IS THIS SERIOUSLY FREAKING HAPPENING!!! I MEAN I HAVE HEARD RUMORS BUT ADKLSJDAKLJDASLJLKDJF…. IDK IF I WANNA GET EXCITED FOR THIS OR NOT!!! [x]
OMYGOD THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING I’M CRYING
okay so I went to the website and apparently they tried to kickstart the production of a pilot which they were going to shop to “the network,” presumably the BBC - but the kickstarter didn’t get funded and now on their website they’re all talking about audiences “telling the network what they want to see” and making the show “without network interference.”
so then I looked at their twitter and their facebook, and apparently the buzz generated by the kickstarter was enough to convince “the suits and the money men” to give them the budget to move forward with the pilot.
so apparently a pilot IS getting made, and they haven’t said it’s being made under the auspices of the BBC, but presumably if they’re getting investors involved who they’re referring to as “suits and money men” and they’re calling it a pilot and talking about shopping it to a network, then they have to be talking to the BBC. because the only network that could air a Doctor Who spinoff would be the BBC.
so yeah. girl detective, signing out!
Jacqueline Rayner, (author of The Stone Rose), DWM 471
… she also goes over the best Doctor Who moments in her family’s opinion of 2013: the discovery of lost episodes, seeing Paul McGann in Night of the Doctor, and An Adventure in Space and Time.
Meaning that she managed to write an entire article about the best of 2013 Doctor Who without mentioning a single canon episode or the 50th anniversary, and fangirls over s8 because Capaldi is hot as opposed to the scripts—that is actually all sorts of awesome. Moffat must be steaaming XD I fully approve of this.
"Recently, I was asked to proofread Gary Russell’s marvellous Doctor Who: The Encyclopedia. And under C for Cruciform, he’d written that this was seized by the Daleks… on Gallifrey! No, I said to him! Oh no! NO!!! And he reacted with genuine surprise, cos he’d honestly assumed from the Master’s speech ("I was there when the Dalek Emperor took control of the Cruciform") that this Cruciform, whatever it is, was on the Time Lord’s home planet.
Now, in my fevered thoughts, I happen to know exactly what the Cruciform was, and what it did (and it’s more terrible than I can say, of a scale and ferocity that’s absolutely untransmittable on primetime BBC One, or anywhere, come to that; the Time War wasn’t just spaceships and super-zooming battles, it was a disgusting, horrific, temporal hell). And bless Gary, he was lovely about it, and amended the entry.
But I’ve spent a good while since, thinking that I was wrong. That if Gary thinks it was Gallifreyan, then he’s got every right to think so. It’s not mine any more! And I’ve got no plans to show a Cruciform at work - not unless we ever get a Lord of the Rings-size budget (anyone? No? Please? Hush, Phil, be quiet) so nothing’s about to appear on screen that would contradict Gary’s theory.
And yet, and yet… I’m still glad we changed the entry, cos while you can argue forever about bleedin’ canonicity and its sources, the Encyclopedia’s status as an official BBC book, sanctioned by the production office, would have given the Gallifrey theory more weight. It would have become that awful thing, a fact. And that’s taking it away from you. It’s taking away the choice. The Master’s fleeting reference to the Cruciform had 7.5 million viewers; that allows for 7.5 million different versions of the Cruciform to exist. And actually… isn’t that brilliant? Isn’t that the best thing an idea can do, go anywhere, be anything, for anyone?
The Golden Age, the Cruciform, the Fall of Arcadia, the Church of the Tin Vagabond, all of ‘em. They’re yours. Just as I’ve treasured my own versions of Ancient Silurian Civilisation, and the origin of the Great Intelligence, and whatever-happened-to-the-rest-of-the-Zygons, for years and years and years. I think that’s Doctor Who’s greatest legacy - an imagination that goes way beyond the screen, and all the way into your head, where it’s yours, forever.”
from which edition of the DWM does this come from?!
"Eight was too peaceful to fight in the Time War"
"Eight was too pretty to hurt anyone"
"Eight couldn’t have killed the Time Lords"
"Eight would never"
#just because you saw the minisode doesn’t mean you know anything about Eight #oh sweet baby Rassilon give me strength #Someday I will stop feeling periodically incensed about the shit writing in the 50th anniversary #BUT TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY #TODAY I WANT TO BUILD A TARDIS WITH MY BARE HANDS AND FLY TO GALLIFREY #JUST SO I CAN PERSONALLY SLAUGHTER ALL OF THE MAYPOLE CHILDREN (via gallifreyburning)
'characters don't grow or change' - steven moffat probably
On the set of Doctor Who at Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, on 25 February, 2014 [x]