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17 June 2017 @ 11:44 am
Have Terry and Gerry got their Paws on Doctor Who?  

Answer: No.

From the early days of the hiatus/wilderness years/whatever you want to call them...

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/452674.html.
daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on June 17th, 2017 10:52 pm (UTC)
That's a weird and slightly disturbing picture.

I know Nation and Davis pitched to get the series. I do find it hard to see what their version of the series would really have had to offer (and this from someone who likes a lot of Nation's work, including Blake's 7). I think their vision for the series would be too narrow, and pitched too much at eight year old boys. I think the success of Blake's 7 came from the creative tension between Nation's and Boucher's visions of the show.
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on June 20th, 2017 03:42 pm (UTC)
Much like Sydney Newman's pitch/suggestions for change - I suspect there would have been a lot of "looking back". Even when things have manifestly "gone wrong" with Doctor Who, I think it needs to be responsive to the times and not be attempting to recapture some golden age.