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(Metro)   No 9th Doctor for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary. That's not fantastic   (metro.co.uk) divider line 77
    More: Sad, Christopher Eccleston, Doctor Who, Ninth Doctor, physicians, Jon Pertwee, Billie Piper, Paul McGann, Patrick Troughton  
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2013-04-05 02:57:34 PM  
That's because he was the best doctor. Tennant was nothing more than eye candy to get female viewers.
 
2013-04-05 03:00:06 PM  
Seriously it'd be 1 episode and he'd make a truckload of cash.. what has he been in anyways lately that's of significance? Seriously disappointing.
 
2013-04-05 03:24:06 PM  
Eh, fark him.

I'm sure The Cabbage Patch Kids and Strawberry Shortcake vs. Creepy Crawlers and Micronauts film will be better for his career than a one-off Doctor Who episode anyway.
 
2013-04-05 03:28:30 PM  
Oh wow i am totally shocked by this it is totes news and i would never have seen it coming until this press release broke this totally unpredictable story. Wow.
 
2013-04-05 03:49:05 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Eh, fark him.

I'm sure The Cabbage Patch Kids and Strawberry Shortcake vs. Creepy Crawlers and Micronauts film will be better for his career than a one-off Doctor Who episode anyway.


My point exactly, didn't he butt heads with RTD anyways? He's far away from the show now. Is your "independent acting flexibility" really that important for a 50+ year show you choose to help revive?
 
2013-04-05 03:57:57 PM  
He's been the dickiest Doctor. Only wanted to do it for one season, then won't even come back for a one off special. F*ck him.

/not FANTASTIC!
 
2013-04-05 04:16:41 PM  
Fark Eccleston.  That toolbag wasted an entire incarnation on a one year stint.

/and like a lot of fans, I wished they'd decided to bring back Baker.
 
2013-04-05 04:24:17 PM  
Nothing is funnier than the self-righteous nerd rage at Christopher Eccleston. It's his career and he decided that he didn't want risk becoming the next Tom Baker. Now they are upset he doesn't want to come back or a campy 50th anniversary special designed to solely make money.
 
2013-04-05 04:30:15 PM  

WTF Indeed: Nothing is funnier than the self-righteous nerd rage at Christopher Eccleston. It's his career and he decided that he didn't want risk becoming the next Tom Baker. Now they are upset he doesn't want to come back or a campy 50th anniversary special designed to solely make money.


I don't think it's "self-righteous nerdrage" as much as "COME ON, YOU'RE farkING DOING GI JOE MOVIES! WHAT WILL AN EPISODE OF DOCTOR WHO HURT?!?!?"
 
2013-04-05 04:33:31 PM  
I've said it before, and I'll probably say it again:  Christopher Eccleston has what can best be described as a chip on his shoulder and will more likely be described as an overinflated ego and a vastly warped image of what constitutes a "good career".

Don't get me wrong; he did good as the 9th Doctor.  It's arguably the highpoint of his career, which is sad to say because by and large the man has never had a worthwhile role.  What else has he been involved in that was good?  A forgettable appearance in 28 Days Later and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it role in That Movie You Think is about a Haunting but Really They're All Dead.  I wouldn't fault him for it, if he didn't also make a habit about going on about how important it is to him being a legitimate actor that he doesn't reprise roles.  He's free to say no, but he's an ass when he decides it's something to brag about.
 
2013-04-05 04:34:14 PM  

timujin: Fark Eccleston.  That toolbag wasted an entire incarnation on a one year stint.

/and like a lot of fans, I wished they'd decided to bring back Baker.


I agree. Colin Baker rocks.
 
2013-04-05 04:37:59 PM  

ZeroCorpse: timujin: Fark Eccleston.  That toolbag wasted an entire incarnation on a one year stint.

/and like a lot of fans, I wished they'd decided to bring back Baker.

I agree. Colin Baker rocks.


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2013-04-05 04:38:33 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: I don't think it's "self-righteous nerdrage" as much as "COME ON, YOU'RE farkING DOING GI JOE MOVIES! WHAT WILL AN EPISODE OF DOCTOR WHO HURT?!?!?"


