Number of posts : 1848 Registration date : 2007-07-16
Subject: 50th Anniversary Behind the Scenes interview Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:49 pm
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-11-23/steven-moffat-finally-reveals-why-john-hurt-replaced-christopher-eccleston-in-the-doctor-who-50th-anniversary-special This turned out surprisingly well given that it was even more hectic than I imagined. We dodged a solo Clara anniversary special!
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Subject: Re: 50th Anniversary Behind the Scenes interview Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:43 pm
Without the War Doctor they would have had to kill off another incarnation of the Doctor for Christmas 2013 so Matt Smith could get the anniversary regeneration cycle. Not sure if it was ever decided if 10th's hand debacle was going to count, until they needed it to count so the anniversary would be just an extra little bit special.