I have no time for people who compare the new Doctor Who episode to a Sylvester McCoy story like it’s a bad thing.
"I wonder sometimes if Doctor Who would lose some fans with a woman in the role. But we need more equality among the sexes because it isn’t there yet. We don’t give women enough credit. Women can be heroic in science fiction and can be intelligent, complex characters, of course. If the Doctor can change from looking like Colin Baker to looking like me and change yet again so he looks like the not-as-handsome Paul McGann, then turning into a woman doesn’t seem much stranger. It’d be interesting, and they should try it."
Sylvester McCoy - Doctor Who Celebrating Fifty Years A History by Alan Kistler (via oodwhovian)
"I was at a signing in a big store a couple of Christmases ago, and there was a group of children all coming up to chat to me and get autographs. Suddenly, one little girl, I looked at her, and she was terrified. Something behind me had frightened her. She was shaking. Real, utter terror. I looked round, and it was a Dalek! I stood up and said, ‘Don’t worry, I’m the Doctor, you’re safe with me.’ I didn’t do it for comedic effect. I did it for that little girl. I think it was the best piece of acting I’ve ever done."
HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THIS MAN
I’ve loved him for years and been right to do so. ;-)