The 7th Dr Who – Sylvester McCoy

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Newcastle Film and Comic Con

Sylvester McCoy talks about keeping the galaxy turning as Dr Who ….

McCoy became the Seventh Doctor after taking over the lead role in Doctor Who in 1987 from Colin Baker. He remained on the series until it finished in 1989, ending with Survival (see List of Doctor Who serials). As Baker declined the invitation to film the regeneration scene, McCoy briefly wore a wig and appeared, face-down, as the 6th Doctor. He played the Doctor in the 1993 charity special Dimensions in Time, and again in 1996, appearing in the beginning of the Doctor Who television movie starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor.

Fun, fresh, vibrant and just a wee bit nutty…..but Sylvester runs a bit deeper than first impressions.