Christopher Eccleston verkörperte den Doktor ja nur überraschend kurz. Inzwischen hat er sich zum ersten Mal dazu geäußert, warum er die Serie verlassen hat:
„I was open-minded but I decided after my experience on the first series that I didn’t want to do any more. I didn’t enjoy the environment and the culture that we, the cast and crew, had to work in. I wasn’t comfortable. I thought „if I stay in this job, I’m going to have to blind myself to certain things that I thought were wrong.“
And I think it’s more important to be your own man than be successful, so I left. But the most important thing is that I did it, not that I left. I really feel that, because it kind of broke the mould and it helped to reinvent it. I’m very proud of it.“
Nachzulesen in der Programmzeitschrift Radio Times für den 19-25th Juni 2010.