Ecleston is actually a really good example I think of modern sterriotypes in
films gone so far.
modern heroes need anxt so he had that. Modern heroes need to be gruff so he
had that, Modern heroes need to not care so he had that. Modern heroes need
to not stand out in what they where and look like they belong on the street
so he had that.
My mum, who watched Dr. who back in the 1960's and really liked the
grandfatherly first doctor was appauled at ecleston, she actually went on
something of a social wrant about how in the past a wise if slightly grumpy
old man was considdered note worthy, and now a thick as a brick fellow in
Then, Ecleston himself leaves the series after only 13 episodes "because he
didn't want to get type cast!" type cast? this is dr. who for goodness sake!
other than poor Paul mcgan, who was given the very horrible 1996 fox tv
movie as his ownly tv appearence (a shame because he's a great doctor, and
that is really shown in the big finish audios he's done), ecleston is
actually the shortest serving doctor with fewest appearences.
About the best thing Ecleston did for the series was leave! ;D.
Beware the Grue!
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