Published on October 25th, 2013 | by Alex Skerratt
Christopher Eccleston Loves Star Trek!
Speaking to the Metro newspaper, the Ninth Doctor revealed that he “loved” the original Star Trek TV series because of its character-driven nature:
“You have villains and some space, but it’s basically a brilliantly written love triangle between Kirk, Spock and Bones – Lieutenant Uhura being the ‘beard’ from what I could see.”
But the Whoniverse needn’t be discouraged; there’s still a place in Christopher Eccleston’s heart for that quirky British show about an alien in a phone box. In a recent interview to coincide with the BFI’s anniversary screenings, the Ninth Doctor had nothing but praise for the re-launched programme:
“Joe Ahearne directed five of the thirteen episodes of the first series. He understood the tone the show needed completely – strong, bold, pacey visuals coupled with wit, warmth and a twinkle in the performances, missus.”
Sadly, Christopher Eccleston won’t be featuring in the upcoming anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, but there is a treat in store for those needing a Ninth Doctor fix. The man himself stars in the upcoming feature film Thor: The Dark World playing the villainous Malekith the Accursed, which premiered in London on Tuesday. Hear him talk about the role in the video above.
(Via Digital Spy.)