Bouncy Castle wrote:Poor sod.
Yeah. Most hated Doctor of the TV series, lost his son to SIDS, got fired from the role, and supposedly, according to Gary Downie (one of the men named and shamed by Richard Marson, incidentally), Colin Baker's then wife Liza Goddard was involved with Michael Grade at the time when Baker got fired. Whether the latter is true or not, I dunno. But Baker didn't deserve that sh**. And he doesn't deserve this sh**, either. Hell, he even got idiots asking about Jimmy Savile, simply because he appeared on an episode of Jim'll Fix It
. He's the only Doctor actor I have met (to date, though that will change in a few weeks), and he's a great guy and a nice guy.
I saw that cover and my first thought was that Colin Baker was somehow involved. The fact that he's wearing such a brightly coloured costume tends to make him stand out in the photo. I suspect it was deliberate. Had they just shown a picture of Turner, most people wouldn't have know who he was and probably the story wouldn't have taken off like this.
Funny, considering that JNT was in the habit of wearing Hawaiian shirts all the bloody time.
It could well have been deliberate. Who knows how the minds of the gutter press run? Well, stupid question, really. What's the saying? "If it bleeds, it leads", and no Doctor has bled under the media spotlight more than Colin Baker. They probably chose him because his Doctor was the least liked on TV.
I've lived for over 2000 years, and not all of them were good ones. I've made many mistakes. And it's about time I did something about that.
-The Twelfth Doctor, Doctor Who: Deep Breath