Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Seven, Eight, and War

As I continue with the Galliferret Doctors, I've reached one of my favorite looks, Sylvester McCoy's seventh Doctor.  There's something very nice and dapper about this costume, despite the silly nature of the question mark umbrella and sweater motif.
 Next up is Paul McGann's eighth Doctor, but not necessarily the one people might remember from the television movie that aired in the mid 90's.  This costume is the more weathered one that makes its appearance in the "mini-sode" that appeared before the 50th anniversary special.  With one speech, McGann took his version, one that had been developed as a series of audio adventures, and made it canon.  Faced with the most difficult decision of his life, the Doctor had to become something darker...
...which brings us to John Hurt's War Doctor.  My understanding is that the original concept was to bring Christopher Eccleston (the 9th Doctor) back for the 50th Anniversary episode and have him team with David Tennant and Matt Smith.  Unfortunately, Eccleston's relationship with the franchise has been strained and he turned down the role.  That led to the "revelation" of unknown regenerations.

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