Which shows that he still holds a grudge against the studio. Also he's currently playing the Villian in Thor 2. So I think his career isn't that washed up.
 
2013-04-05 04:42:43 PM  
NONE of the 20th Century surviving Doctor actors have even been contacted?   NONE?   This show needs a new show runner ASAP.
 
2013-04-05 04:43:18 PM  

OniExpress: Don't get me wrong; he did good as the 9th Doctor.  It's arguably the highpoint of his career, which is sad to say because by and large the man has never had a worthwhile role.  What else has he been involved in that was good?


First season of Heroes was good.
 
2013-04-05 04:44:22 PM  

Son of Thunder: OniExpress: Don't get me wrong; he did good as the 9th Doctor.  It's arguably the highpoint of his career, which is sad to say because by and large the man has never had a worthwhile role.  What else has he been involved in that was good?

First season of Heroes was good.


And he had what--10 minutes of footage in that season?  20?
 
2013-04-05 04:49:20 PM  
Nerds.  I'll get it started.
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2013-04-05 04:53:12 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-05 04:53:47 PM  

foo monkey: Nerds.  I'll get it started.
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I just hear her saying "Come you clever boy"
 
2013-04-05 04:54:21 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
damnit.
 
2013-04-05 04:55:21 PM  
Of the classic doctors, the only ones that don't look scary ruined old are McCoy and McGann.

The rest look like the absorbaloff from "Love & Monsters".
 
2013-04-05 04:57:01 PM  

Rhypskallion: Son of Thunder: OniExpress: Don't get me wrong; he did good as the 9th Doctor.  It's arguably the highpoint of his career, which is sad to say because by and large the man has never had a worthwhile role.  What else has he been involved in that was good?

First season of Heroes was good.

And he had what--10 minutes of footage in that season?  20?


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2013-04-05 04:59:12 PM  
Do some editing from any deleted scenes he did during his run. Chop him out of the unused scene, throw him somewhere in the new episode, done. Go have lunch.
 
2013-04-05 05:02:17 PM  

MadSkillz: Of the classic doctors, the only ones that don't look scary ruined old are McCoy and McGann.

The rest look like the absorbaloff from "Love & Monsters".


Their voices work.   Make up can do some wonders.   CGI can fix some things.  And if all else fails, old images with distortion, new voice overs.   Or maybe plot reasons, time warp, wibbley wobbley blah blah blah.
 
2013-04-05 05:08:43 PM  
www3.pictures.zimbio.com
 
2013-04-05 05:14:30 PM  
That they asked him lends validity to the theory that were going to get Tennant from between Waters of Mars and End of Time and that Billie Piper was going to go with Eccelston. As much as my heart woudl want to see The Bakers or McCoy, just no.Since he said no, I think the most wonderful thing would be to finally give McGann some decent screen time as the Doctor.  It would be two fold of a) making him rock solid canon, b) be a nice proper bridge to the old series for the 50th.
 
2013-04-05 05:34:16 PM  

foo monkey: [www3.pictures.zimbio.com image 395x594]


She's awful purdy.
 
2013-04-05 05:46:19 PM  

WTF Indeed: Nothing is funnier than the self-righteous nerd rage at Christopher Eccleston. It's his career and he decided that he didn't want risk becoming the next Tom Baker. Now they are upset he doesn't want to come back or a campy 50th anniversary special designed to solely make money.


Those self-righteous nerds are a fan base, something he didn't have before and something none of his other roles have given him, that he seems willing to completely forget.  You tell me how that's a smart career move.  He could have tossed them a bone with a one-off and then continued doing his crappy, forgettable roles in Hollywood mindlessly cashing paychecks.  But he didn't, cause he don't give a crap.  And now his fans know that for sure.  Positive buzz becomes negative.  Yeah, real smart career move.
 
2013-04-05 05:46:30 PM  
I understand it's the 50th, and i "kinda" understand the significance of Tennant, but WHY THE HELL IS ROSE COMING ALONG!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
 
2013-04-05 05:55:12 PM  

bulsd: I understand it's the 50th, and i "kinda" understand the significance of Tennant, but WHY THE HELL IS ROSE COMING ALONG!?!?!?!?!?!?!?


