I have to be very honest here: I do feel that the apparent lack of any Doctors or companions from before the 2005 revival is selling the fiftieth anniversary short, and not living up to its full potential. Paul McGann has done yet another interview where he firmly states that he's not in the special, and by this point, I'm starting to find all these claims that he's lying a bit hard to swallow. I know his voice could briefly (and faintly) be heard in the recent trailer, but......that's not really good enough, he deserves proper recognition. I'm aware that Moffat has said there are still some surprises in store, but if said surprises turn out to be River Song and/or the Paternoster Gang, I give up. That simply isn't how you honor half a century.