Past Doctors Call for Peter Jackson Episode

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The 7th Doctor aka Sylvester McCoy as Radagast The Brown in The Hobbit

Sylvester McCoy as Radagast The Brown in The Hobbit

Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann want to see a Peter Jackson Doctor Who episode become a reality.

The director of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit recently said he would work on the show with his only fee being a Dalek.

Speaking at the Lords of Time convention Baker said: “I could only think he would make an epic Doctor Who story. I would like to be cast, not as the Doctor, even if it’s inside a furry suit. Maybe I could be a villain.”

McCoy said: “He knows what he’s doing. If he was in charge of the budget he’d most likely want to film it on the moon and has the ability to do it. If he was using the resources of Weta they would make some amazing magic.

“It’s really exciting and would be great fun and Peter Jackson has been a fan of Doctor who for years. I have been told that he’s got my Doctor Who costume, he’s also got my Radagast the Brown costume and I’m hanging on to my own clothes because he’s not getting his hands on them I can tell you.”

McGann added: “I think he would be above trying to make anything trendy. The story would be strong. He would be ideal to make it he’s above the kind of pressure, who could lean on him. He would make the best thing we have seen.”

Nick Briggs meanwhile suggested The Rings of Akhaten and Hide writer Neil Cross to pen a Dalek script.

“Wouldn’t it be great? It would be fantastic. Peter Jackson is a fantastic director . . . I think it would have to have the Daleks in it.”