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Paul McGann Tweets Photo as Eighth Doctor in Eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS

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ImageThe Eighth actor to play the Doctor in the iconic British television programme Doctor Who, Paul McGann, has tweeted a photograph of the Eighth Doctor in an unexpected location. Presumably taken during the filming of the minisode The Night of the Doctor in April 2013, the shot shows the Time Lord in what appears to be the Eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS console. McGann captioned the photo with “This is my moment …!”  Could this hint to more Eighth Doctor minisodes? Only time will tell.

Vivien Fleming

©Vivien Fleming, 2014.

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Identifying the Cast of “The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot”

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Paul McGann Discusses “The Night of the Doctor” with “Flicks and the City”

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Paul McGann chats about how tough it was keeping The Night Of The Doctor mini- episode a secret, what it’s like being part of Doctor Who in the 50th Anniversary year, finally getting his regeneration scene, whether Peter Calpadi is the final incarnation of the Doctor, how the Doctor Who audioplays are now part of the canon, the teaser clip for the 50th Anniversary Special, what he thought of his new Doctor Who costume and wig & why he wants fans to donate their hair for future Doctor Who wigs.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Interview – Colin Baker

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The Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, chats about regeneration, Paul McGann’s mini-episode The Night of the Doctor, why Sylvester McCoy and all the newer doctors are all imposters, Doctor Who fans and why he would like to return to Doctor Who.

“Bring Me Knitting” – Analysis and Reactions to “The Night of the Doctor”

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You could hear the squees of delight reverberating down the old copper cables to your ADSL internet connection when one of the best kept secrets of Doctor Who leapt onto our screens.  Yes, the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, had returned. Released earlier than anticipated, The Night of the Doctor sent the internet into a spin and Doctor Who trending on Twitter in the UK. Newspapers around the world reported on the significance of this mere 6 minute and 49 second adventure.

Fans had previously been advised that only one Doctor would appear in the mini episode prequel to the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor. The Radio Times ran an article suggesting that single Doctor could be one of only the Tenth, Eleventh or then un-named John Hurt Doctor. Whoever would have thought it would be the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann ? Not only did we get the long wished for regeneration of Eighth Doctor but also the return of the Sisterhood of Karn, last seen in the Fourth Doctor Adventure, The Brain of Morbius.

The Sisterhood of Korn's Ohila

The Sisterhood of Karn’s Ohila

BBC America has published a very comprehensive article entitled ‘Doctor Who’: Making Sense of ‘The Night of the Doctor’ which neatly and precisely summarizes the continuity issues.  It makes excellent reading for those with little knowledge of Classic Series Who. Other insightful posts on The Night of the Doctor include:

Doctor Who TV – A Few Thoughts on the Night of the Doctor

Radio Times – Doctor Who: Steven Moffat clears up confusion around the number of John Hurt’s Doctor

WhatCulture! – Doctor Who: 6 Amazing Things About ‘The Night of the Doctor’

Metro – Doctor Who: 10 Amazing Things That Happened in the Night of the Doctor Minisode

WhatCulture! – Doctor Who: 5 Things We Learned From ‘The Night of the Doctor’

Den of Geek – The Night of the Doctor: A fan reaction to the Doctor Who mini-episode

Mirror – 9 amazing surprises to be found in The Night of the Doctor mini episode

You can read the BBC’s article on the acclaim for The Night of the Doctor here and their interview with Steven Moffat here.

"I'm a Doctor, but probably not the one you were expecting".  The Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, surprises fans by appearing as the star of The Night of the Doctor

“I’m a Doctor, but probably not the one you were expecting”. The Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, surprises fans by appearing as the star of The Night of the Doctor

Arising from The Night of the Doctor should we anticipate a regeneration of the War Doctor, John Hurt, to the Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston in The Day of the Doctor? Perhaps Steven Moffat’s propensity to lie will bring forth more unbridled glee if any previous Doctors appear in 3D in the Anniversary Special?

Having chosen his fate, the Eighth Doctor drinks the potion provided to him by the Sisters of Karn

Having chosen his fate, the Eighth Doctor drinks the potion provided to him by the Sisterhood of Karn

As to the relevance of this article’s title, the quote of course comes from the Eighth Doctor’s response to Ohlia when she advises him that he’s been restored to life and has a little under four minutes left:

4 minutes? That’s ages. What if I get bored or need a television, couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting.

Clearly the Fourth and the Eleventh Doctors aren’t the only incarnations with a keen interest in woolen crafts 🙂 You can read a transcript for The Night of the Doctor here.

The Fourth Doctor with his famous knitted scarf

The Fourth Doctor with his famous knitted scarf

The Eleventh Doctor continues the knitting tradition

The Eleventh Doctor continues the knitting tradition

I’m off to watch the Brain of Morbius!

The Doctor, Sarah and members of the Sisterhood of Kahn in The Brain of Morbius

The Doctor, Sarah and members of the Sisterhood of Karn in The Brain of Morbius

Vivien Fleming

©Vivien Fleming, 2013.