Colin Baker Discusses the Rumors About Him Being Cast in Star Wars: Episode 7.

Colin Baker who played the 6th incarnation of The Doctor in the TV series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986 was recently rumored to appear in the next Star Wars movie. Even his name appeared on the Episode 7 IMDb page as the character Nexus and many people started speculating. We answered many questions asked about him and now the actor himself delivers the answer…

The rumor of Baker’s involvement with Star Wars started after a photo with him similar to the one with the Episode 7 cast was posted on the web. Later someone added his name to IMDb, but as we all know anyone can do that. Here’s Baker’s explanation on the story (from 6:20 min.)


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47 thoughts on “Colin Baker Discusses the Rumors About Him Being Cast in Star Wars: Episode 7.

  • May 23, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Dream on Colin. A lovely bloke but I doubt he will be approached.

    • May 23, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      Yeah, a “canon” reboot of the PT would be out of the question, but a “legends” reboot in book, comic or cartoon might be more plausible.

    • May 23, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      We made a special article about this but intentionally didn’t post it because of the part about the PT.

    • May 23, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Ok. I must say, I hate the part about the PT. Dude, it’s stupid to do this. Okay, the prequels had their mistakes but they can’t do that.

    • May 23, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Damn I’d love a prequel reboot. They weren’t just terrible films, a lot of what they introduced contradicts the themes of the OT so it’s hard to take it seriously as canon.

    • May 23, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      They aren’t going to jettison the prequel films. Much as I would LOVE to see them remade with a decent story that actually reflects the backstory tidbits scattered throughout the OT (I’m sorry PT fans, but George Lucas has the same attitude about story continuity that I have about lima beans – I don’t like ’em, and nobody’s gonna make me eat ’em!) there is simply no way that Disney is going to alienate a significant portion of the fanbase by dumping the prequel films into the “Legends” bin and re-doing them. It’s just not going to happen.

      However, I would LOVE for the original edits of the OT to be released on blu-ray! Hopefully with the awful color of the current DVD/Blu-Rays corrected once and for all. Only question is, doesn’t Fox still own distribution/publication rights to at least ANH? The Mouse is gonna have to cut a mighty big check to them if that’s the case.

    • May 23, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      (Jeez… could I allcapsicize “LOVE” any more in a single post? I’m not even in that expansively jolly a mood this morning. Oy…)

    • May 23, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      Since when did trashing the prequels become some form of taboo? It’s not as if they were only trashed by OT fanatics… read the film reviews from when they were released. They were bad films… end of story.

      I’d love to see a reboot but I agree, we probably won’t get one. Though it would be an interesting way for Disney to make a good buck.

    • May 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      I don’t care for the prequels very much, but I think if they did that it would be total chaos.

    • May 23, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      The best Idea I can come up with is to de-cannonise the PT and redo them at some point in the future…

    • May 23, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      @ Aras
      Who said trashing the PT is taboo? I didn’t post it because of the part about the PT because I know that this would never happen. Whether we like it or not the PT will always take it’s rightful place in the saga, in the way it was meant by George Lucas.

    • May 23, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      Marcus Desolataque
      Not that I’d particularly like that to happen (unless it was absolutly incredible by some stroke of chance), but all I can say is: 40 years, guys.

    • May 23, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      I would be absolutely appalled by a reboot of the prequels. They were literally nothing short of masterpieces.

      I actually wonder if they even had an abnormal amount of flaws for a movie.
      In fact if you look at A New Hope on IMDB, it has 48 continuity errors, and 112 “goofs” in total, while The Phantom Menace only has 31 continuity errors and 78 “goofs” in total.

      Though I’m not sure about how many of those continuity errors in the OT happened as a result of the PT, I don’t know, but it still might say something.

      Anyway, I love the PT, it’s amazing.

    • May 23, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      @ Viral
      Sorry I misunderstood your reasoning for not posting… Yes of course I agree PT is part of the saga/canon. I’m willing to wager that midichlorians won’t be mentioned in the ST though!

  • May 23, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    They’d not bother scrapping three films which made gigantic sums of money in terms of theatrical and merchandising money, and will continue to do so, and big money is the bottom line as always. With any sense, Disney will be creating brand new drama to make a bigger profit, not reworking the oldies. Not healthy.

  • May 23, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Sometimes i forget that starwars just are a cool stories. I love them and like the OT most. But my daughter and son like guess what……the ep1-3 and the clonewars series more. In the eyes of the “new” younger starwars fans this would be very bad. I actually got very enterteined by the PT, didnt like JarJar but then i remember that i didn´t like the ewoks either. In someway i think i would have liked ep1 more then ep4 if i were 10years now. I beleive that the reviews made for the ep1 would be alot different if they were made by 8-12 year olds. It feels odd that there´s so much hate sometimes agianst everything that has to do with the PT.

