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Old July 23 2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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Radio Times Claims a Classic Doctor Might Be in 50th Anniversary

Radio Times claims one of the surviving classic Doctors might appear in the 50th Anniversary:

In the new issue of Radio Times, out in the UK today, a brief comment in the Grapevine column suggests strongly that one of the living classic Doctors will be in the anniversary special.

‘We hear from a reliable source,’ the magazine claims, clarifying that ‘we’re pretty sure that Colin Baker, Paul McGann, Tom Baker, Sylvester McCoy or Peter Davison will make an appearance.’


The column also suggests that the ‘identity of the new Doctor’ will be announced in August, and that ‘serious consideration is being given to unveiling him (or her) on a surprise Doctor Who Confidential as happened with Matt Smith’s unveiling in 2010.’ (actually 2009!)
I hope this is true and I really hope it's Paul McGann.
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Old July 23 2013, 10:01 PM   #2
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McGann would make sense. Maybe we see him regenerating into Hurt?
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Old July 23 2013, 10:03 PM   #3
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Whilst it would be nice to see all of them, if I had to pick one. I would go with McGann, as we've only seen him play the Doctor once.
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Old July 23 2013, 10:05 PM   #4
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It's probably

Davison- Moffat, Matt and Tennant all know him personally


Baker- Matt talked with him a year ago

Or McGann


I'd hate for the 8th doctor to be a stand in shot from the back so Hurt Doctor could emerge.


It would be like McCoy wearing a Colin Baker wig.
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Old July 23 2013, 10:11 PM   #5
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As someone pointed out in the comments to the original Radio Times article, that would be a really surprising Doctor Who Confidential, since the show was cancelled two years ago. But of course they could do a one-off announcement documentary if they wanted to.

Doctor Who Magazine reported a few months ago that there would be no classic Doctors in the special. Of course, it's possible that plans have changed since then, or that they were fibbing so that a two-minute Paul McGann cameo will feel like a thrill rather than the least possible classic series involvement.
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Old July 23 2013, 10:16 PM   #6
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A two minute scene with the 8th doctor in the coral tardis would be enough for me.
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Old July 23 2013, 10:17 PM   #7
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Hasn't Moff said at comic-con that he's basically been lying his arse off to us all? Then there's the rumour that there were to be a series of shorts, including a McGann regeneration scene, to air over the summer. Finally, Moffatt made some comment like 'well, you've all seen what's been filmed outside but you don't know what we've shot indoors!'
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Old July 23 2013, 10:32 PM   #8
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Moffat (who didn't write that particular DWM news item) has certainly worked to create the impression that there is unannounced casting. Which there probably is... like Freema Agyeman and Noel Clarke, who both tweeted photographs of the two of them together, during the timeframe when the special was being shot. This just after Agyeman had tweeted "off to play with old friends."

You never know what they've got planned. But either way, there will be rumors of classic Doctors in the special up until the moment it's finished airing, because people never give up hope.
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Old July 23 2013, 10:34 PM   #9
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A Paul McGann regeneration scene would be awesome.
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Old July 23 2013, 10:35 PM   #10
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I hope we at least get Sylvester McCoy, he could convincingly play his 1996 self. McGann too would be enough to make me jizz fan-love though.
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Old July 24 2013, 12:04 AM   #11
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A two minute scene with the 8th doctor in the coral tardis would be enough for me.
same here.
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Old July 24 2013, 12:30 AM   #12
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Fingers crossed for McGann. A superb actor, and excellent Doctor, trapped in what is otherwise a 90-minute piece of absolute garbage. But he made it worth it. So, so worth it.
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Old July 24 2013, 01:02 AM   #13
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I'm with everyone else - it just has to be McGann.

If he is indeed in it, I hope they stick with the 8th Doctor's current look:

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Old July 24 2013, 01:46 AM   #14
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Re: Radio Times Claims a Classic Doctor Might Be in 50th Anniversary

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A Paul McGann regeneration scene would be awesome.
No, it wouldn't.

There would be no context for it. There would be no story leading up to it. There would be no aftermath to it. It would exist only to check off a box and, as a result, would be the least effective regeneration since Sylvester McCoy pretended to be Colin Baker.
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Old July 24 2013, 02:23 AM   #15
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A Paul McGann regeneration scene would be awesome.
No, it wouldn't.

There would be no context for it. There would be no story leading up to it. There would be no aftermath to it. It would exist only to check off a box and, as a result, would be the least effective regeneration since Sylvester McCoy pretended to be Colin Baker.
I disagree. If it happened during the Time War then we already know the context and the emotion the Doctor was feeling at the time. Don't get me wrong, I'm okay with never knowing how it happened but I love McGann and if they're bringing him back then this is the most likely way.
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