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Paul McGann Unlikely To Play Doctor Who Again According To Showrunner Steven Moffat

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11/26/2013 8:35 am
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Paul McGann Unlikely To Play Doctor Who Again According To Showrunner Steven Moffat
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Whitney Pierce

Staff Writer

This month has been filled with excitement revolving around Doctor Who due to the 50th anniversary episode that aired this past weekend and the excitement and chatter hasn’t stopped yet! A week or so before the actual 50th episode aired, there was a webisode featuring the eighth Doctor Paul McGann called “The Night of the Doctor”. The seven minute feature was the first time we’ve seen McGann playing the Doctor on film since his first and only appearance as him in the 1996 television movie called Doctor Who. Though McGann was very honored to return to the coveted role and has said that he’d love to play the Doctor again, it looks very unlikely that that would happen according to show runner Steven Moffat. Moffat suggests that having more than one actor play the Doctor at one time could prove to be quite confusing. “This 50th anniversary is a party time, so we’re doing things differently. One Doctor at a time is the real rule - ‘Who would be on the lunchbox?’ is always my question when we talk about having more than one Doctor.” While it was great to have an abundance of Doctors running around in the 50th anniversary episode, I can definitely see where Mr. Moffat is coming from on becoming a bit too confusing with all the wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff. It would probably hurt our heads as if we looked into the time vortex or something. Moffat goes on to say that they will now return “militantly” to the idea that there is only one Doctor at a time, that he is one man with many faces and “not a committee of people with unusual hair”. The 50th special was an amazing tribute to the shows from the past and present and also managed to break the internet as well as the Guinness World Record for the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama by broadcasting in 94 countries across 6 continents. Doctor Who will return to our screens one last time this year at Christmas airing Matt Smith’s final episode, “The Time of The Doctor”.


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