Danny Fullbrook wrote:I always feel sorry for McCoy. The poor man came at a time where the flare for Doctor Who was drying up. I don't believe he failed, I just feel he was let down by writers.
Colin Baker gets similar treatment as he was sacked.
Just my opinion of course, but I think McCoy would have been dreadful under any circumstances. His voice carried no authority or clarity. There was no charisma or presence about his doctor.
Colin Baker, on the other hand, had the makings of an excellent and more adult-orientated doctor, even given the terrible trappings of the eighties era. I think he is vastly underrated, and his cause certainly wasn't helped by the idiotic idea of dressing him up like a clown!
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