Current DOCTOR WHO overbosses Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner will wrangle AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME - to be scripted by frequent WHOtributor Mark Gatiss. This is in conjunction with next year's 50th anniversary of DW.
"This is the story of how an unlikely set of brilliant people created a true Television original. And how an actor - William Hartnell - stereotyped in hard-man roles became a hero to millions of children. I've wanted to tell this story this for more years than I can remember! To make it happen for 'Doctor Who's 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true".
...says Gatiss in THIS piece over at BBC.
If you've spent any amount of time whatsover on the frequently voluminous extras on BBC Home Entertainment's DOCTOR WHO DVDs, or glanced through various publications or websites devoted to the matter, you already know that the early years of DOCTOR WHO are quite remarkable for a number of reasons - not the least of which is the 'unlikely' group of people Gatiss mentions above.
Visionary and beautiful producer Verity Lambert...
...first Doctor William Hartnell - who was cast against type...
...the dashing Warris Hussein - who spoke about the developmental days of DW at the Paley Center in New York recently (still kicking myself for missing that one)...
...the enigmatic Delia Derbyshire, who painstakingly and cleverly forged DW's Ron Granier-composed theme into the iconic and haunting melody we know today...
...the list goes on. An astonishing array of personalities and talent, gathered at a unique point time in time (back in the early 60s), supporting a undertaking many did not expect to endure. But 5 decades later it's still here, and shows no signs of slowing down. DOCTOR WHO not withstanding, that's a pretty great story in itself when you stop to think about it.
AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME may well end up being not only staggeringly Geeky, but tremendously exciting and insightful recent WHO converts and die hards alike. Very much looking forward to seeing what Gatiss and company come up with. More as we know more....
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