Monday, 14 March 2011

Paul McGann's new costume mystery?


Sorry for the unscheduled blog. I'm thinking I'm a little behind the times on this one but I only just found out. This is Paul McGann's new Doctor costume and sonic screwdriver design premiered at Armageddon, Auckland, New Zealand last October.


New wooden sonic screwdriver.

The new design consists of a blue leather navy jacket not a millions miles away from Christopher Eccelston's black leather jacket, and the sonic screwdriver has a wooden finish and is designed and created by WETA.

More importantly though why has this new get-up been created? Apparently Paul McGann was never fond of the costume or wig from the 1996 TV Movie. As the movie is the only photographic material for use it could have been created for use in upcoming Big Finish Doctor Who Eighth Doctor Audio Adventures. But they have been running since January 2007 so why would you wait nearly 4 years to create new images for an audio series. Presumably any new images could be created using photoshop software anyway.

So, why this new costume design? Could it be because Paul McGann's Doctor could be returning to the new series? It's the fiftieth anniversary coming up in 2013 maybe he could make his return then...

If anyone has any ideas, or knowledge or just speculation please post here...

5 comments:

tigerna9 said...

Oh faint and go to heaven! Paul Mcgann returning? Please!

Cory Gross said...

It's odd that McGann doesn't like the look of the Eighth Doctor, since he rocked that look so well! It was a little stereotypical, insofar as trying to make him look as Victorian and British-Timetravellery, but I thought it suited him perfectly. Or he suited it. Whichever.

I suppose the new look would work for a warrior in the Time War. It's still too bad.

Brian said...

The 50th anniversary is coming in 2013.

4th__Dimension said...

Thanks Brian. Fixed that now. Ta.

greendalek said...

He's channeling his Inner Eccelston.  --grin--  No, seriously, that is a Doctor who's about to encounter the full-on horror of the Time War.  Looks great!