On the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who, the comics will be able to celebrate in a way the TV series cannot. Eccleston’s departure from the series on bad terms following his depiction of the Doctor has been known for a long time. Fans were left wondering if the Ninth Doctor would ever return to live-action? Meanwhile, David Tennant announced his comeback as the Tenth Doctor for the 50th anniversary.
Eccleston Has Confirmed That He Won’t Return, Revealed During A Panel At Dragon Con
Christopher Eccleston firmly indicated that he would not return for the 60th anniversary, as he revealed that his relationship with writer Russell T. Davies fell apart during the filming of the first season.
Although This Opens Up The Door For Comics To Honour 60th Anniversary In A Way That Has Never Been Done Before!
However, Doctor Who comics have taken advantage of this to honour the 60th anniversary and outshine the actual series with a crossover involving all of the Doctors, including the Ninth. Several Doctors have teamed up with each other in the Titans comics throughout the years, so this isn’t new terrain for expanded media. The continuous title, like the Big Finish stories, offers an alternate vision of the franchise, with a far wider scale than the show at times.
The Comics Might Spin It’s Own Epic Tale
Despite the fact that multiple incarnations of the Doctor are unable to meet paths owing to real-world circumstances, comics may commemorate the 60th anniversary with their own epic tale. Fans have been left wanting more as Christopher Eccleston only played the Doctor in live-action for one season. While fans’ expectations for a 60th anniversary special are unlikely to be met in the foreseeable future, comics can be woven into a variety of cross-media projects.
The Series Have Limitation, But Not Comics And Novels!
Doctor Who’s audio dramas, novels, and comics, among other things, have the opportunity to tie together, which is another example of something the programme is not allowed to accomplish. Because the BBC is in charge of the show and is a public service broadcaster, there are some limitations in this area. While Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor is unlikely to appear in the 60th anniversary special of Doctor Who, comic book writers and illustrators still have an opportunity to satisfy fans’ fantasies.