Selfish or Selfless Doctor?

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Hello listeners of The Legend of Traveling Tardis, we know the Doctor Lies; but is he “Selfish”?

It seems Colin Baker, by his own words, is sorry that he did not shoot a “Regeneration” scene for his fans.

Colin, as the Sixth Doctor, had a short run on the series (31 episodes) and at the end never was able to pass the torch to its Seventh Doctor in a complete regeneration scene.  During his run from 1984-1986 Colin was us against BBC One’s controller Michael Grade dislike of him.  Michael Grade, who was outspoken about his dislike for Doctor Who, only agreed to recommission the show if Colin was replaced.

At a BFI event Colin explains his side of the story and his feeling on the situation:

“This was in November and that would take place the following March/April… I wasn’t going to commit myself to two weeks work the next March/April… and I’ll be honest, I was hacked off. I saw no reason to be nice to them.”

“I forgot about you [the fans] – sorry. I was being brutally selfish at the time and I just felt annoyed. Because I loved that part… and I thought I had more to offer.”

After this story was published in “Radio Times”, a tweet from Colin’s co-star Nicola Bryant voicing her opinion of how Morgan Jeffery is a twister of words.  That he took the story out of context and wanted to let him know her feelings on this topic.

What do you the fans think?  Now’s your chance for the complete run of Season 23 will be released on Blu-ray on 7th October and is available for pre-order now on Amazon .co.uk.  After viewing you decide if Colin was selfish or was he selfless.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Who-Collection-Season-Blu-ray/dp/B07T1CZLX6/

Plus an added bonus for this this weekend you can get to download and save on twelve of Colin’s “Big Finish” dramas.  Follow the links below for this deal is going fast:

https://www.bigfinish.com/offers/v/sixie19 and enter code COLIN for access to all these incredible special offers.

From all of us here at The Legend of The Traveling Tardis and hope that you do not see selfishness here; but selflessness in the face of other views on someone playing as part in a fantasy world.  That we may regret our judgments and decisions, but in the long run we had our reason for why and that things in life sometimes are Wibbly Wobble Timey Wimey.

By: Felicia Ann McNamara aka Gadget

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