    • May 23, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      Same goes for American Idiot by Green Day and that’s just as hated by their long-time fans.

    • May 23, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      “In someway i think i would have liked ep1 more then ep4”

    • May 23, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      my dad fell asleep during the first starwars and refused to take me to see the others cos he didnt understand them …. they wernt made for him but for the 7 (10 ,13)year old he was with

      i fell asleep during the tatooine bit in ep 1 and begrudgingly took my kids to see the others , i hated them , they loved them , especially jar jar and they were upset that jarjar wasnt the star of the other 2 , they wernt made for me but for the 5 (8,11)and 9(12,15) year olds i was with. as for the ot , they like them , but would choose the pt every time.

    • May 23, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Here’s the thing though.. when these kids grow up, they will realize how bad the prequels were. They might never prefer the OT… because it is dated. I can’t fault them for that because I do find it hard to really enjoy films made before I was born… but the ST being inspired by the OT with updated film making will be the one they’ll go with. Watching the prequels as adults will tarnish their childhood memories… I experience that all the time when I see movies that I loved as a child (some examples: Tim Burton ‘s Batman, the goonies, The robin williams Peter Pan) I would later learn to resent. But then others stood the test of time (flight of the navigator, Ghostbusters, the original Willy Wonka)… OT is among them. That’s the distinction I make between the OT and prequels. Well that and consistency of Lucas’s original vision, which I think is a taste of what we’ll get with the ST.

    • May 23, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      I know, I know… I shouldn’t have gone there haha. Have you seen it recently?

    • May 23, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Well I’m a grown-up and I still love the prequel movies so there goes that theory

    • May 23, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Maybe you’re not really as grown up as you think… O_o

    • May 23, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Yeah I’ve watched it recently, but for me it’s hard to break nostalgic thresholds. I just consider that film a total 80’s classic and I won’t ever be able to see it any other way. That obviously influences my opinion of the OT, but I was a young kid when the prequels came out too and I absolutly loved them, but even then I never considered them classics like the OT.

    • May 23, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      The next Chewbacca?

    • May 23, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      I think in the video they meant that in the context of it being the main non-human character. I suppose the one disagreement that with the list is that I wouldn’t have a problem with a speaking character… it’s what they say that matters haha.

    • May 24, 2014 at 2:26 am

      “AnonymousMay 23, 2014 at 9:13 PM

      Maybe you’re not really as grown up as you think… O_o”

      Or…maybe the anon who posted that he liked the PT thinks for him/herself and doesn’t care about what anyone else will think, nor does he/she finds it vital to pretend that he/she hates the prequels only because of peer pressure.

      I’m not that person, but this is exactly how I feel about it. And yes, I am grown enough so as not to throw a very childish tantrum, claiming that George Lucas stole my childhood, only because he might just have failed to get his vision for the PT across in the way that I was selfishly expecting.

  • May 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Colin baker as about as much chance as David prowse of getting a role

  • May 23, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    On netflix there is a documentary called “the people vs, george Lucas”… (here’s a link if you want to watch it on youtube):

    For the PT fans this is the best way to illustrate what Lucas put the OT fan base through. Lucas, for whatever reason holds the world’s most petty grudge against OT fans even though we were loyal up until those special editions came out. All we wanted was the non-special edition on high quality dvd or blu-ray… I think after having us shell out cash for the 5 preceding editions it’s not a lot to ask.

    • May 23, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      Actually if you live in the real world you will realize that is the prequel fans that are being dissed more often

    • May 23, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      I’d like to hear your definition of the “real world” anon. Hahaha.
      George has held a grudge against the original OT fans since ROTJ. Just watch the documentary instead of forging your own bullshit truths.

    • May 23, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      Oh fore sure Prequel fans get dissed… (I think it goes both ways) but by whom is what matters. If you are on Lucas’s shit list when you were a devoted fan not long before… then the sting is a lot worse than when other fans are dissing on you… because ultimately it’s the films that really matter, not what other fans think of you.

    • May 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Though I don’t personally agree with the way in which he or she said it (I’m a bit overly polite), I agree with what Anonymous said at 9:10 PM.

      It really does seem like the Prequel Trilogy fans and the prequel movies are insulted a LOT more than the Original Trilogy fans. I know simply from browsing the internet.

      People are just too rude towards the prequels and the fans of the prequels. I’m okay with the ones who are civilized about disliking the prequels, but a LOT of them aren’t, and when those people who aren’t civilized start belittling prequel fans simply for loving movies that they happen to not like it’s just kind of pathetic.

    • May 23, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      that’s just the reputation the majority of die hard Star Wars fans decided to give themselves. A lot of them are ruthless.

