A few weeks ago, John Barrowman claimed that he was in contact with the BBC regarding Doctor Who, then he backtracked quite rapidly and it seemed that he caused quite a stir. Could it be, that Captain Jack Harkness was about to come back into the Doctor’s life just in time for his birthday?
Well, it looks like a firm “no”.
Jumping onto Twitter this week, the actor wrote a single sentence that will deflate fan hearts all over the world:
I will not be involved in the 50th Anniversary Episode of Dr WHO. JB
— John Barrowman News (@Team_Barrowman) March 24, 2013
Fans have since speculated that with this news and Steven Moffat’s recent comments regarding the fact that the 50th anniversary should not turn into a “fanfest” but look more towards the future that the much-anticipated 50th anniversary special may not quite be the celebration that we were all hoping for and that it’s actually looking more like it’ll be another regular episode.
But, we have Producer Marcus Wilson who describes the episode as a ‘love letter to fans’, Matt Smith claiming that he applauded after reading the script, Louise Jameson letting slip that she’s been asked to keep April free and Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy acting suspiciously when questioned by Chris Evans recently on their involvement with the episode.
Barrowman may be fibbing with this particular Tweet or he may be telling the truth but either way, there is no indication as yet that the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who will be anything but massive.
Because at the end of the day, there’s no such thing as a regular episode of Doctor Who.