♕ Doctor Who Meme: Two Quotes (1/2)
↳ The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t necessarily soften the bad, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.
“It was a perfect tragedy. John fell in love with a boy named Sherlock. One day, in the bliss of their relationship, John came here to ask Sherlock’s brother for his permission to marry his brother. Someone broke into the club and shot everyone… John died. Sherlock killed himself, not long after. They’re both gone now, or they were at least. It all sounds a bit spooky… we better call the Winchesters.”
AU: Clara and the Doctor encounter John Watson’s ghost.
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a mystery wrapped in an enigma
“Clara was originally going to stay as a Victorian governess”
Clara. The Impossible Girl. A mystery wrapped in an enigma. A character who pops up throughout space and time – as a Dalek, as a Victorian governess in last year’s Doctor Who seasonal special, as the modern-day Ms Oswald viewers are now familiar with. The lynchpin of the revelation-filled series seven finale. But it could all have been so much more simple…
“The original companion was going to be very much the Victorian governess we saw at Christmas,” Doctor Who writer Neil Gaiman told Radio Times, while discussing the genesis of his most recent story, Cybermen vehicle Nightmare in Silver.
“Doctor Who has its own peculiar way of being written, so I started writing it about 14 months ago. I wrote about the first ten pages and then they said they’d changed the companion from what I was expecting to something else.
“We decided they can do more weird stuff if it’s now the contemporary third incarnation so I had to reshape it so it wasn’t the governess.”
Gaiman says his original brief for the Doctor’s new companion consisted simply of a mock script written by showrunner Steven Moffat, which Jenna-Louise Coleman (and the other less fortunate actresses who missed out on the part) were asked to read when going for the role.
“What I got was the scene that Steven Moffat wrote as the Clara character audition piece,” said Gaiman. “He sent me that and said ‘This is what she sounds like’. But from that you just make her up as you go along.”
So will Gaiman’s most recent experience writing for Doctor Who make the perpetually busy author and screenwriter think twice about doing it again?
“On the one hand I don’t have time to write Doctor Who,” said Gaiman. “It doesn’t pay very well, but you also have to rewrite it and rewrite it and rewrite it and never get paid, whereas in America you get paid for every rewrite… And there are lots of things including movies, novels, an HBO series that I should be doing…
“On the other hand, I haven’t done [a Doctor Who] episode set on Earth yet, and I haven’t created a new monster. And there’s part of me that feels… I haven’t scared anybody yet… The Cybermen has a few little scary bits but it’s running at about a 5 of 6. I’d love to a 9.
“I’d love to do something that sends adults behind the sofa too and makes them wee. Pools of wee.”
If those spoilers are true tumblr’s worst nightmare has become reality. We all skipped Nine.
Doctor Who writer Neil Gaiman wants to bring back the Yeti
He’s humanised the Tardis, upgraded the Cybermen and now Neil Gaiman wants to take on the Yeti.
The prestigious fantasy author, highly regarded by Doctor Who fans ever since his debut episode The Doctor’s Wife in 2011, revealed that he wants to bring back the classic foe who first appeared in 1967’s The Abominable Snowmen before returning the following year in The Web Of Fear, under the control of the Great Intelligence.
“In my head, I love that the Great Intelligence has come back, but I miss the Yeti. I would love to have a huge shambling robotic Yeti, just because I loved them when I was a kid. So, I would love to do that. That would be wonderful,” he told Collider.
As well as bringing back villains, however, Gaiman also went on to say he’d like to create one as iconic as the Daleks or Steven Moffat’s own Weeping Angels. Although, he admits, he simply might not have the time for such a commitment.
“I’d love to create a monster, and have it be one that’s interesting enough or fun enough to come back, written by somebody else, or turn up completely reinvented. I’d love to do that and have the feeling that you’d actually left something behind. I think that’s hard. I love that Terry Nation left us the Daleks, and I love that Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis left us the Cybermen.
“The trouble with everything, these days, for me, is time. There is only one me. There are a ridiculous number of demands on my time. There are so many things I’m trying to do. It’s so much more about when I’m going to get time to do it, if I get time. I think they’ll have me back. They seem to like me at Doctor Who, and I know that I definitely like them.“