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(Metro)   No 9th Doctor for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary. That's not fantastic   (metro.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Sad, Christopher Eccleston, Doctor Who, Ninth Doctor, physicians, Jon Pertwee, Billie Piper, Paul McGann, Patrick Troughton  
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2013-04-05 06:57:05 PM  
4 votes:

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 04:49:20 PM  
3 votes:
Nerds.  I'll get it started.
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2013-04-05 09:55:54 PM  
2 votes:

Mad_Radhu: FirstNationalBastard: 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.

He's already put together an updated wardrobe on his own that works as a good bridge between his movie appearance and Nine's.

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I'm a big fan of McGann's Big Finish 8th Doctor audio plays, to the point where he's now become my favourite doctor. Love his sarcastic tone when he answers stupid questions.

"I'm riding a vortisaur...and I've named it Margaret."
2013-04-05 07:55:47 PM  
2 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: 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.


He's already put together an updated wardrobe on his own that works as a good bridge between his movie appearance and Nine's.

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2013-04-05 07:23:01 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-04-05 04:33:31 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:57:34 PM  
2 votes:
That's because he was the best doctor. Tennant was nothing more than eye candy to get female viewers.
2013-04-06 04:40:27 AM  
1 vote:
As much as I wish Eccleston would return, I think he has a number of relatable factors to why he chooses not to. First, I recall him saying in an interview that he didn't particularly grow up with DW i.e. he lacks sentiment for it. Second, I also recall him approaching the role as a challenge i.e. he may feel like he made his mark and no more need be said. Third, playing The Doctor doesn't pay as well as playing Destro, which is a character he most certainly also did not grow up with. Fourth, I'm wonder if he's from a similar school of acting philosophy as, say, Malcolm Macdowell. He undeniably has talent, but he treats acting as a job more than as art i.e. he has bills to pay. Some jobs are more interesting than others, but you keep at it.

All in all, I'd be happier than a pig in shiat if he returned, but I reluctantly accept that he probably won't.

Besides, Big Finish has Baker, Davison, Baker, McCoy, and McGann together to satisfy that anniversary, multi-Doctor itch in November.
2013-04-05 10:21:44 PM  
1 vote:
Eccleston was bullied out of the role. It wasn't to avoid being type-cast, or because of his ego. He was also the best of the NuWho.
2013-04-05 09:11:30 PM  
1 vote:

Mad_Radhu: WTF Indeed: 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"

Eccleston does apparently have a big role in Thor 2, so his careers seems to be on the mend after some really crappy movies like the first G.I.Joe.


I think Eccleston's strategy has been to come to the States, get big dollars for doing a shiatty part, and then go back to the UK for actual things that require acting.  That said, I think it is interesting that Tennant's web site noted that Eccleston heard Moffat's pitch and rejected it.  It doesn't bode well for the script, which under Moffat's command is a 50/50 chance: pretty cool or really craptacular.
2013-04-05 07:03:55 PM  
1 vote:

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 07:00:52 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:59:29 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:58:02 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:39:02 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:13:49 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:34:16 PM  
1 vote:

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2013-04-05 05:14:30 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:08:43 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-04-05 04:34:14 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:30:15 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:24:17 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:16:41 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:57:57 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:00:06 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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