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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old August 26 2013, 11:48 PM   #151
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Re: Eccleston turned down chance to be in 50th Anniversary story

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I have a feeling Eccleston in like five years time or so will really wish he returned for the 50th.
I'd like to think that he would regret it, but I don't think he's the type. Some people just turn their back on their past work entirely. John Hughes springs to mind. Appreciation for his films grew and grew since their 80's debuts but he steadfastly refused to take many interviews, do commentaries, etc. I guess Eccleston is like that when it comes to Who. I did it, people enjoyed it, I'm done.
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Old August 27 2013, 01:12 AM   #152
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Can you donate/will your cadaver to a TV show?
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Old August 27 2013, 08:09 AM   #153
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I'm always sad to hear that Eccleston doesn't want to come back. His Doctor was my first, and remains my favorite.

On the plus side, it means no one can ever screw Nine up again or fail to do him justice!

Oh, and, no, he doesn't owe anyone jack shit. But I've always heard he's very nice to children who see him as the Doctor.
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Old August 27 2013, 01:41 PM   #154
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In some ways, maybe he has more respect for the doctor and doctor who than most of the past ones by not being a "parasite" to it by coming back as much as he can, doing interviews, audios and so on. Fans with me included like doctors to be "parasites" to the show I think, but overall, maybe Eccleston just doesn't want to "overstay his welcome" if you know what I mean.....I've probably worded this as badly as possible, but....
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Old August 27 2013, 02:27 PM   #155
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Sometimes he comes off like that guy who doesn't own a TV and makes sure everyone he meets knows it. I understand he may want to distance himself from the role or whatever but he seems to be very committed to his non-commitment, to the point that it seems he puts an effort into it rather than just simply not being interested.
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Old August 27 2013, 05:35 PM   #156
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It seems there's a whole lot of projecting going on in this thread.
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Old August 27 2013, 05:42 PM   #157
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Re: Eccleston turned down chance to be in 50th Anniversary story

Unfortunately, that's nothing new when it comes to this subject.

The past is the past. If that's where Christopher Eccleston wants to keep it, that's his prerogative. The rest of us can be content with the 13 episodes that he produced. That's all there's to it.

The rest is self-induced stress.
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Old August 27 2013, 11:05 PM   #158
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But I've always heard he's very nice to children who see him as the Doctor.
That's nice if it's true. I know that if a 4-5 year old kid came up to me and said "Look! The Doctor!" I'd say hi to them in character. I hope he does that sometimes.
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Old August 27 2013, 11:25 PM   #159
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Sometimes he comes off like that guy who doesn't own a TV and makes sure everyone he meets knows it. I understand he may want to distance himself from the role or whatever but he seems to be very committed to his non-commitment, to the point that it seems he puts an effort into it rather than just simply not being interested.
To be fair, if you didn't own a TV, but everyone kept on interviewing you about when you were going to buy one, you might have to commit to your non-commitment, too.
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Old August 28 2013, 02:26 AM   #160
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The past is the past. If that's where Christopher Eccleston wants to keep it, that's his prerogative.
But it's not, really. Doctor Who is just this old girlfriend he keeps mentioning because they had a bad breakup.
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Old August 28 2013, 02:45 AM   #161
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It seems there's a whole lot of projecting going on in this thread.
I'll cop to that 100% but I've never been quite able to shake the feeling I mentioned. Maybe it's all in my head, Lord knows I have a lot rattling around up there...
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Old August 28 2013, 02:52 AM   #162
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The past is the past. If that's where Christopher Eccleston wants to keep it, that's his prerogative.
But it's not, really. Doctor Who is just this old girlfriend he keeps mentioning because they had a bad breakup.
He's not the one who keeps bringing it up, though!
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Old August 28 2013, 04:29 AM   #163
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The past is the past. If that's where Christopher Eccleston wants to keep it, that's his prerogative.
But it's not, really. Doctor Who is just this old girlfriend he keeps mentioning because they had a bad breakup.
No. Everyone keeps ASKING him about his old girlfriend. I bet you could engage in a conversation with Eccelston and if you didn't ask, he probably wouldn't bring up Who at all.
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Old August 28 2013, 04:35 AM   #164
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He's not the one who keeps bringing it up, though!
I'm sure he wrote the message to the BFI out of his own free will.
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Old August 28 2013, 11:45 AM   #165
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He's not the one who keeps bringing it up, though!
I'm sure he wrote the message to the BFI out of his own free will.
I'm sure he did. And there he was, giving something to the fans that he didn't have to do. He doesn't hate the DW fans, but he had a bad experience with the producers and the BBC, and doesn't really want to get pulled back into the world. But something that was specifically honoring his time as the Doctor? Yeah, he turned out for that. But because he wanted to, not because he owed us anything.

He's not being petty or vindictive or hateful towards Doctor Who. Not doing the BFI would have been petty.
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