"At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows."
Started by Ambient Sheep, June 04, 2020, 11:02:35 PM
QuoteI recall Lawrence Miles saying that he was once on the verge of writing a Dalek book for the BBC, only for that to fall through at the last moment.
QuoteSo you're never sure whether the Thirteenth Doctor's canonical or not
Quotewhat I wanted to do was go through the archives looking for all these old TV characters... most of them from sitcoms... and put them on Earth with the Doctor
Quote from: A Hat Like That on October 22, 2021, 11:54:36 AMValentine's Day. I can't really do justice to digging out old Lawrence Miles quotes about Valentine's Day without spoiling Interference. He also wanted to do one called The War. Which is easier to 'spoil'. Was THE WAR actually about the War? As in ALIEN BODIES?... but it was... a bit peculiar. It was the week the Comic Relief special got shown. I thought, fuck it, some idiot's going to send Stephen a Thirteenth Doctor proposal, I might as well do it myself. I 'phoned him on Monday morning in the hope of being the first one to suggest it, and he told me that David A. McIntee had already left him an e-mail message over the weekend. The thing was, it was supposed to be a story set on Earth during the Big Time Lord War, where history's come unstuck and all these alternate histories are overlapping. So you're never sure whether the Thirteenth Doctor's canonical or not, basically. My thinking was that BBC Worldwide would have the rights to merchandize thousands of old BBC programmes from the '70s and '80s, so what I wanted to do was go through the archives looking for all these old TV characters... most of them from sitcoms... and put them on Earth with the Doctor. There's this big concentration camp where the authorities put strays from other realities, so the Doctor finds herself couped up with all these fallen heroes from the BBC's past, and sharing a cell with Fletcher out of Porridge. The climax of the story was meant to be an assault on the Enemy's base, in which the Doctor and Captain Mainwaring out of Dad's Army lead a suicidal light-brigade assault across the final battlefield. Oh, and that was the other thing I was going to do. You know how in these war stories, one of the main characters is always a traitor working for the enemy army? In THE WAR, the traitor was going to be Mrs. Slocum's Pussy. Because it's a purely conceptual entity, it only exists in her head, and it turns out to be a Shift working for the Enemy. Like in ALIEN BODIES.And Stephen Cole didn't bother writing back?No. I think this is my cue to say something like "can't imagine why".
Quote from: Huxleys Babkins on October 22, 2021, 03:49:39 PMFair play, that's basically the plot to Loki.
QuoteMy thinking was that BBC Worldwide would have the rights to merchandize thousands of old BBC programmes from the '70s and '80s
Quote from: JamesTC on November 04, 2021, 04:14:16 PMWhich was the episode guide that everybody took as gospel when it said that The Gunfighters was shit, despite the fact that The Gunfighters is great?
Quote from: Jerzy Bondov on November 04, 2021, 04:20:15 PMHate the Gunfighters. Get it deleted
Quote from: Norton Canes on November 04, 2021, 04:23:32 PMWithout checking, I think that was Peter Haining's 'A Celebration'
Quote from: JamesTC on November 04, 2021, 04:26:51 PMNext you'll be saying Delta and the Bannermen is bad.
Quote from: purlieu on November 04, 2021, 05:09:20 PMThe Gunfighters is the only existing Who story I've not seen, as the song and accents forced me to turn it off before the end of part 1.Delta and the Bannermen is a waste of everyone's time, utterly soulless shite.
Quote from: Norton Canes on November 05, 2021, 03:02:21 PMDoctor Who's second most talented Baker, esrtwhile Wallace & Grommit scribe Bob Baker
Quote from: Gurke and Hare on November 05, 2021, 03:20:39 PMMan, that's very harsh on Colin, for so many reasons that I won't go into because I don't want to speak ill of the dead.
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