While we’re all getting very excited about the plans for Doctor Who’s fiftieth anniversary next year we may have to consider the possibility that when the anniversary special is broadcast, it may not contain as many blasts to the past as some of us may have hoped for.
Fans worldwide have been waiting with bated breath for announcements from the Doctor Who production team regarding any guest appearances from past Doctors, with special focus on actors who played the role before it returned to television in 2005.
But so far none of the past Doctors, including Paul McGann, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Peter Davison or Tom Baker have been asked and if they have, then they’ve been sworn to secrecy and they’re doing a great job of deceiving the general public. Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant have been slightly more cryptic with their answers of late so the possibility may be that the anniversary special will just contain Doctors nine through to eleven, which would certainly be no bad thing at all.
The Daily Star, a red top tabloid newspaper in Britain, quoted Colin Baker saying:
“I think the BBC view will be they don’t need us old ones.”
But that can hardly be true considering all the effort that they put into making the five minute 2007 special Time Crash which featured Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor.
The next few months will start to reveal facts about next year’s anniversary episode but there might be a chance that we’re treated to three Doctors rather than eight.
Would that make you angry?