    • May 24, 2014 at 1:03 am

      A true Star Wars fan should not be argumentative towards another Star Wars fan about liking the PT. In my opinion a SW fan who curses the prequels is not a true Star Wars fan.
      Yes the Prequels are not as good as the OT but they are still fun. All the people I know love SW as a Saga. We all love the OT more, both PT and OT generation. But we still enjoy all 6 films. The reason is because we are Star Wars fans.

    • May 24, 2014 at 3:21 am

      Cylon… the other day when JJ posted his video with the new creature everyone was really happy about it. Well… almost everyone. It was the prequel fans who couldn’t wait to shit all over everyone’s good day… all because the creature wasn’t CGI’d. After that I feel it’s fair game.

      BTW if you’d seen any of my other posts then you’d know I do generally make a point of saying there are parts of the prequels I enjoyed, I just felt they could have been waaaay better.

  • May 23, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    “and when those people who aren’t civilized start belittling prequel fans simply for loving movies that they happen to not like it’s just kind of pathetic.”

    It’s not just that simple though… we’re not talking about an isolated film that has no connections to anything else… These films were supposed to be connected to the OT… am I right or wrong? Lucas could have made them enjoyable for all but he himself singled out the older generation for saying that they just don’t get it… that it was just supposed to be a kid’s film? I mean come on… that was war as far as I’m concerned.

    • May 24, 2014 at 1:02 am

      Actually, if you look at A New Hope on IMDB, it has 48 continuity errors, and 112 “goofs” in total, while The Phantom Menace only has 31 continuity errors and 78 “goofs” in total.

      AotC and RotS also both have less continuity errors than ANH and both on average have about the same amount of continuity errors as RotJ, and ESB has 20 continuity errors. Even when accounting for all of the things in the PT that might have made things in the OT “continuity errors” (I used “command+F” to check for anything related to that, couldn’t find anything), the PT has, from these numbers, on average about the same amount of continuity errors as the OT.

      And besides, even supposing the PT did have more continuity errors than the OT, it would still not give people the right to constantly ask PT fans “how old are you?”.

      I just think it’s kind of low.

    • May 24, 2014 at 2:48 am

      I don’t do that, so I’m not sure why you think I do ask people’s ages or whatever.

      In terms of consistency, I could really care less if a cockpit window is pointed the wrong way from scene to scene. I’m talking about the story. The PT got a lot wrong. Everyone knows about the midichlorians and how Lucas basically stole the magic and mystery out of the force, so let me provide some examples:

      In a new hope Obi wan says “He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn fool idealistic crusade like your father did.”

      But in the Prequels Obi Wan displayed the exact opposite type of personality, and instead Anakin was the one leading the idealistic crusades.

      In Return of the Jedi Leia talks about how she remembers her mother being sad… and it was a powerful scene in that movie. But when did that ever happen? In ROTS Amidala dies right when the babies are born… I found that part of the story line a lot less interesting than what I pictured in my mind.

      All this being said there were some things I loved about the story in the prequels… but the let downs were just too much. I grew up thinking about the mystery of what Darth Vader was like as a young person for years and years. What I had in my mind was way cooler than what Lucas had conjured up… I know I’m not the only one who feels this way.

  • May 24, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Real Star Wars fans drink Ovaltine. And sometimes Nesquik. But not the strawberry kind.

  • May 24, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I think a reboot of the PT would be a beautiful thing. Just imagine watching them for the first time and seeing real, actual dialogue, rolling off the tongues of some fine actors who actually have some emotion and charisma, maybe even a bit of chemistry with each other on-screen! Gone would be the days of all the “Mannequin Skywalker” jokes…. It pains me to say that the only actors in the PT portrayed with any character at all were Palpatine, Kenobi, Dormé and Jar-Jar F***ing Binks. In fairness, Windu also displayed some depth during his final scene too, but then he was about to die.

    It just pains me to see actors who just seemed to have an on-screen presence that showed at attitude of “well, I’m in the movie now, so I’m financially set for life. I no longer give a rat’s arse how my work will be perceived and appreciated for hundreds of years to come.” If you consider how many people who would have willingly severed a limb for a chance to be in these movies, it shows the ingratitude, arrogance and stupidity of the actors involved, and it really upsets me. Shame on you, Hayden Christensen. 🙁

    • May 24, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      “well, I’m in the movie now, so I’m financially set for life. I no longer give a rat’s arse how my work will be perceived and appreciated for hundreds of years to come.”

      Natalie Portman’s Academy Award begs to differ.

      Also, Christensen wasn’t the only actor in those films, in case you didn’t notice.

  • May 24, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    It wasn’t Hayrden’s fault… Lucas wrote the bad lines, and Lucas didn’t seem to use takes in the PT. It was probably all just 2nd & 3rd takes… no actor could save that. Kubrick did something like 40 takes per scene… and it shows!

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