The reason why we’re so excited about Neil Gaiman writing Doctor Who…

7th February 2010 • Blog Post by Seb Patrick •

… is only partly because he’s a modern-day master of fantasy storytelling with an uncanny knack for character and a near-unrivalled imagination coupled with a vast knowledge of literary history and traditions. It’s also because he’s already written The Best Doctor That Never Was :

(and yes, Neverwhere is also the reason why many of us were gutted that Paterson Joseph wasn’t the Eleventh Doctor)

Obviously I’m still incredibly excited about series five – the prospect of kicking off with four Moffat episodes, broken up only by a Gatiss/Daleks/WW2 story, is of course seeing to that – but man, I’m starting to get even more excited about series six already. Any chance of bumping Chibnall and quickly shooting Gaiman’s episode instead? No? Bugger.

Seb Patrick once met Paul McGann, who immediately pretended to be Mark McGann. He writes for Den of Geek, BBC America, Film4 and the official Red Dwarf website, among others. He owns over thirty toy Daleks and wishes the Dapol factory tour was still open.

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  1. ChrisM

    Ah, I remember that! I saw it quite late though. I grabbed the videos from the library purely out of curiosity. Very interesting. I didn’t know Gaiman wrote it though!

    I like his Sandman stuff (most of it anyway) so I’ve high hopes for what he’ll do with Doctor Who.

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