Paul McGann: “We can always come back”

Paul McGann may not be appearing in the 50th anniversary special, but he is still hopes that the Eighth Doctor will return to TV some day. While speaking about The Day of the Doctor, McGann told Flicks and the City:

“I was a bit dismayed because I always wanted to be in a 3D anything — even like Jaws 3D! I’d love to have been in any old rubbish. So I was bit gutted when I heard that’s what it was going to be like.

“There’s no McCoy… there’s no, you know… we’re not in it. Nor are we in the Christmas special let me tell you. I don’t think so anyway! Not unless they are going to shoot it next week.”

He also added:

“There’s all kind of rumours and counter-rumours and everything doing the rounds. One gets tired trying to refute things on Twitter and the like. Take it from me, I’m not in it.”

However, he does hope to return one day:

“The thing about Doctor Who of course is that if not now, then maybe some other time. That’s the beauty of it. We can always come back.”

McGann also commented on Peter Capaldi’s casting: “I think it’s in great hands… and hopefully he’ll swear like a trooper, like Malcolm Tucker!”

Watch the full interview below:

Whovians can create their own Daleks at museum exhibit

The National Media Museum is going to be invaded by Doctor Who fans. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the museum is opening up its doors for Doctor Who Family Fun.

The exhibition will be a host of activities for Whovians of all ages. Visitors will be able to create a light-up TARDIS, a moving Dalek, or make their own Doctor Who monster to take home with them. The exhibit will also feature a behind-the-scenes film showing how Doctor Who is made.

The episode ‘Nightmare in Silver’, featuring Matt Smith taking on the Cybermen, will also be shown for visitors.

The whole family will be able to participate in a Doctor Who trivia while the children are making their own monsters.

The museum’s learning program coordinator Elaine Richmond said: “We hope families will join us this half term to help keep the Museum from the clutches of the dreaded Daleks. We’re very excited about this event and promise a lot of Doctor Who-themed fun and activities in anticipation of the 50th anniversary episode next month.”

The Doctor Who Family Fun takes place at the National Media Museum, Bradford from October 26 to November 3.

Former Doctor, Paul McGann Stirs Up More 50th Anniversary Rumors

It must be getting old really quick for Paul McGann to have to deny rumors about making an apperance in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, but it doesn’t help that the majority of these rumors come directly from his personal Twitter feed.

Last night, Whovian excitement was stirred up with a tweet from the McGann himself saying: “Spent forty minutes this pm having to imitate Matt Smith’s dramatic delivery in VO. You have been warned….”

However, he quickly followed up the tweet with an explanation: “I should explain. It was by way of an aural experiment to find out how similar we might sound. We didn’t. And he’s better looking too.”

McGann already denied involvement when asked directly: “No, I’m not in the 50th, though plenty of beautiful and talented people are.”

Guess we’ll have to wait 50 days until we know for sure…

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