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Doctor Who: The Last Day Ends The 7th Doctor’s Story, With a Problem
The classic series was unceremoniously cancelled – unofficially – in 1989 with Sylvester McCoy's third season as the Seventh Doctor Now Big Finish will be bringing out a box set of audio dramas that at least features his final adventures before the 1996 TV movie where he regenerated into Paul McGann. "Doctor Who – The Seventh[...]
Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Bonnie Langford
Or whether we will be getting the return of The Common Men. Photo by Rich Johnston On the Sunday, it was Bonnie Langford's turn to get the big line, and she also joined Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy on stage, her two Doctors from playing the companion Mel in the eighties and recently returning to The Giggle[...]
Doctor Who: Redeeming Mel, One of the Most Unappreciated Companions
The latest example is Melanie Bush, played by Bonnie Langford, who was the Sixth Doctor's (Colin Baker) final companion and the Seventh Doctor's (Sylvester McCoy) first companion She might be the most underrated and under-appreciated companion of the classic series. Bonnie Langford as Mel Bush in "Doctor Who", still: BBC Doctor Who Used to be Bad for[...]
Doctor Who: Kickstart An Alternate Universe Lost Doctor Annual!
This is your chance to kickstart exactly that: The Lost Doctor 2023 Annual! Doctor Who: The Lost Doctor Annual 2023 cover art Ken Campbell really did audition for Doctor Who when Colin Baker was dropped from the show in the mid-1980s, but his take on The Doctor reportedly creeped the hell out of the producers, and the[...]
Doctor Who: Companions Leaving are Sad Endings We Take for Granted
Sylvester McCoy recently revealed in an interview that the producers weren't even going to bother to write a farewell scene for Mel (Bonnie Langford), and he had to fight them to get one You'd think a farewell scene was obligatory Modern showrunners know that now because television storytelling has shifted – shows are founded on[...]
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Davies – because who wouldn't want to get a message from RTD on their special day? But Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy had some bigger news to announce on his 80th birthday – Film Stories is set to bring MCoy's life story to the big screen – in his own words – with Sylvester: Who's The[...]
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In this case, it's about celebrating the 80th birthday of Sylvester McCoy – our Seventh Doctor – and that's exactly what RTD did in a video message shared by McCoy's social media account. Image: BBC Here's a look at RTD giving McCoy the love & respect he deserves for holding down the role and keeping the franchise[...]
Doctor Who: Patrick Troughton Gets Historical Blue Plaque
The event was attended by former cast members, including Sylvester McCoy, who played the Seventh Doctor, Sophie Aldred, who played Ace, Frazer Hines, who played the Second Doctor's companion, Jamie McCrimmon; Carole Ann Ford, who played the First Doctor's granddaughter, Susan; Hugh Fraser, Michael Jayston, and director Graeme Harper along with Troughton's children Joanna and Michael. McCoy tweeted a photo[...]
Doctor Who: Sequel to The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot was Rejected
The latter was a comedy spoof where Davison and fellow former Doctors Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and even Paul McGann got miffed about not being written into the 50th anniversary special and conspired to sneak on the set and appear in the show Now with the 60th Anniversary looming, Davison revealed he pitched a sequel[...]
Doctor Who: How Dragonfire Planted Seeds for the Modern Show
Sylvester McCoy's first season as The Doctor was much maligned as childish and silly, but it is getting re-evaluated by fans who are finding things to like about it Things began to change with the final story in the Seventh Doctor's first series, "Dragonfire." Still from "Doctor Who: Dragonfire," BBC "Dragonfire" was Doctor Who at its most[...]
Doctor Who  Once and Future: Audio Drama Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Big Finish marks the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who with a mammoth eight-part full-cast audio drama series beginning in May 2023. Doctor Who: Once and Future stars Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, and David Tennant, with dozens more guest casts still to be revealed. Image: Big Finish Screencap "There will never come a[...]
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One of the first to go public with their well-wishes and show of support was the Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, who posted a video welcoming Ncuti into the "Doctor Who Club" while wishing him well against some of the Doctor's worst enemies (especially the critics) and expressing his excitement at having "another Scot" leading the[...]
Doctor Who: “Castrovalvia” Supercut Revisits Peter Davison’s Debut
This made her the perfect companion to the increasingly manipulative Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) who became her mentor She got to beat up a Dalek with a baseball bat! She had a complete arc during her two seasons on the show where the Doctor forced her to confront her issues with her mother and what[...]
Doctor Who: Paradise Towers is Another
It was Sylvester McCoy's first season as the Seventh Doctor and the ratings were dropping, the budget had been reduced and in hindsight, it was the beginning of the end of the show The second story of the season, "Paradise Towers" was often picked out for its cheap look and reputedly cheesy script, but it[...]
Doctor Who: Best of Series 2 Video Brings Back the Show’s Heights
Ever wanted to see the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) team up with the 4th Doctor (Tom Baker)? A team-up between the 5th (Peter Davison), 6th (Colin Baker), and 7th Doctors (Sylvester McCoy)? Leela (Louise Jameson) and Romana (Lalla Ward) working together on Gallifrey before and during the Time War? Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) hopping between[...]
