Doctor Who guest stars Mark Sheppard and father W Morgan Sheppard were quizzed by 600 hundred Whovians gathered in Birmingham for The 11th Hour convention last weekend.
Both versions of Canton Everett Delaware III fielded questions from fans with Mark admitting that fan favourite and Tenth Doctor David Tennant wasn’t his actual favourite:
“Without him, the show wouldn’t be what it is today. The popularity of the programme wouldn’t be where it is now.
“However, Matt has a completely different take on the character and he is able to echo the other actors’ presentation of the Doctor. If you think about it, the show wouldn’t be here without the Christopher Eccleston reboot – but I’m not sure that would have worked had he continued to play the character.”
Also in attendance at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, at the NEC were Frances Barber, Dan Starkey and Simon Fisher-Becker – and joining the gang, the Eleventh Doctor himself, Matt Smith!
One fan undoubtedly excited by his presences was Tom Connor, 21, an engineering apprentice from Coventry and a professional Eleventh Doctor look-a-like.
Tom began impersonating David Tennant as the Doctor four years ago after being bullied at school for liking the show:
“I was around 15 years old and I would get picked on for liking the show. Towards the end of school I decided that I was going to become an impersonator and I love it…I do think the reboot that began with Tennant has won a whole new army of fans. It’s now a revitalised show, which is fantastic.”
(Via the Sunday Mercury)