Michael Hosey, the son of Doctor Who’s second Doctor Actor Patrick Troton, is stepping into his father’s shoes for a brand new series of audio adventures, and he recently talked about Patrick’s legacy when he thinks of a long-running sci-fi show. .
Prior to the release of Big Finish’s The Second Doctor Adventures: Beyond War Games, Troughton spoke to RadioTimes.com and other press and suggested that his father’s involvement in the series is still a big part of why he’s on our screens today.
“He was a bloody incredible actor. And so, really, why Dr. Hu drove on, let’s be honest. If it weren’t for him, I don’t think we’d be sitting here. It’s Bill’s transition.” [Hartnell, the First Doctor] To Patrick who really kept it going. “
Hartnell, who had played the role of First Doctor, stepped down from the role in 1966 and was replaced by Trottan, creating the concept of reproduction to explain the switch. This has undoubtedly helped keep the show going, which has given the show’s lead actor the opportunity to change frequently over the decades.
In his interview, Michael Troton said that when he thought of creating his own version of Second Doctor for new audio plays, he “definitely saw a lot of episodes, which are available”.
He explained that he saw “terrible improvements” in the episodes, “because they were shot as if they were live, [so] They only had a fixed amount of time because it was too expensive, tape. “
He continued: “And when things went wrong or an actor forgot his lines, he had to make terrible corrections, no matter what. So it’s an incredibly exciting thing to continue. At the end of the first year, he just thought, no wonder , ‘Oh my God, I don’t think I can keep up.’
After appearing in an episode of the 2014 TV special Last Christmas, the 2014 Christmas special, Trottan was also asked what it was like to have such a strong relationship with Shoshi over the years.
He said: “Oh, this is amazing, Christ. I mean, I was 12, 13 years old when Dad was a doctor. It was really an incredible moment in my life, one that I remember really well.
“I first met Fraser [Hines, who played Second Doctor companion Jamie McCrimmon] God knows, we were having a convention in Los Angeles and I first saw him when I was 12 years old. And I was in shorts in the studio.
“I think when I first saw Fraser as a kid, it was Emperor Dalek, the Evil of the Dalex, which is actually part of the first episode you heard me. It’s really a little weird because I was there. To recreate something. “
Trotton also recently described how “honorable” it is to play his father, “I’m sure he’ll be happy to do it and have fun with it.”
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