The past few weeks have been a veritable who’s who of actors being announced for guest star spots on the new season of Doctor Who. David Warner (TIME BANDITS, TRON, STAR TREK VI, TITANIC), Liam Cunningham (FIRST KNIGHT, CLASH OF THE TITANS, Game Of Thrones), Dougray Scott (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2, ENIGMA), Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG1) Michael McShane (ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES, CLERKS, SPAWN) and most recently Dame Diana Rigg (The Avengers, ON HER MAJESTIES SECRET SERVICE, Mystery!) and her daughter Rachael Stirling (SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, CENTURIAN).
And now, there’s rumors circulating that MAY be more than rumors, that Tom Baker will be returning to the show for the 50th anniversary.
Ordinarily we’d write it off as “yeah, right”, BUT STV’s website had a report saying:
“Former Time Lord Tom Baker will return to ‘Doctor Who’ to mark the show’s 50th anniversary. The 78-year-old actor, who played The Doctor from 1974 to 1981 on BBC One’s iconic sci-fi drama, is being lined up to reprise his role in 2013. A ‘Doctor Who’ insider told The Daily Express: ”It will be fitting to have Tom back to mark the 50 years. He was a big part of the show’s success and is much-loved by the fans.”
Check out the full article here.
The interesting part here is STV is reporting something reported by The Daily Express, who claims to have gotten the info from a “Doctor Who insider”. It may be something, or it may be nothing. If something, I would love to be kept in the dark until the credit sequence of that episode runs across my tv screen. But I’d also love to be barraged with a series of announcements over the next few weeks confirming all the remaining Doctors are coming back. Until then… who knows?