Doctor Who: Season 24, the 7th Doctor’s Debut, Coming to Blu-Ray
Sylvester McCoy's first season as the Seventh Doctor, which featured Bonnie Langford as companion Mel Bush and introduced Sophie Aldred as Ace, is coming to Blu-ray and DVD with the Season 24 boxset Apparently one of the most reviled seasons of Doctor Who, season 24 actually marked the arrival of script editor Andrew Cartmel, who[...]
Maisie Williams Stars In Creepy Trailer For The Owners, Out Sept. 4
As the three are stuck, Mary gets roped into being part of the group to help incapacitate the couple, Richard and Ellen Huggins, played by Sylvester McCoy and Rita Tushingham, respectively. The Owners Poster Unlikable Characters of The Owners Mary gets caught in the middle as an unwilling participant Her friends terrorize the couple before a crisis of[...]
Doctor Who: “Remembrance of the Daleks” is a Quintessential 7th Doctor Story
Today, we pick "Remembrance of the Daleks" as the quintessential 7th Doctor story. "Remembrance of the Daleks" finds the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and companion Ace (Sophie Aldred) landing in South London in 1963, shortly after the 1st Doctor left, to recover an artifact he originally left there as warring factions of Daleks arrive to fight over[...]
Jodie Whittaker & David Tennant: Doctors Stick Together
"But with Jodie Whittaker hot on his heels and a great showing for other recent Doctors like Peter Capaldi, it looks like fans also now hold other Time Lords close to their heart(s)." Here are the full numbers and results of the poll: David Tennant 10518 / 21% Jodie Whittaker 10423 / 21% Peter Capaldi 8897 / 18% Matt Smith[...]
Jodie Whittaker in "Doctor Who", BBC
When you watch past versions played by William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Paul McGann, and Sylvester McCoy and their deeply ambivalent interactions with Gallifrey takes on new meaning knowing their origin as the Timeless Child Chibnall has also introduced more unknown incarnations out there prior to the First[...]
Maisie Williams Tries to Rob the Wrong Doctor in The Owners
The film stars Maisie Williams, Sylvester McCoy, Jake Curran, Ian Kenny, Andrew Ellis, Rita Tushingham The director explains that the film is based on the Belgian graphic novel Une Nuit de pleine lune by Yves H. Credit: Top image is the Castle Talk logo The image is used with permission The lower image is the poster[...]
Doctor Who: "Survival", BBC
The end of the original Doctor Who series came in 1989, and the last supercut of the 7th Doctor's (Sylvester McCoy) stories The BBC has released a 20-minute cut-down of "Survival" on their YouTube channel Once again, it's a personal story for Ace (Sophie Aldred) He takes her back to her old neighborhood in Perivale[...]
Publicity still from Doctor Who: "The Curse of Fenric", BBC
This one is "The Curse of Fenric" from 1989, the 7th Doctor's (Sylvester McCoy) third and final season, and the old show's final season before it was unceremoniously canceled by the BBC. Ian Briggs Might be the Best Writer Doctor Who Ever had! Ian Briggs' script is perhaps the most inventive, multilayered, subversive, and complex in[...]
Maisie Williams Stars In Creepy Trailer For The Owners, Out Sept. 4
Williams stars along with Sylvester McCoy, Jake Curran, Ian Kenny, Andrew Ellis, and Rita Tushingham, with a script from Matthieu Gompel and Julius Berg Berg is also directing, as a group of robbers thinks they have found an amazing score in a house owned by an elderly couple Only when they come home early, a[...]
Doctor Who: An Incomplete Supercut of the Impenetrable “Ghost Light”
It was actually the last story filmed in Season 26, the final season of the old show and of course, Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred's final season It wasn't the final story of the season, though That was "Survival", the one that featured the furries – I mean – the werecat aliens. Doctor Who: "Ghost Light",[...]
DoctorWho" "Battlefield", BBC Studios
Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred at the height of their skills as The Doctor and Ace Alas, the flaws of the production played up the cheesiness that haters of the show always dismissed it for. Jean Marsh in Doctor Who: "Battlefield", BBC Studios But the story is full of big, swing-for-the-fences ideas that serve as a template[...]
Doctor Who cover from Big Finish
The production company began with some of the surviving leads like Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann in new audio dramas They have since expanded to include Tom Baker, John Hurt, David Tennant, David Bradley (as the First Doctor), and the cast of Torchwood.  With this many Doctors and other series, they're[...]
Ten Doctors are set to reunite for The Big Night In, courtesy of BBC Studios.
Actors Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker, and Jo Martin have recorded a special message for not only the NHS but also for all frontline workers in what is an unprecedented reunion for the long-running series. Ten Doctors are set to reunite for The[...]
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Where else are you going to find Tom Baker playing the 4th Doctor again in new stories with surviving cast members like Louise Jameson as Leela? Nostalgic for Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred as the 7th Doctor and Ace? Big Finish has you cover! Or new Torchwood stories that had the creative approval and input[...]