6th Jan 2004 - Conspire No More!
It turns out it wasn't just me and my dad asking the question about why
McGann wasn't included in the documentary.
Fan fears were sparked off when the Eighth Doctor was left out of The Story Of Doctor Who documentary, and theories abounded that this was all part of a carefully orchestrated BBC conspiracy to rewrite the history of Doctor Who.
The truth couldn't be more different - here's the original audience response
prepared for BBC Information:
Fri 9th Jan 2004 - Hearing Problems
I was talking
to a friend about how when you're little you don't seem to hear things
correctly but you just kind of accept it as nonsense rather asking someone
15th Jan 2004 - BBC finds missing Dalek episode
22nd Jan 2004 - McGann on Warner
if somebody wants it more - and again, this is purely, purely rumour,
so this could be nonsense, but not only have I heard that David Warner
is up for it, but he really wants to do it. And if that's the case then
they should give it to him, because you can't beat that. You can't beat
Mon 9th Feb 2004 - RTD on South Bank Show
Russel T on The South Bank show. I've always thought he seemed a very nice chap. I think we might be in safe hands.
Thu 4th March 2004 - Who Writers Revealed
The BBC's internal newsletter, says the writers for the new series of Doctor Who will be Steven Moffatt, Mark Gatiss, Paul Cornell and Russell T Davies.
Fri 19th March 2004 - Daleks to return?
The BBC News Online Entertainment section has reported that negotiations are underway about a variety of monsters, including the Daleks.
"Negotiations are going on all over the place about the monsters, including the Daleks. We are just waiting to see what comes out," a BBC spokeswoman told News Online.
Fri 2nd Apr 2004 - Thank God
Who fans can breathe a sigh of relief though. Interviewed this afternoon by BBC Radio Four, Grade said of the new series: "This time it's none of my business what happens to Doctor Who, as long as I don't have to watch it."
Tue 25th May 2004 - Spoilers
I just read
a big spoiler about the new two-part Who story called Aliens of London....
Lots of plot details... quite detailed and curiously believable.... very
very "Avengers" though.... More "Avengers" than "Who"
Wed 16th June - Second Coming
Just bought Second Coming on DVD. Never saw it on the telly . Eager to see the Davies/Ecclestone writer/actor match up.
June 23rd 2004 - Eccleston Leaving?
Rumours about that Eccleston has had a bust up and walked out of the new production. OG reports some rumours come from quite a reliable source but that it's just a bad rumour gone wild.
Mon 12th July 2004 - Hints
Been reading the latest Doctor Who Who mag with the interviews with the script editors and stuff. God its so exciting! Love the little comments about Cornell's script bringing a tear, and Gatiss' being funny and gothic and all that stuff. I don't want to learn much but its just so tantalising!
Fri 16th July 2004 - FX
are doing the special effects for the new series...
Wed 21st July 2004 - BBC Wales Interview
I loved the
leather jacket for the Doctor. Its spot on. Exactly what's needed. Down
to earth and cool. I don't think another Victorian ponce would have cut
it with the kids of today. A nicely tailored modern suit might have done
it but no, I'm liking the jacket.
27th July 2004 -
very little promotional material and spoiler pictures available, I knocked
up the image on the right for the episode Aliens of London which,
rumour has it, features the Autons, as photographed by our beloved tabloid
Mon 2nd August 2004 - Dreaming
How sad is this - I've had two dreams now about watching the new series!
Thu 5th Aug 2004 - Dalek Spoilers!
is apparently writing the Dalek episode! And if you've heard Jubilee
you'll agree that's superb news! And its a teeny hint as to the story!
Tue 7th September - Casting
Simon Callow is playing Charles Dickins!
Fri 10th Sept 2004 - More?!
of drama commissioning Jane Tranter told Broadcast that Russell T Davies
will be producing a three part adaptation of "Casanova"
for the BBC beginning in late February 2005, before hopefuly returning
to production of the second season of "Doctor Who" later in
Tue 19th Sept - Official Logo
logo has been revealed. I tried to have a go at predicting what it was
going to look like, based on insider gossip, and to be honest the official
outcome isn't much better than my rough mockup!
Tue 2nd November 2004 - DALEKS!
are two Dalek stories, supposedly one with the "classic" Daleks
- i.e. the image here, and one with supposedly redesigned Daleks which
can fly and all sorts.
Episode 2 will take place on board a space station, and the episode will feature a whole variety of alien creatures and life forms. This is the one in which they witness the natural end of the world in the far future. (But didn't the Time Lords move Earth according to The Mysterious Planet?)
Rob Sherman's episode 6 is expected to feature the Daleks as we know them, in their original form, before returning in episodes 12-13 with a complete re-design in a 'Daleks Invade Earth' type plot.
Episode 8 will involve Rose trying to alter the death of her father in an emotional and sad episode.
Finally, Steven Moffat's two parter (ep 9&10) is apparently set during the Blitz.
Mon 22nd Nov 2004 - Daleks in 3D
Ohh Its just too exciting for words. I think I'll use my week off to model a Dalek in 3D then I can do some renders and disseminate them around the internet as photos from the set and confuse people.
Thu 25th Nov 2004 - Dalek Progress
Dalek is coming along. It really is the most impossible shape in the world. The bottom starts as an 11-sided shape with a point at the front, then above that it has like a pear-shaped cylinder that rises up, but by the time the pear-shape has reached the neck rings its become a perfect cylinder. Its an amazing piece of design.
But I have
a problem. I've got to do all these slats around the mid-section and they're
all totally irregular. Some are near-vertical and some are quite sloped
inwards, but they're all narrower at the top. The way I've decided to
do it is with lots of cheating boolean.
Fri 3rd Dec 2004 - Callow
I just passed
this snippet along to OG:
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