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Articles Tagged 'The Eighth Doctor'

The Three Doctors

Brit Binge: The Many Moods of the Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’

As the new season of Doctor Who approaches, fans are wondering what kind of Doctor will emerge from the TARDIS. We’re being promised a darker, less chummy Doctor, but also a hugely enthusiastic and energetic one. Mind you, he’ll have to work hard if he wants to beat some of the emotional extremes of his […]

Paul McGann’s Eight Doctor audition

What Whovians Can Learn From Paul McGann’s Audition Tape

Yesterday, as part of the DVD package for the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie, a section of Paul McGann’s audition tape for the role of the Eighth Doctor was put online. It’s a fascinating video for lots of reasons, not the least of which is his absolute and clear suitability for the part. You can […]

Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor

‘Doctor Who’: A Companion To The Eighth Doctor

Assuming we can only take what happens on the TV screen as canon, the Eighth Doctor is defined as much by his absence as his presence. He only appears once, in the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie, the script of which takes a few liberties with Whovian reality. After this, when the Doctor is next […]

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams: The (Cartoon) Doctor That Never Was

Here’s a story that, while not part of Doctor Who canon, introduces a bizarre possibility to a fictional realm that is already well served with bizarre possibilities. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin: In 2003, there was no appreciable sign that Doctor Who would ever return to its TV glory days. There was no […]

Morbius, in ‘The Brain of Morbius’

11 One-Off Characters from ‘Doctor Who’ That Deserve a Comeback

Note: some of these characters do appear in subsequent novelizations, comic books and audiobooks, but there is debate about whether they are part of the canon of Doctor Who fact, so we’ll stick to the TV stories to confirm whether they count as one-offs or not. The Toymaker (“The Celestial Toymaker”) A long shadow has […]

The Eighth Doctor

‘Doctor Who’: How To Announce A New Doctor (Part 2)

We left off yesterday with the arrival of the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, in 1987, and then, just as things were looking promising, we went mysteriously quiet. It just seemed like the right thing to do. Here’s how CNN announced the arrival of the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, in 1996: But as this was a […]