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3/07/2004 11:47:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon

March 7, 2004  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
Several reactions on today's article in the Sunday Times have come in. Colin Baker, speaking at the "Doctor Who and the Daleks" convention this weekend, said that the writer had misinterpreted his comments. According to Baker, what he said was that the new series should not be made solely to appeal to existing fans; however, he mentioned that the journalist's opening comments were akin to "Looks like the Doctor's going to be gay in this new series, doesn't it?" David Bickerstaff of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society, who was quoted in the piece, told participants of the Outpost Gallifrey forum today, "I now open the pages of The Sunday Times to find me being mis-quoted. The Doctor Who appreciation society is committed to promoting and enthusing, we are definately NOT the 'new foes', and I have every faith in Russell and his team. In fact I don't know where the reporter got the impression that DWAS was opposed to the new production team, I did nothing but sing their praises." (Thanks to Angus Kidman, David Bickerstaff)