The Sci-Fi blog Den Of Geek have written a post speculating on which historical [[Doctor Who (TV Series)|Doctor Who]] characters should return during Stephen Moffat’s reign as showrunner.
One of the interesting items on their list is Paul McGann’s 8th Doctor, whose only outing was a television movie in 1996. When conceiving the show’s revival in 2005, Russell T Davies counted this incarnation of The Doctor as a legitimate part of his regeneration cycle. This – and the fact that between McGann’s Doctor and Christopher Ecclestone’s lies the “Last Great Time War”, possibly the most intriguing part of Who-lore since it resulted in the destruction of Gallifrey.
A potential one-off episode between McGann, Ecclestone, [[David Tennant|Tennant]] and new Doctor [[Matt Smith]] would be excellent, wouldn’t it? Especially since you wouldn’t actually know what to expect from McGann’s Doctor.
Anyway, here’s DoG’s wishlist for returning characters:
- ‘Historical’ Torchwood characters
- The Valyard
- Death’s Head
- Raston Warrior Robot
- Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer
- The 8th Doctor
Naturally, there are some characters in there that I had never heard of. The Valyard (look him up) sounds particularly interesting, since he appears to be a later incarnation of [[The Doctor (Doctor Who)|The Doctor]]. And some of the other characters would definitely benefit from modern special effects to bring them ‘properly’ to life.
I notice no mention has been made of The Rani, another enemy of the Doctor, fellow Gallifreyan and some-time accomplice of The Master. Certainly, The Doctor could use some more characters from the old home planet, couldn’t he?
Just wondering if there are any other vintage Doctor Who characters who should return – what do other members of the group think?