Russell T. Davies Returns to Doctor Who as New Showrunner

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  1. The Nth Doctor

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    Happy Doctor Who Day!



    BabelColour did it better. :p
     
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  2. Samurai8472

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    The TV Movie is actually available on i-player, so rights don't hold that up
     
  3. Allyn Gibson

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    The genius of such a move -- if true -- is that it effectively lets the RTD II era begin (leaving the specials as their own thing) the way the RTD I era began, in media res, with a blank slate that anyone can get onboard with. It's as genuinely a fresh start as 2005 was.
     
  4. CuriousCaitian

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    Welp, I think it's fair to say the BBC publicity machine is cranking up fast, and my excitement levels with it, even though I swore I'd keep my calm, not get carried away.

    Damn you, Russell.

    PS. Happy Doctor Who Day. 60 years of time and space, and counting.
     
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  5. The Wormhole

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    Your first day on the internet?
     
  6. Emperor-Tiberius

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    The way I see it, the specials could and should "belong" in a 2005-2023 era, whereas the Ncuti Gatwa era is gonna start ala Ninth Doctor in series 1.

    Of course, this does mean that the Fourteenth Doctor will likely never regenerate on-screen, unless they pull one under us. Big Finish will be so pleased. So, so much work for Tennant and Gatwa in their near futures.
     
  7. Rich Watson

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    It makes sense from the Disney's POV They haven't done anything to promote the Specials, presumably because they're a sequel to stories from 15 years ago that they don't have the rights to. So doing it this way they can start with a clean slate rather than picking up where the previous episode ended.
     
  8. Emperor-Tiberius

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    It also makes The GIggle, technically, a multi-Doctor special, albeit in a very, very loose way.[/QUOTE]
     
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  9. Commander Troi

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    Happy 60th!
     
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  10. Photoman15

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    Disney DOES have the rights to ALL Doctor Who (1963-present)
     
  11. DigificWriter

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    No, they don't.

    Their licensing deal with the BBC only encompasses newly produced content beginning with the 60th Anniversary Specials.

    All Modern Who from Series 1-13 remains licensed to Warner Bros. Discovery and MAX, and almost all of Classic Who is available only via Britbox, the BBC iPlayer, and on Tubi.
     
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  12. Rich Watson

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    Since when? The original series is on Tubi and the not-so-new series is on HBO Max but none of it is on Disney+
     
  13. Samurai8472

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    Spoilers for the new edition of Russel's Rose novelization

    An illustration for two brand new diverse incarnations...including a disabled Doctor!

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Sketcher

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    Super far future incarnations? Timeless Children incarnations? What's the context? They're cool though.
     
  15. jaime

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    Originally they were future I believe, but the illustrations are basically positing them as alternates — that’s the seventies/eighties UNIT after all, with the Skin from Skunk Anansi Doctor.
    We have actually had disabled Doctors, Capaldi was blind, Hartnell had mobility issues.
     
  16. Rich Watson

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    So large pinch of salt time but the Mirror has reported that a Sea Devils spin-off is coming next year; which doesn't make any sense as a concept but it may just be a misunderstanding rather than total fiction on their part.

    There's long been rumours of a villain related anthology series and it turns out Bad Wolf have registered a Production Company for something called "The War Between" which doesn't match up with any of their announced non-DW series. So "The War Between the Sear Devils", "The War Between the Sontarans", "The War Between the Bandrils" etc.

    Or could be a big pile of nothing at all!
     
  17. DigificWriter

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    RTD has already said on record and in print that there are no spinoffs currently in development.
     
  18. matthunter

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    Sear Devil is the new name for the George Foreman grill.
     
  19. Rich Watson

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    So I was right about Bernard Cribbins scenes having to be cut out. Feel free to apologise.
     
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    That seems awfully presumptive considering there are two more specials left and they've set up a situation where it'll be even more awkward if we don't see him now that we've been specifically primed to see him.
     
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