Monday, August 26, 2013
Colin Baker Reads the Akhaten Speech at Fan Expo 2013
What, you didn't think Ol' Sixie was going to let his successor have all the fun, did you?
A couple of years ago at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy read from script for the episode "The Pandorica Opens" in order to give a Seventh Doctor spin on the now-famous scene where Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor boldly calls out the alliance of aliens swarming above Stonehenge in their spaceships. Well, now it's the Sixth Doctor's turn...whether you like it or not.
At this year's Fan Expo Canada comics, science-fiction and horror convention held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, former Doctor Who star Colin Baker was the featured guest at a Doctor Who panel on Sunday.
The 70-year-old actor was given a piece of Neil Cross' script for this year's episode "The Rings of Akhaten" to give a Sixth Doctor spin on another now-famous scene where Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor confronts Akhaten, a planet-sized parasitic creature, and attempts to overfeed it by offering it the vastness of his Time Lord memories.
The results are pure Colin, especially starting around the 1:38 mark. Here's the video found on YouTube, thanks to Chuck Kahn...