Davison, Baker, McCoy and Many More Reunite for The Five(ish) Doctors

Posted: November 25, 2013 by Sam in Short Films, Television
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The Fiveish Doctors

Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Peter Davison

Have you had enough Doctor Who yet? That’s what I thought. Well, if you noticed a distinct lack of other actors who’ve played The Doctor featured in the 50th Anniversary, fear not for Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy have heard your psychic prayers and have provided Whovians everywhere with the perfect companion to “Day of the Doctor”. The Five(ish) Doctors follows Davison, Baker, and McCoy as they try to get the attention of Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat so they can appear in the 50th special. Unfortunately, it seems that Moffat (Sir-Very-Much-Appearing-In-This-Special) is a bit busy…doing other things that aren’t playing with Doctor Who action figures and won’t return their repeated calls. Undeterred, the three decide to sneak on to the set and find a way into the special.

If “Day of the Doctor” managed to pack 50 years of Who lore – more or less – into a two-hour tv movie, The Five(ish) Doctors manages to cover everything else. This is truly a celebration of Doctor Who with Davison, Baker, and McCoy poking fun at the franchise and at themselves in an entertaining half hour that includes cameo after cameo after cameo from actors who’ve been featured in the show like Paul McGann, Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, and one Mr. John Barrowman, as well as their respective families. Sean Pertwee, son of Third Doctor John Pertwee, as well as David Troughton, son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, appear along with Baker’s daughters and Davison’s sons and daughter, Georgia Tennant, David Tennant’s wife and producer of the short. There are also cameos from famous friends like Peter Jackson, Sir Ian McKellan, and one towards the end that I won’t tell you about. You’ll just have to watch for yourself.

For as big as Doctor Who has become, it was only fitting that one movies couldn’t cover everything that fans wanted to see. Thankfully some previous incarnations of The Doctor found a solution to the problem. Naturally.

You can watch the full video here.



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