I like how when the Doctor had to leave her they made a big deal that he'd never be able to see her again...and he's since seen her lots of times.
 
2013-04-05 05:57:58 PM  

Walker: bulsd: I understand it's the 50th, and i "kinda" understand the significance of Tennant, but WHY THE HELL IS ROSE COMING ALONG!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I like how when the Doctor had to leave her they made a big deal that he'd never be able to see her again...and he's since seen her lots of times.


Probably the metacrisis Doctor. Rose was with him.
 
2013-04-05 06:06:31 PM  
http://comics.shipsinker.com/archive.php?arc=10doctors
Fun story. Decent art. No Eleven, so it's a bit dated.

There is no way the 50th will come anywhere close to matching it. Interpret that statement as you will.
 
2013-04-05 06:13:49 PM  
I'm fine with no 9,  the  real travesty is if we won't be seeing Paul McGann.  He is far too good of a Doctor to have his only filmed appearance be that god awful Fox thing, and plus unlike the other pre-9 Doctors he still looks young enough for his age/appearance to not be much of a factor.
 
2013-04-05 06:19:47 PM  

Walker: I like how when the Doctor had to leave her they made a big deal that he'd never be able to see her again...and he's since seen her lots of times.


While not a fan of Rose, she's stuck in a different dimension (one his TARDIS won't work in, even), and that really is a big deal. We only see her again because the Daleks are tearing down dimensional walls, as a precursor to destroying existence.
Anytime the real Doctor would be allowed to see Rose again, it would be because something is destroying the universe.
 
2013-04-05 06:20:01 PM  
Who?
 
2013-04-05 06:21:08 PM  

Valacirca: I'm fine with no 9,  the  real travesty is if we won't be seeing Paul McGann.  He is far too good of a Doctor to have his only filmed appearance be that god awful Fox thing, and plus unlike the other pre-9 Doctors he still looks young enough for his age/appearance to not be much of a factor.


Yeah, since we don't know how long he was the Doctor, the age discrepancy is easily explained by him being from later in the Eighth Doctor's life.

/plus, they can put him in something closer to Eccleston's wardrobe than what he wore in the Fox movie.
 
2013-04-05 06:28:36 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, since we don't know how long he was the Doctor, the age discrepancy is easily explained by him being from later in the Eighth Doctor's life.


Well kind of, considering 11's gone what, 300-400 years without aging it wouldn't make much sense.  But again, his appearance isn't so drastically different that it would be that difficult, unlike say, Colin Baker.  Although an explanation for that would be rather hilarious.

And hey, I liked his wardrobe.
 
2013-04-05 06:39:02 PM  
If Rose is comming back for the special, please be sure she has already had all her dental work done months before hand.
 
2013-04-05 06:41:58 PM  

Valacirca: FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, since we don't know how long he was the Doctor, the age discrepancy is easily explained by him being from later in the Eighth Doctor's life.

Well kind of, considering 11's gone what, 300-400 years without aging it wouldn't make much sense.  But again, his appearance isn't so drastically different that it would be that difficult, unlike say, Colin Baker.  Although an explanation for that would be rather hilarious.

And hey, I liked his wardrobe.


Or, blame the Last Great Time War. Either way.

Oh, and since it really isn't the type of thing that would get greenlit...

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Doctor-TheDoctorsRevisited-TheMoonb as e/18293

BBC Home Video is mercifully squeezing what they can out of Classic Who, and animating the first of three 4 episode serials missing two of their episodes. That leaves two extra serials that can be completed in the Hartnell and Troughton runs.
 
2013-04-05 06:46:43 PM  
Doctor Who sucks anyways.
 
2013-04-05 06:57:05 PM  

WTF Indeed: That's because he was the best doctor. Tennant was nothing more than eye candy to get female viewers.



I liked Tennant but Eccleston is the only Doctor in the history of the series that I could believe would kill off every last Time Lord in order to kill the Daleks
 
2013-04-05 06:58:02 PM  
As much as I respect his decision,  it would have been cool if he could at least film a quick cameo.

