On Rumored Doctor Who Casting

If you choose to believe The Sun — which, like a stopped clock, is right only twice a day — there’s an exciting bit of Doctor Who casting coming up in the next season.

Peter Davison. The fifth Doctor himself. For a multi-Doctor story.

For Children in Need 2008.

Which makes some sense. CiN airs in November, and November is Who‘s forty-fifth anniversary.

Supposedly written by Stephen Moffat himself. 😎

The rumor seems to have originated from Sylvester McCoy, who said he heard it from Peter Jackson. Which of course begs the question — why would Peter Jackson know?

So I’m not actually optimistic about this rumor. Oh, I’d love for it to be true. Davison was quite good as the Doctor. I’d love a multi-Doctor story. But I’m not holding to hope.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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