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McGann in the 11th Doctor’s TARDIS!

If that title alone doesn’t get you excited, then perhaps the following image will. The Eighth Doctor himself, Paul McGann, posted the attached earlier on his Twitter account.

McGann can be made out in the 11th Doctor’s TARDIS wearing his costume from The Night of the Doctor. McGann added the caption: “This is my moment.”

Although it’s more than likely this was taken during filming of the aforementioned minisode we at least dream it’s from the much requested spin-off…

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Mikey Milligan
Mikey Milligan

Having met Paul McGann I can tell you that he still fits the bill for the 8th Doctor, I went to comic con yesterday and was very fortunate to get a signed autograph.  Pity there was none of him in leather ;) as that would have been most awesome.  He considers this doctor and I quote, "the moody bastard."  I like it, and I would love to see him play that role again.  I begged Toby Whithouse (yes I know him) to do a series featuring McGann, but they stay tight lipped on that.  Ah well, we can but wish, Mr. McGann  you rock on sir!




LonePhysicist
LonePhysicist

In the Night of the Doctor and the Day of the Doctor, it was hinted that Doctor could regenerate  to one of his former forms- indeed otherwise how could Tom Baker appear unless the time line was really convoluted?  On top of that, David Tennent apparently actually DID it.  

   Not only did Paul McGann get only one movie (and mini-episode) but in the mini-episode apparently the Doctor was ACTUALLY dead!  I think the Universe owes him one.  I think the Universe owes US one. Paul Mcgann should be the 8th AND 13th Doctor.  It is a little weird Moffat hinted about this twice maybe 3 times- as if he says it could be done but he does not want to be the one to do it. Sound like a corporation doing double talk....

LordRassilon
LordRassilon

Does a rendition of this, at a higher, destop-sized resolution exist?

DW_girl
DW_girl

I really want a McGann spin-off! Or a Paternoster Gang spin-off! Or a Cpt Jack and River Song spin-off!! Or a Martha and Mickey spin-off!! Or a Rose Tyler and Duplicate Doctor spin-off!!

PeterQ1978
PeterQ1978

this was taken at Newcastle Film and Comic Con, to set the fandom on fire!!

PeterThompson
PeterThompson

McGann is so highly underused mainly due to the unsuccessful american/british film. In the little we saw of him in night of the doctor, it seemed like he'd never left our screens, he didn't struggle trying to fit back in, probably due to the amount of work he's done since such as all the big finish audio's. I really think a prequel would be an amazing way to give McGann what he deserves while giving us some more background to the time war 






Richy Woo
Richy Woo

I would bet good money that the next multiple Doctor episode will include McGann.






Warpstar
Warpstar

Who wouldnt do the same if possibel?

BJAMES
BJAMES

He looks so right at home and like he belongs there, doesn't he? We can live in hope.

Hibernus
Hibernus

Please! Pretty please...!

ilyootha is back in home Universe
ilyootha is back in home Universe

If you look closer, you can see that the floor around the console is elevated near the door, which they did during The Day of the Doctor filming for the opening scenes with Clara riding the motorbike in the TARDIS. In The Time of the Doctor, however, the elevation is gone, so this is an old photo, most likely taken during the filming of The Night of the Doctor.


JLS1138
JLS1138

I still remember sitting in my office early that morning and suppressing a scream as Paul McGann's face popped up on my screen.

Shadestryke
Shadestryke

Much as I would love to see a series featuring McGann as the Doctor (He is definately one of my top 13 Doctors! ;p ), I just can't see it happening. But, while there is little to no chance of a series, there could be a chance of a one-off appearance.


If I had my choice, I would make McGann the star of one year's Children in Need special (making sure that it was considerably longer than a minisode - who needs Eastenders anyway?) 

McGann would be the beginning where he would attempt to solve a problem (and indeed believe that he had), only for it to reappear as part of the Christmas special. Perhaps as part of the solution, Capaldi would need to commune with his former self (maybe through a form of hypnosis) to figure out a plan...










sontaran17
sontaran17

I know Paul is the main focus of the next DWM, this could've been a cover shot?

shyx111
shyx111

11 and 8 on adventure together! :'D

DalekSupreme1
DalekSupreme1

I. WANT. A. JOHN. HURT. SPINOFF!!!!! Why does no-one else?????? :'(


Paul McGann is great as the doctor, but he's got the audios - John doesn't... He's too epic to miss!!!

ulvmor
ulvmor

Oh my...

I know, all the audios are there, but I'd love to see McGann once more as the Doctor.

jemihedgehog33
jemihedgehog33

I think he just came late to the filming of The Five-ish Doctors reboot.

MatthewGregoryBurns
MatthewGregoryBurns

He has already had his "spin off".. It's just on Audio. (no grumbles, it is just as legitimate of a format as television.)  McGann's own Big Finish series was even broadcast on BBC Radio 7/4 Extra!  McGann was/IS an incredible doctor.. Listen to Big Finish people!!! And let Moffat make the television series brilliant with Capaldi.

Huknar
Huknar

I remember reading a really great idea for a multidoctor episode with McGann. What if in series eight/nine we have a two part story split between Twelve and Eight. Eight starting the mystery, Twelve finishing it. Could be a very fun episode to watch and write!

TonyHeaney
TonyHeaney

@PeterThompson  Mcgann has been around far longer then you think, fo us who followed his adventures on Big Finish Every single one he has never left dr who. 

