Saturday, 13 April 2013

The 8th Doctor Returns in 50th Anniversary Celebrations

The above image shows Paul McGann protraying the 8th Doctor in The Cyber Seas of Rhye/The Cyberlords of Time, where the Doctor meets Horatio Hornblower and David Tennant also features in a flashforward sequence on the Cybermen's viewscreen.
I wanted to confirm rumours that the 8th Doctor will be returning as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations in The Cottling Mystery, the title of an episode that will be released in 2013 to mark the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who.

The BBC have brought back the 8th Doctor(Paul McGann) in a series of canonical adventures and although, a lot of money has been saved through reusing bits from other Doctor Who episodes eg. Dalek Scenes in The Parting of the Ways but with new voices in The Time War- the series still brings back the 8th Doctor and utilises the fact that it has been made after his doctor to make future references like those in The Cyberlords of Time but these are still official episodes and now the 8th Doctor has returned-you could say that the current doctors are Paul McGann and Matt Smith.The series is called Season26B and includes one of my favourite Doctor Who episodes,which is entitled The Time War, featuring the 8th Doctor's regeneration and is available here, because it is set between Series 26 and Series 27.

Not only have adventures already been broadcast on the web but the series is still continuing with new episodes coming every year and this means that Paul McGann will return as the 8th Doctor in the 50th Anniversary year(2013) in The Cottling Mystery as part of the celebrations and even though it isn't that likely he will appear in the special that will star David Tennant,Matt Smith, Billie Piper and Jenna Louise Coleman this is still great news for those, who wanted to see more than just a mere 60 minutes of Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor.Some of the stories in the series rival new Doctor Who, with returns of the Cybermen,Daleks,Destroyer and Trickster amongst many others.

I wanted to make this post because the BBC's production of these new online episodes that are high quality,not animated,not audio or text limited and not black and white hasn't been very well recognised and only a limited number of people watch them and I would appreciate it if you liked their page  on Facebook for all the hard work Steve Pearson,Dan Armitage and other people have done on this project, which is done on the behalf of the BBC.

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