Monday 10 August 2020

Christopher Eccleston as Doctor Who for Big Finish

Fantastic news for fellow Whovians. Christopher Eccleston (The A Word) is reprising the role of Doctor Who, for the first time in 15 years, for a new set of audio adventures from Big Finish.

Speaking about his return to the role, Eccleston said: “After 15 years, it will be exciting to revisit the Ninth Doctor’s world, bringing back to life a character I love playing.”

Eccleston was the first actor to play Doctor Who when the series returned to television screens, under the auspices of then showrunner Russell T Davies, in 2005. He brought an edginess to the role as exemplified in Dalek. I empathised, in a way I never had before, with the titular Time Lord's post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Eccleston and Matt Smith's regenerations left me emotionally bereft and I can't wait to hear Eccleston. Between ourselves, I haven't heard any Big Finish audiobooks. Then again, I haven't seen every available episode of classic Doctor Who. Sometimes it's good knowing there's things you've yet to experience. You know?

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