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Sylvester McCoy Wants To Reprise DOCTOR WHO Role In 2013

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Doctor Who's fiftieth anniversary in 2013 is fast approaching, and former star Sylvester McCoy wants to give the fans what many of them have been wanting since the series revival:  a multi-Doctor story.  He also says long dead actors such as William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, and Jon Pertwee could be resurrected using computer generated versions of them.  CG technology could also be used to de-age the surviving Doctors who are now much older than they were when they appeared on the show.

"They've got such imaginations, they could do anything," he said.

"Would I do it? Yes, I'd be delighted to," said the actor when asked if he would consider reprising his most famous role.

"I am a part of it, it hasn't ever gone away and I celebrate the 21st Century Doctors," he continued - a reference to his successors Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith.

"It would be fascinating with all the technology if they could bring back Jon Pertwee and William Hartnell.

"That would be amazing - and I bet they could do it if they wanted to."

The 67-year-old Scot also joked that technology could be used to "make us thin again".

I'm not convinced the show would have the budget to spend so much money that they could give us believable CG versions of the older Doctors.  Maybe they'd spend more on such things if they did it as a standalone special.  They recast Hartnell for "The Five Doctors", and it worked well enough.  If they can convincingly recast actors the way they pulled it off in that instance, maybe that would be a more realistic route.  It's nice to hear McCoy talking so candidly about it.  And with Paul McGann's sudden public wardrobe change, I have a feeling something is most likely happening here.

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