“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Anthony Stewart Head and top “Buffy” writer-producer David Fury teaming for a new “Dr. Who” series? What’s not to like?! The only thing cooler, one supposes, would be if Joss Whedon actually merged Dr. Who into the Buffyverse - with Giles himself hiring on as the new timelord.
A reader writes:
News hit these green shores this morning which seems to solves the problems of the world - or at least a few sci-fi franchises.
On one hand, The BBC want to continue 'Doctor Who' but up the budgets, which isn't feesable without an American audience.
On the other hand, Anthony Stewart Head wants to spend time in the U.K with his family, but loves the cult audience that 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' brings him. With t Whedon and the BBC STILL to announce a date for 'Watcher' 'Giles' or 'Ripper' - he may have found the perfect answer...
in a feat of impreccable casting, someone decided to put those hands together and consider something that makes this fanboy sign in post-orgasmic fullfillment: Giles taking on The Daleks!!!
But the BBC's Dr. Who Website suggests all this is fairly premature:
Following the usual media frenzy regarding this weekend's rumours of new Doctor Who, we'd just like to clarify a few things.
Dreamwatch magazine, Ananova and the Daily Express are all reporting that we're making plans to involve actor Tony Head and members of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer production team in a new 22 part series to celebrate the Time Lord's 40th anniversary.
Dreamwatch quotes Buffy producer David Fury as saying: "They want to do what we do on Buffy, produce 22 episodes a year and sell them internationally. I'm helping to take Doctor Who into a new universe." Whilst the Cult team quite like the idea of Tony Head as the Doctor in a show guided by members of America's finest fantasy production team, the BBC aren't currently making any such plans.