The series sets out to fill in ‘the lost era’ between Paul McGann’s eighth doctor, and Christpher Eccleston’s ninth doctor, with a brand-new previously unknown regeneration. The first episode features a pretty good Paul McGann look-alike playing the eighth (picking up where the comic books left off his story). At the end of the episode, he regenerates into ‘the forgotten doctor’ played by Jevocas Green.
The show is produced with an amateur budget, but as far as fan-productions go it’s a pretty decent. It really does feel like doctor who. Jevocas Green creates a character with subtleties of his own personality, that still feels like the same time-lord that we love.
It will be interesting to see how the 50th anniversary special ‘The Day of the Doctor’ will impact their storyline, especially with the introduction of John Hurt’s mysterious character.
The people behind ‘The Forgotten Doctor’ have their own project to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who. Their story – The Four Doctors – features the ninth, tenth and eleventh doctors, along with Rose Tyler and Amy Pond – all played by look-alike actors. This should be a whole lot of fun.
If you’re a fan of Doctor Who then you’re going to want to check out this series. I’ve only watched the first couple of episodes so far, but am looking forward to seeing more. Bring it on.
You can find The Forgotten Doctor at their youTube channel. The first episode is embedded below.