It’s pretty much a given that we won’t be seeing Christopher Eccleston in the 100th anniversary episode of Doctor Who. Still, Christopher Eccleston is ready should things fall in line. At the BFI celebration of the Ninth Doctor, this message from Eccleston was read.
I love the BFI. I love the Doctor and hope you enjoy this presentation. Joe Ahearne directed five of the 13 episodes of the first series. He understood the tone the show needed completely – strong, bold, pacy visuals coupled with wit, warmth and a twinkle in the performances, missus.
If Joe agrees to direct the 100th anniversary special, I will bring my sonic and a stair-lift and – providing the Daleks don’t bring theirs – I, the ninth Doctor, vow to save the universe and all you apes in it.
There you have it. Eccleston clearly has a sense of humor, and it’s nice to see Nine get some credit for getting Doctor Who off the ground again – though, it would have been even nicer if he took part in the 50th.