It seems that the Sixth Doctor is making rather a habit of turning up in places with an old friend of the Eighth Doctors.
A few years ago in the Big Finish Doctor Who world, former friend of the Eighth Doctor, Charley Pollard, ended up in old Sixy’s TARDIS for a while and now recently, in the real world, actor Colin Baker has appeared in a panel with Daphne Ashbrook who played Grace Holloway in the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie.
The 2 actors were guests at the recent Denver Comic Con and delighted audiences with their memories from their respective times on Doctor Who.
Of course it was Colin Baker who led events, having been the Doctor for 3 years during the 1980’s when the show was enduring possibly its toughest time on television, facing off against lower ratings, more violent stories and a Doctor that started out a bit too gruff for audiences. But Baker’s not a bitter man and delighted panel guests with his memories of getting the keys to the TARDIS, playing a separate character on Doctor Who and of course his triumphant return to the role of the Sixth Doctor from 1999 onwards through Big Finish productions.
Daphne Ashbrook also captivated the audience by singing a few songs, which we’re told were sand incredibly well, as well as her knowledge of Doctor Who and briefly discussing if her character that she played in the show alongside Paul McGann will ever return.
The full report from the panel discussion can be enjoyed at sciencefiction.com.