BJAMES
BJAMES

It's almost staggering to realize that Paul has been doing Big Finish Doctor Who audioplays since 2001. That's a lot of stories, especially from earlier on, and now all the way through to the Dark Eyes boxsets. All that leaves is the visuals, and Paul Mcgann doesn't look all that much different from how he initially appeared on screen back in 1996. He can still bring it, and it would be nice to see him get to do more.

Amir6064
Amir6064

@ilyootha  No he stayed for the entire filming, and dressed back up in costume just to take a picture.

Strontium
Strontium

@ilyootha  I don't understand why the computer screens have different supports now than they did in The Snowmen :o

AlessandroArsuffi
AlessandroArsuffi

@Shadestryke I would like something in the style of audio book series "Destiny of the Doctor", where Eleven sent messages to his previous selves to do something in their current adventures that will save him in the present. Imagine Eight helping Twelve get out of some trouble this way, maybe using the psychic paper as a means of communication...

BJAMES
BJAMES

@sontaran17 That DWM feature is most likely about Dark Eyes 2, as well as 3 and 4, which are also on the way.

AlessandroArsuffi
AlessandroArsuffi

@DalekSupreme1 As far as I loved Hurt as the War Doctor, I definitely believe he's adventure was meant to be a one-off experience. The Doctor killing during the Time War is something I really don't want to see... even he refuses all memory of those events which means it must've been devastating. Let me rather watch the Eighth Doctor in his conscientious objector role!

The MasterDoctor
The MasterDoctor

@MatthewGregoryBurns Yes, the audios are a legitimate format.  However, the audience those audios reach is miniscule in comparison to the audience the TV show reaches.  McGann deserves that TV audience and that large TV audience (the vast majority of which don't even know the audios exist) deserve to see McGann as the 8th Doctor in a TV series.  (I know I deserve it!  Hah!)

BJAMES
BJAMES

@Special Weapons Dalek He actually was reunited with his console (or a replica of it) at the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles a couple years back. You can probably search out some pics, there should be some on the convention website, and I believe there is also an interview he gave alongside it available on YouTube. He was actually turning knobs and dials, looking quite wistful and excited.

BeyondThePolice
BeyondThePolice

@Huknar  Or if Moffat wanted to use 8th's return for a dramatic finale, the next time the Doctor meets the Master he could show the Doctor's last battle with the Master before he was resurrected for the Time War and even create a parallel with the present-day fight.

DasManiac
DasManiac

You just described The Two Doctors.

PeterThompson
PeterThompson

@TonyHeaney Yeah and that's the problem - he's done so much for doctor who for a doctor that only had a small bit of screentime. I think he deserves more - the night of the doctor showed how great he is and the potential for more

Wimsey
Wimsey

@AlessandroArsuffi @DalekSupreme1  The problem with doing a series with either is that all of the Doctor's character development stems from his actions at the end of the Time War.  There isn't much point in developing a "pre-war" character for the Doctor, as it would basically couldn't be important later.  The other problem for Hurt, of course, is that the overall plot is preset by the Time War: and plots should be created for the character development telling the story; when you shoe-horn a story into an existing plot, it rarely works well.  




MaraBackman
MaraBackman

@The MasterDoctor @MatthewGregoryBurns Exactly. Big Finish and other spinoff-media is not a functional option for everybody, so television will always offer bigger exposure. I see potential in giving McGann a mini-series of his own, perhaps titled Eighth Doctor Adventures, so as to distinguish it from the ongoing show.

Creepy_Ghoul
Creepy_Ghoul

@RecycledCompanion @HuknarActually, the concept of the Doctor facing the same problem in multiple incarnations is also used in the comic "Prisoners of Time", of which I owe the first to volumes! 


P.S. YEY! RETURN OF GRACE HOLLOWAY!

Huknar
Huknar

@DasManiac  Temporal has it right. I was talking about two different periods of time. 

Temporal Tomato
Temporal Tomato

Nope, he just described Interference. They don't need to interact.

BJAMES
BJAMES

@Wimsey @AlessandroArsuffi@DalekSupreme1 Well said. But that wouldn't necessarily prohibit further "appearances" by the "War Doctor" in the literary form. They have already gone back and told some of the tales of the Eleventh Doctor's time on Trenzalore, so perhaps they could go back and tell some tales set during the Time War with either the Hurt or McGann Doctors. There still might be some possibilities as to exactly how the Hurt Doctor got to where he was in TDOTD. Or to how the McGann Doctor got to TNOTD. It wouldn't be the same as more televised stories, but it could be interesting.

VictoriaLynnStrickland
VictoriaLynnStrickland

Unfortunately, FOX still owns the rights to the Grace Holloway character. Why, I have no clue but, there it is.

Creepy_Ghoul
Creepy_Ghoul

@mrpaddy1984 I'm (hopefully) meeting Colin Baker in april. I'm going to ask if he knows a place in Belgium where they sell audiobooks! I SO WANT THEM!

mrpaddy1984
mrpaddy1984

That'll be "Project Lazarus". Which I highly recommend to anyone, a very novel take on the multi-Doctor story.

Creepy_Ghoul
Creepy_Ghoul

@Huknar @DasManiacDidn't they do something like that on the audios? I remember reading about a story featuring Colin and Sylvester that seemed to go like that. But again, I can be wrong!

BJAMES
BJAMES

@Temporal_Tomato Ah, someone familiar with the BBC Books Eighth Doctor Adventures I see. I did quite like that one, or two, as it turned out.