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McGann Hints At 50th Return?

We all know that no classic Doctor will be in the 50th anniversary special – right? Moffat has even recently said that it’s not a traditional celebration, because they can’t do The Eleven Doctors. But maybe – just maybe – we’re wrong in this assertion.

The Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, remains cryptic about his possible inclusion.

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When asked by @Ambajejus on Twitter for a comment on rumours of his return, McGann quoted Matthew 24:6:

“See that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

Intriguing, eh? Of course, this is probably nothing – it’s probably him just saying he’d love to return one day (and we’d love him to come back too!). But any glimmer of hope is worthwhile.

The comment was a result of Outpost Skaro tweeting:

“We hear very strong hints that Paul McGann is indeed returning to Dr Who for a 50th Anniversary appearance!”

And accompanied by this shocking fake. (No giggling at the back.)

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But let’s remind ourselves that Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, in the Long Ago, hinted “paintings” in relation to the special. Could the previous Doctors crop up as paintings, their voices being utilised?

We’ll have to find out in November!

(Thanks to Mr Paddy!)


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' Assistant Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.

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