Sylvester McCoy – currently appearing on stage in London – has revealed that he would be happy to appear in a multi-Doctor reunion special in 2013 to commemorate 50 years of Doctor Who.
“Would I do it? Yes, I’d be delighted to.”
“I am a part of it, it hasn’t ever gone away and I celebrate the 21st Century Doctors.”
The first multi-Doctor story, The Three Doctors, starring William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee, was broadcast in December 1972-January 1973 to celebrate the series’ 10th anniversary, while The Five Doctors appeared on TV in 1983 to celebrate 20 years of time travel. The Two Doctors in 1985 was just for fun, while Dimensions in Time in 1993 made no sense to anyone. McCoy – soon to fly to New Zealand to appear in The Hobbit – went on to say:
“The fans are hoping that for the 50th anniversary, which is coming up, they might do something like that.
“It would be fascinating with all the technology if they could bring back Jon Pertwee and William Hartnell. That would be amazing – and I bet they could do it if they wanted to.”
A multi-Doctor, 50th anniversary special is a romantic notion – but do you see it happening? Would Christopher Eccleston or even Tom Baker take part?
Or would camera trickery and the adding of modern stars into classic scenes work more effectively?