mentioned, even in passing:

ELEVEN: I summoned two of you! Two of me. And there's just you.
TEN: Welll, the other one? Doesn't play well with others.
Maybe they could get McCoy and McGann and do the old playground joke about "Why is Six afraid of Seven?".
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Old April 7 2013, 05:33 PM   #70
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I had hoped beyond hope that time had tempered the man and he would return for a one off event that won't happen again for a long time. He is the actor that got me and many other into Doctor Who and I would love to see him again one more time. But you know, how well would 9 fit in with 10 and 11 jumping around him blabbing. Here's hoping 8th can take his place.

An anniversary special with 10 and 11 matches my lowest expectations of what we were gonna get. Oh well....
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Old April 7 2013, 06:34 PM   #71
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I don't even understand how these stories are supposed to work considering how cranky he gets about crossing his own time stream.
That's where the entertainment is, seeing the Doctors get cranky with each other.
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Old April 7 2013, 07:08 PM   #72
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. But you know, how well would 9 fit in with 10 and 11 jumping around him blabbing. Here's hoping 8th can take his place.
I think that's one of the reasons why it'd be such a joy to see those three together. It'd be like the Odd Couple with two Oscars.
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Old April 7 2013, 07:42 PM   #73
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Eccleston is never coming back. Live with it.
I really would like to see McGann again. I almost feel that Dr. Who, Inc. kinda owes him one more appearance. It would legitimize his Doc for all time. I know he's been in lots of flashback clips on the new show, but, a second appearance would seal the deal. They can bring Daphne Ashbrook along, too
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Old April 7 2013, 09:17 PM   #74
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I attended "Lords of Time" convention in Melbourne yesterday. Davison, Baker, McCoy and McGann were all in attendance. Each of them was obviously asked about it, and each said they had "no idea". They all said that it's the kind of thing they will find out about at the very last moment possible. Baker candidly said that he really didn't think a multi Doctor story would work very well, not to mention the fact that Baker certainly doesn't look much like his 6th Doctor Self.

McGann on the other hand looks friggin fantastic for a guy who's 54. He looks 40 to me. He could easily play a part in it, and I really hope he does. He also seems like an incredibly nice guy.

From what some of the other guest said (John Leeson was there, Janet Feilding, and Nicholas Briggs) the BBC don't seem to organised about some things. Both Leeson and Briggs spoke about being called in very last minute to do voices (Leeson doing K9 in "School Reunion" was apparently almost an after thought, and Briggs is doing the Ice Warrior voices and recorded those only last week!
Mitty, completely off topic but how was Janet Fielding?
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(Leeson doing K9 in "School Reunion" was apparently almost an after thought
That's insane, if true!

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...and Briggs is doing the Ice Warrior voices and recorded those only last week!
But nearly as insane as this!
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