Eighth Doctor Who Paul McGann has revealed that production has begun on a sequel to The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. The sketch, written and directed by Peter Davison and starring Peter, Colin, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann follows the ‘classic’ Doctor’s attempts to be a part of the 50th Anniversary episode.

Cambridge News also reports that Paul also said the show’s producers “missed a trick” by not casting a female Time Lord. Speaking at the Cambridge Union Society, he told students that Tilda Swinton and Diana Quick would have been his favourite choices for the Twelfth Doctor. I can see Steven Moffat tearing his hair out over that remark. Although I would love to see Tilda play a Time Lord. Gallifrey is saved after all. Paul asked the audience to imagine the skill that such actresses could bring to the portrayal of “one of the greatest characters ever written”.

Paul also said he was eager to work on Game of Thrones – if only for the assurance of a ‘pension’. I’m not sure there’s a character left in A Song of Ice and Fire that men and women can fall madly in love with however. Maybe Jon Connington? (Dance with Dragons spoiler there). That’s if they do that storyline of course. And we’re still waiting for that Eighth Doctor spin-off.

Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot


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Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

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