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Sylvester McCoy in the Pandorica?

As timey-timey things go this is quite a mashup – what if it hadn’t been the Eleventh Doctor who challenged allcomers at Stonehenge in The Pandorica Opens?

What if it had been the Seventh Doctor?

In fairness, there is a certain verisimilitude about that particular incarnation being incarcerated in such a way, given the nature of this strategies against various enemies (Daleks, Cybermen, Fenric), so much so that it is a shame it didn’t quite happen like that.

Still, there’s nothing to worry about as thanks to an interview at the Dragon*Con event this weekend, Sylvester McCoy can be seen reading the “Hello Stonehenge!” scene from The Pandorica Opens – and for a life reading without any rehearsal you can see just how good a job of it he would have made…

This all came about thanks to the interviewer suggesting that Sylvester would have been served better by more polished scripts. Ultimately, I don’t think he did that poorly with the material he was given back in 1987-1989 (certainly not in the last two series) but it is a fascinating exercise nevertheless!



A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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