Monday, August 26, 2013

Eccleston on 100th Anniversary

Christopher Eccleston sent a message to the BFI's screening celebrating the ninth Doctor.
I love the BFI. I love the Doctor and hope you enjoy this presentation. Joe Ahearne directed five of the 13 episodes of the first series. He understood the tone the show needed completely – strong, bold, pacy visuals coupled with wit, warmth and a twinkle in the performances. If Joe agrees to direct the 100th anniversary special, I will bring my sonic and a stair-lift and – providing the Daleks don’t bring theirs – I, the ninth Doctor, vow to save the universe and all you apes in it.
Christopher was famous for quitting Doctor Who after filming one season. He has also denied involvement in the 50th Anniversary. Perhaps part of his reason for lack of involvement has been that Ahearne has not directed any more episodes. If so, perhaps he could be coaxed back for the 60th Anniversary (I doubt he'll survive to the 100th) by promises of Ahearne directing.

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