Colin Baker really, really ain't a happy Time Lord about not being asked to be on Doctor Who’s upcoming 50th-anniversary special.
The British actor, who played the Sixth Doctor for three seasons between 1984 and 1986, spoke to Attractions Magazine and said:
“If I told you my lips were sealed, you’d know that I was in it, but my lips are not sealed and I’m not in it.”
“I can say that Peter isn’t because I’ve seen him recently. And I can tell you that Sylvester isn’t, and neither is Paul. So none of us have been deemed worthy of inclusion in a programme that celebrates 50 years of a British television programme, of which I was in it for three. But no, we are surplus baggage.”
Ouch! We'd never call the former Doctors "surplus baggage," as Baker puts it, but we do agree that it was a tad disappointing to learn that not more of the former Doctors would be appearing on the upcoming big 5-0 anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor.”
Baker also said of Peter Capaldi’s casting as the Twelfth Doctor: “He’s an actor who I’ve admired for years. And he’s a grownup! Not like these 12-year-olds we’ve had lately!”
And ouch again! We’re sure both David Tennant and Matt Smith (not sure if that includes Christopher Eccleston) appreciate the sentiment [insert sarcasm].
Have a look at the interview below:
What do you think of Colin Baker's strong sentiments about not being asked to be in Doctor Who's 50th-anniversary special?
(via Doctor Who TV)