Friday, September 6, 2013

The Doctors Revisited - The Ninth Doctor

BBC America celebrates the Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, in a new special of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited. Eccleston heralded the return of the show and was the first Doctor to appear in the 21st century. The special begins with lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, writer Neil Gaiman, John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) who played the Ninth Doctor’s companion, and actor Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith), among others, discussing Eccleston portraying a no nonsense, hard hitting and straight talking Doctor. The special is followed by the Ninth Doctor two-part story Bad Wolf and The Parting of Ways.

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The Ninth Doctor premieres Sunday, September 29, 8:00pm ET/PT.

The series will air later this year in the UK.


Anthony Peterson said...

Someone was going to...not strictly true that he was the first Doctor of the 21st century is it. What about the Shalka Doctor...?

Ozzy Baxter said...

Shalka Doctor no longer "counts", according to the BBC. But, of course, this is the same people who are arbitrarily creating their own pet-Doctor for the 50th (Hurt). So, it really doesn't seem to matter. Anyone can be The Doctor, I guess. So, if Hurt counts, then so does Grant, Atkinson, Lumley, Broadbent, Hugh, etc.

Somewhere out there, the Peter Cushing fans are celebrating. LOL! ;)

On the subject of the Revisited, I'm surprised that not only is John Barrowman commenting (I mean, from what I remember, he stated he didn't like working with Chris because he was "too serious") but they picked Eccleston's finale story? I would have chosen 'DALEK'. That's where the 9th Doctor shines. I suspect they chose his finale so they could slip in a moment of Tennant at the end and get all the tweens wet... ;)