Dr Who’s Sylvester McCoy is latest 
guest for sci-fi event

Sylvester McCoy was the  seventh Dr Who
Sylvester McCoy was the seventh Dr Who

The seventh Dr Who – Sylvester McCoy – will be appearing at the fourth Sci-Fi Scarborough based at the Spa next year.

He will be part of the SatWhoDay guest line up.

He is best known for playing the seventh incarnation of The Doctor from 1987 to 1989 as well as his role as the wizard Radagast the Brown alongside Sir Ian McKellen in Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of The Hobbit.

o-organiser Steve Dickinson said: “We are delighted that Sylvester is joining us. We have not been visited by a Doctor since the inaugural event back in 2014 with Colin Baker, He’s a very popular guy, the Whovians are over the moon about it.”

McCoy became the Seventh Doctor after taking over the lead role in Doctor Who in 1987 from Colin Baker. He remained on the series until it ended in 1989. As Baker declined the invitation to film the regeneration scene, McCoy briefly wore a wig and appeared, face-down, as the sixth Doctor.

Sci-Fi Scarborough is on from Saturday April 8 to Sunday April 9 with a mix of guests, authors, movie and TV props, console, retro and table top gaming, comic book artists, indie films, Cosplay competition, panels, software developers, geek pub quiz, live music, collectible traders and Saturday night party.