Maybe having one of the other doctors spy a leather clad figure from across the street, just for a split
second,  to at least acknowledge his role.

I'm sure they'll come up with some other playful homage to fulfill the need.
 
2013-04-05 06:59:29 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: WTF Indeed: That's because he was the best doctor. Tennant was nothing more than eye candy to get female viewers.


I liked Tennant but Eccleston is the only Doctor in the history of the series that I could believe would kill off every last Time Lord in order to kill the Daleks


I wouldn't mind the big special undoing the effects of the Time War. The Daleks have already recovered from it completely enough to be destroyed once and for all, repeatedly. I say bring back Gallifrey.
 
2013-04-05 06:59:29 PM  

Pawn takes the King: Seriously it'd be 1 episode and he'd make a truckload of cash.. what has he been in anyways lately that's of significance? Seriously disappointing.


You have no idea what British TV actors earn, do you? Hint: they've got to love acting.
 
2013-04-05 07:00:52 PM  

burning_bridge: Those self-righteous nerds are a fan base, something he didn't have before and something none of his other roles have given him, that he seems willing to completely forget.  You tell me how that's a smart career move.  He could have tossed them a bone with a one-off and then continued doing his crappy, forgettable roles in Hollywood mindlessly cashing paychecks.  But he didn't, cause he don't give a crap.  And now his fans know that for sure.  Positive buzz becomes negative.  Yeah, real smart career move.


Nerds complain about everything and are the first in line to see everything.  There is no possible way to piss off nerds so much that they will boycott someone or something. Nerds are the battered women of movie audiences, you know it's bad but here take my money anyway.
 
2013-04-05 07:03:55 PM  

WTF Indeed: burning_bridge: Those self-righteous nerds are a fan base, something he didn't have before and something none of his other roles have given him, that he seems willing to completely forget.  You tell me how that's a smart career move.  He could have tossed them a bone with a one-off and then continued doing his crappy, forgettable roles in Hollywood mindlessly cashing paychecks.  But he didn't, cause he don't give a crap.  And now his fans know that for sure.  Positive buzz becomes negative.  Yeah, real smart career move.

Nerds complain about everything and are the first in line to see everything.  There is no possible way to piss off nerds so much that they will boycott someone or something. Nerds are the battered women of movie audiences, you know it's bad but here take my money anyway.


Individually, you can piss off a nerd/geek enough to make them quit buying/watching/reading.

However, you cannot piss off enough nerds/geeks en masse to affect anything.
 
2013-04-05 07:06:33 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I liked Tennant but Eccleston is the only Doctor in the history of the series that I could believe would kill off every last Time Lord in order to kill the Daleks


There's nothing substantial to base this on of course, but I always assumed 8 was the one to do this.  I could honestly see him doing it too, if things got desperate enough.
 
2013-04-05 07:16:38 PM  

Valacirca: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I liked Tennant but Eccleston is the only Doctor in the history of the series that I could believe would kill off every last Time Lord in order to kill the Daleks

There's nothing substantial to base this on of course, but I always assumed 8 was the one to do this.  I could honestly see him doing it too, if things got desperate enough.


With a truckload of Nitro-9
 
2013-04-05 07:20:08 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Individually, you can piss off a nerd/geek enough to make them quit buying/watching/reading.

However, you cannot piss off enough nerds/geeks en masse to affect anything.


That's true of all media, however the level of terrible required for a nerd to stop investing time and money into something is drastically higher than any other demo. And this idea that Eccleston is "hurting his career" by not doing the special is even more hilarious since he is the only Doctor Who actor to have large parts in America movies, unless you want to could Tennant's Oscar winning role in "Fright Night"
 
2013-04-05 07:23:01 PM  
Honestly, I am not surprised by this.  This does remind me of what I remember reading some time ago about Tom Baker and 'The Five Doctors', how he was approached to do it and he said "no.", so they spliced in his scenes from footage of Shada, which was an unfinished episode, and explained that he was caught in plot device, then later saying that he regretted not doing it.  Pity, Christopher Eccleston did not learn from Tom Baker's mistake.
 
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