Why not have A new Dr Who series of side adventures from former Doctor... I mean, Think about it... the regenerate but they are also TECHNICALLY out there still, why don't we get to see some moments that fall between others, we know it's prequel-ish but I think it would be GREAT if The Doctor had multiple companions at once and they didn't know about eachother. Or how about if a new companion, was in a sister series in a multi-ep guest star... you could even have the person remember or forget the other Doctor... dealer's choice but it would open up the universe for more stories!
Post by Ultimo Gallos on Dec 28, 2017 21:21:10 GMT -5
That's what the novels,comics,audio dramas,etc are for. The owners of the Who franchise are smart and don't want to dilute the TV market. IF Who was owned by say CBS or NBC there would be 4 weekly Who shows and the quality would be crap.
Much as I'd love to see more televised Eighth Doctor stuff, his other adventures have taken Doctor Who into areas TV never could have, whether for budgetary reasons or just because they're so baffling and genre-bending that they wouldn't make it through committee.
But the good news is that the adventures are still all out there, and brilliant to experience even if they're not within the bounds of a BBC TV production. (Bonus points: The multiple companions who don't know each other thing did happen. While travelling with Sam Jones, Eight drops her off at a Greenpeace rally, then has a whole series of adventures lasting about three years with Stacy Townsend and Ssard. He then picks her up an hour later from her perspective. They later meet Stacy and Ssard together. She's a bit miffed when she finds out how much he got up to without her.)
Post by BorneAgain on Dec 28, 2017 21:42:50 GMT -5
Honestly I think other franchises need to take a page out of DW and utilize stuff like audio plays to really expand their universe. CBS/Paramount are leaving some money on the table by not grabbing some of the old Star Trek casts and getting some radio dramas out there.