On the 5th and 6th of July I had the pleasure to attend the Doctor Who: Timewarp convention in Weston-super-Mare. With a guest list including Colin Baker, Wendy Padbury, Sarah Sutton, Katy Manning, Louise Jameson, Nicola Bryant, Deborah Watling, Mark Strickson and many more, I had an extremely enjoyable weekend.
All the cast were very excited about Big Finish releases which they have upcoming and were happy to share a selection of interesting stories! For example, Sarah Sutton and Mark Strickson told the interesting story of the fact that at the official 50th Anniversary convention last year, there were three green rooms. The first had all the companions from the shows history, the second held the Doctors and the third housed Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman. When Sarah [Sutton] met Peter Davison later that day they resolved to complain and everyone found themselves in one big green room the next day.
Will Thorp (Toby Zed, The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit) said he would love to return to the show as Toby Zed as we ‘never actually saw him die’.
Meanwhile, a chat with Colin Baker led to me finding out that he’s a fan of Matt Smith’s Doctor and would suggest that Christopher Eccleston is his new series favourite. He is also looking forward to seeing Peter Capaldi in the role of the Doctor and hopes he will bring a darker side to the role…
Colin will get to find out with everyone else when Series 8 premieres with Deep Breath on the 23rd of August 2014.