Jorpho wrote:Why did Eccleston have to be such a party pooper? Filming 12 episodes couldn't have been that traumatic, could it?
Does seem odd.
I mean Tom Baker refused to be in The Five, but I mean he had had 8 years of it, 173 episodes.
Eckythump could have asked for quite a tidy sum of money for basically a cameo, you'd think.
But he does speak of it all with some disdain. I saw him in interview a year ago asked about Matt Smith as The Doctor, and he said, "I've seen Matt on stage, I've not seen as the Doctor, but I've seen him on stage, he's an excellent actor."
As others have noted, he couldn't have been much involved in the Time Wars, as it's clear he regenerated shortly before the events of Rose. So it was always going to be McGann, or someone new.
Still, he might be tricking us all and actually pop up in TDOTD.