“Doctor Who” fans around the world were delighted to no end by “The Day of the Doctor,” which seemed to deliver on just about every single Whovian dream for the show’s 50th anniversary. One person is definitely not pleased with it, however. That man is the sixth Doctor, Colin Baker.
The former Time Lord is mad he wasn’t asked to appear on the special episode, even though fellow Doctor Tom Baker was. “I know Tom did it longer than anybody else and he’s the oldest Doctor but by asking him and not us, it makes you feel like a second class citizen,” he tells the Daily Mirror. He continues, “Peter Davison, the fifth Doctor, said way back that they were not going to have us in the special. At the time, we didn’t know that Tom was in it which was slightly irritating.”
Baker says he figured it would be “all or nothing” for returning Doctors, wishing he could have helped give something back to the fans for 50 years of the show. The beauty of the special is Colin did make an appearance, in a way. During a special scene, all former Doctors (and Peter Capaldi’s 13) are called upon to help save the day, using archive footage from the series.