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Former Doctor Who Stars "Gutted" To Be Left Out Of 50th Anniversary Special

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11/13/2013 4:35 pm
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Former Doctor Who Stars
Media Courtesy of Radio Times

Roxanne Powell

Staff Writer

The Doctor is back for another wibbly wobbly adventure in the show’s 50th anniversary episode! But not everyone is overjoyed. Colin Baker, who played the Doctor’s sixth incarnation from 1984 to 1986, told Attractions Magazine that he felt the other Doctors were “surplus baggage.” Baker says that he will not be donning his multicolor jacket for the episode, and that none of the other actors from the Doctor’s past will, either. "I'm not in it. I can say that Peter [Davison] isn't because I've seen him recently. And I can tell you that Sylvester [McCoy] isn't, and neither is Paul [McGann]. "None of us have been deemed worthy of inclusion in a program that celebrates 50 years of a British television program, of which I was in it for three. We are surplus baggage." When asked about his own feelings toward the BBC regarding his non-appearance in the episode, Sylvester McCoy, deemed one of the “20th century Doctors,” had this to say: "All of us want to do it, just for the fans - because that's what they want. But we've heard nothing - Tom Baker's heard nothing, Colin Baker, Peter Davison, Paul McGann… none of us have heard anything." Paul McGann has also told sources that he “was a bit gutted” at not being asked to join the Doctor Who 50th cast. You can read a more complete interview with him on Digital Spy. You can also catch a video interview with Colin Baker, where he talks about his time on Doctor Who and his feelings about the show [here]. Doctor Who’s “The Day of the Doctor” will air Saturday, November 23 at 7.50PM on BBC One. It will also be screened in cinemas worldwide—tickets have already gone on sale.


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