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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Doctor Who: The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Sequel Production Update Revealed

Source: The Gallifrey Times
"What's the use of a good plot if you can't change it?" - Thankfully, this seems to be Peter Davison's guiding mantra.
Lead star Colin Baker has today confirmed the production status of the proposed follow-up to Peter Davison's beloved other 50th Anniversary Special, Doctor Who: The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. Directed by and starring Davison, the 30-minute video (which also featured Baker and The Hobbit's Sylvester McCoy) was an instant smash-hit with fans and will apparently be released as part of a 50th Anniversary Special Edition DVD and Blu-Ray box-set in the not too distant future.

That said, it transpires that rumours that a sequel to Five(ish) was already in production have been more than a little exaggerated. Speaking to Flicks and the City, Baker had the following sentiments to pass on: "All I know is when I last spoke to Peter the reaction to Five(ish) Doctors has been so positive that we discussed whether it was a good idea to do another one and we agreed that we didn't want to do one that was a pale imitation of the first. That would be anti-climactic. We have to come up with a really good idea first. There's a couple of possibilities floating around, but nothing is set in stone. Clearly doing one about the 51st Anniversary isn't going to be interesting. It's got to be about something else." Davison's decision not to immediately commission a sequel (although we're sure that the BBC wouldn't decline under any circumstances given Five(ish)'s success) earns him a good deal of credit in our books, despite the fact that the notion of seeing him reunite with Baker and McCoy for a secondary send-off does initially sound like televisual gold waiting to be uncovered.

Keep it On-Screen for all of the latest details on Doctor Who's visceral eighth season, which is set to première on BBC One and BBC America this August 23rd.

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