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Old July 24 2013, 02:48 AM   #16
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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:

Why would anybody prefer this over his original?
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Old July 24 2013, 03:03 AM   #17
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Split the difference. Lose the tails and cravat, replace with a naval-style jacket and let him keep his short hair. Something like this, which I just happened upon on google.
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Old July 24 2013, 04:33 AM   #18
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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.
It could within the context of the Time War and telling the story of the birth of the Hurt Doctor. The aftermath would be that the Hurt Doctor was born in battle and ready to do things that went against the promise in his name.

It wouldn't be as effective a send-off for McGann as it would be an introduction for Hurt, but at this point actually seeing McGann as the Doctor again would be a sort of closure of it's own.
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Old July 24 2013, 05:40 AM   #19
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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:

Why would anybody prefer this over his original?
For one, Paul McGann hated the wig he had to wear in the movie and he developed the above costume himself. I say go with what the actor is most comfortable with.
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Old July 24 2013, 11:00 AM   #20
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Meh, there were classic Doctors in The Name Of The Doctor - they could easily do the same thing again, no need for new filming with them. Though it'd be nice.
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Old July 24 2013, 11:01 AM   #21
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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 completely disagree. Good storytelling could give all the context we need.

Action shots of the TARDIS. A voiceover from McGann (or even Hurt, reflecting on the last moments of his predecessor's life). A weary and traumatised McGann, doing something dramatic as the clock ticks down. Dying at the hands of Daleks or the like. Reincarnation occurring. Hurt saying something like 'in those moments, when all seemed lost, I was born.' Shot of Hurt, looking less traumatised and uncertain than other newly-incarnated Doctors and cut to him doing something shocking that no other Doctor is likely to have done before or since.

That's off the top of my head. Pretty sure Stephen Moffatt has had time to write something at least 73,000 times better.
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Old July 24 2013, 12:00 PM   #22
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Yeah, to see Paul McGann come back for one last showcase would be nice, especially after having shared a journey with him through Big Finish - it will certainly be nice to SEE him again, as well as witness his last stand, too.
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Old July 24 2013, 12:20 PM   #23
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It would also serve a purpose, namely to show why the Hurt-Doctor is like he is - the circumstances in which he was 'born.'
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Old July 24 2013, 12:45 PM   #24
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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."
Rose being in it is bad enough. Martha and Mickey turning up would be a slap in the face.
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Old July 24 2013, 01:00 PM   #25
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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 completely disagree. Good storytelling could give all the context we need.

Action shots of the TARDIS. A voiceover from McGann (or even Hurt, reflecting on the last moments of his predecessor's life). A weary and traumatised McGann, doing something dramatic as the clock ticks down. Dying at the hands of Daleks or the like. Reincarnation occurring. Hurt saying something like 'in those moments, when all seemed lost, I was born.' Shot of Hurt, looking less traumatised and uncertain than other newly-incarnated Doctors and cut to him doing something shocking that no other Doctor is likely to have done before or since.

That's off the top of my head. Pretty sure Stephen Moffatt has had time to write something at least 73,000 times better.
Or, he's more unstable after Regeneration then usual and he therefore does something unforgivable and stays that way until Regeneration again (into Eccelston) straightens him out
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Old July 24 2013, 01:04 PM   #26
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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."
Rose being in it is bad enough. Martha and Mickey turning up would be a slap in the face.
I'd rather see Martha than Rose. I'd rather see pretty much anyone than Rose. Except Donna.

McGann, the end of the Timewar, regeneration into Hurt, Tenant, Smith, Hurt re-regenerating into Eccleston. It could be fantastic, it could be a mess.

What else - the return of the Time Lords ? Romana, The Rani ?
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Meh, there were classic Doctors in The Name Of The Doctor - they could easily do the same thing again, no need for new filming with them. Though it'd be nice.
I'd love it if they had Tom Baker come back as the Father of the Doctor in a small role!

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Old July 24 2013, 03:55 PM   #28
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Old July 24 2013, 04:15 PM   #29
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I've said many times, and will say again, the one person I'd have moved heaven and earth, and sold my soul to the devil to get in the 50th, if I was in charge (or believed in souls) is William Russell as Ian Chesterton.

He's the only classic series actor/character you need.
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I've said many times, and will say again, the one person I'd have moved heaven and earth, and sold my soul to the devil to get in the 50th, if I was in charge (or believed in souls) is William Russell as Ian Chesterton.

He's the only classic series actor/character you need.
I completely agree. I've been saying for ages how awesome it would be for old Ian to appear alongside the young looking Doctor (first Tennant, then Smith). The juxaposition would be interesting, especially to see Ian's reaction to the more hyperactive Doctor as oppose to his Doctor.

Alas, it seems we have to settle for a cameo appearance in An Adventure in Space and Time.
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