It’s typical of fans that Outpost Gallifrey stays online when Doctor Who was announced as returning, when Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper were cast, when the Dalek deal was negotiated and after the exciting premiere and huge ratings. Yet it goes down now as thousands panic over Eccleston’s decision to do only one series.
Christopher Eccleston is a brilliant actor who has launched the new series into a fantastic future. We have 12 brand new episodes in this series left to enjoy, plus a 60 minute Christmas Special. And then we get a second series, with a new doctor aided by the magnificent Rose. It’s common knowledge that even Tom Baker wound down as his reign went on, Chris will be leaving on a high and will be remembered for his great performance. Yes, I’d have liked to see him do a 2nd series, but please, regeneration has happened before in much more difficult circumstances.
Phew – now I can get back to speculating over the 10th Doctor. David Tennant seems the favourite so far, but in the world of Doctor Who, anything can happen…!