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Old June 30 2009, 01:28 AM   #19
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Re: The Master and The War Chief - Why can't they be the same guy?

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So, the character isn't owned by the BBC?
Lots of Doctor Who characters and concepts aren't owned by the BBC. Copyright works differently in the UK than it does in the US.

When you write a Star Trek story, all the toys from every episode are in the box for you to use, because Paramount owns it all, lock stock and barrel. When you write a Doctor Who story, there are things that are off-limits because the BBC doesn't have free rein to use them.

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There goes the rumors about Patrick Stewart playing him in one of the specials or series 5.
I've no doubt that BBC Wales can pony up a lot more money than Big Finish can. If RTD wants to use the Monk, it would happen.
And just like that, the rumors return to life!

In all seriousness, I would love to see the Monk return, Patrick Stewart or not.
From what I'm given to understand by several UK sources, Timothy Dalton is portraying the character that Stewart would have played in the specials. Dalton's schedule was free, while Stewart was booked for Waiting for Godot with Sir Ian McKellan.

I tend to doubt that character is the Monk.
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