i’m scared that the lack of Actual Eight Face means that they’re gonna replace him and have John Hurt as Old Eight. i’m very apprehensive about the whole John Hurt thing really
Ah gosh, yeah, that’s true…… mmmmmmmmmyeah that would be too far. John Hurt as alt. Doctor or ninth Doctor, pushing the others back a regeneration? OK I guess… But John Hurt as the eighth Doctor? No. TOO FAR. Utter outrage. Why wouldn’t you just get PMcG back for that? He’s great! He’s a total dreamboat also!! Actually, it’s weird, Six and Eight didn’t get their faces on screen AT ALL but all the other classic Doctors got proper cameos… All I can think is that maybe because Eight only had the one movie there wasn’t enough footage they could cut into the episode so they just had to use a body double…? Either that or they said “Paul McGann, I know you are busy with secretly filming for the 50th anniversary as the main character, but can you do this walk-past for us?” and he said “no, sorry, I’m scheduled to do an in-costume backflip off Big Ben at midnight tonight, onto the back of a dragon” and they said “of course, we understand” and that was how it happened. And the BBC & DW producers/show-runners have been so unpleasant to Colin Baker across the years that he refused them access to any clips of him, and stood outside Steven Moffat’s office in Doctor costume waving and smiling as they tried frantically to sort it all out. I accept this to be so.