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Title: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on September 01, 2010, 11:10:25 pm
The Gatiss thread has got me thinking. Which other writers would we like to see debut for Doctor Who in coming seasons? One of my all time favourite writer and one Torchwood peeps will be familiar with is Peter J. Hammond (I know he has a Big Finish adaptation but I think this thread can be extended to Big Finish Writers who haven't penned a TV who). Is there anyone else in the writing game that you'd like to see but hasn't yet done the decent thing?


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: sleekituk on September 01, 2010, 11:29:08 pm
Christopher Nolan (dreaming)

I think Joss Whedon might have been tempted during the RTD era.

Stephen Fry after his last script was abandoned?

Kenneth Branagh?

Clutching at straws now!


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on September 01, 2010, 11:31:05 pm
As a romantic, I'd love to see Terry Dicks saddle up for a New-Who episode!


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: sleekituk on September 01, 2010, 11:34:50 pm
Phillip Pullman would be AMAZING


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on September 01, 2010, 11:40:37 pm
Pullman would be absolutely top drawer - couldn't agree more. Also I think Chris Nolan is on fire with his last two films and would do a cracking Timey-Wimey job. I also wonder how Terry Pratchett would fare given his views on Deus ex Machina Who etc


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: sleekituk on September 01, 2010, 11:56:00 pm
*sighs* we may dream but in reality we have Gattis......I think Gaiman will blow the rest away, do not dissapoint Neil!!!!


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: BlueRose on September 01, 2010, 11:57:32 pm
J Michael Straczynski, an echo for RTD, also hells bells yes Joss Whedon, yes please.


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: sleekituk on September 02, 2010, 12:00:19 am
Hey I want a supernatural/who crossover - been meaning to write a (slash) fic for ages lol  :o :o


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on September 02, 2010, 12:10:10 am
Another 'Old Who' writer whose work i really enjoyed (Robots of Death, quite a bit of Blake's 7 as well) is Chris Boucher - would love to see another one by him. I really am stuck in the late seventies. I'm off to listen to Leo Sayer on my 8 Track.


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: sleekituk on September 02, 2010, 12:12:22 am
he had great hair! seriously though it would never happen, Nolan (memento) can do timey wimey in a way most viewers could not even imagine...with Hugh Laurie as the Doctor...................Oh I'm wanting that hollywood movie now lol


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Exterminate on September 11, 2010, 12:26:32 pm
Joss Whedon. All his previous work has been amazing and he is so imaginitive. He could do amazing things for the show


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Sandiwich11 on January 07, 2011, 02:25:21 am
Much the same as the Dream Guest topic, who would you like to see write an episode or two in the future?  Personally I would love Howard Overman to give it a go.  Misfits is one of my favourite shows atm, and I also love his Merlin episodes :D


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Oh-Wise-One on January 07, 2011, 02:34:54 am
If I was to go with my 'absolute dream but never going to happen' writer then I would love to have Joss Whedon come in and do a two parter. A two parter specifically because his stories always take a little while to get off the ground but when they do they are little short of brilliant.

If I was to choose someone a little more realistic I would probably agree with Howard Overman


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Sandiwich11 on January 07, 2011, 04:03:34 am
Joss would also be a dream come true, or even Jane Espenson ;D


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Hyacathusarillistad on January 07, 2011, 04:14:01 am
I'd love to see Ken Follett write a historical story set in the middle ages. Anyone who's read his Kingsbridge duology - The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End - will know what I'm talking about for sure.


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Nyki on July 01, 2008, 09:23:18 am
Joss would be awesome.  Also, since he's written a DW novel, Mike Moorcock.


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Peri-Peri on January 08, 2011, 12:55:47 am
Much the same as the Dream Guest topic, who would you like to see write an episode or two in the future?  Personally I would love Howard Overman to give it a go.  Misfits is one of my favourite shows atm, and I also love his Merlin episodes :D

Howard Overman would be a brilliant choice. As would Michael Moorcock. I'm not original I know, but they are great choices.

Oh and Stephen Fry. Its been bugging me since his story didnt get made what he could have done with the Doctor so I think he should get another chance.


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Aneurin on January 09, 2011, 01:18:12 pm
Alan Ball. His writing is usually very dark but always brilliant


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Sandiwich11 on January 09, 2011, 03:00:15 pm
I'd love to see Ken Follett write a historical story set in the middle ages. Anyone who's read his Kingsbridge duology - The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End - will know what I'm talking about for sure.

YES!!  I hadn't thought of him at all :-[  Pillars of the Earth was outstanding, and is one of the reasons that I have faith that TW can be pulled off by Starz.

Oh and Stephen Fry. Its been bugging me since his story didnt get made what he could have done with the Doctor so I think he should get another chance.

He's a very busy man these days but I'd love him to find time to finally do a story too.  What's the novel he did about going back in time to make sure Hitler wasn't born, I forget.  Brilliant stuff thou ;D


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on January 09, 2011, 07:23:42 pm
I started a thread very similar to this a while back http://thedoctorinthetardis.freesmfhosting.com/index.php/topic,92.0.html

I always love the writing of P.J.Hammond (Sapphire and Steel) as well as the old romantic in me would love to see Terrance Dicks write just one more :)


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on January 09, 2011, 08:31:26 pm
Could I also chuck in Charlie Higson and Sebastian Foulkes... :)


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Sandiwich11 on January 09, 2011, 09:34:50 pm
Oh god, I'm sorry Chris :(  I will merge them, makes most sense.


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on January 12, 2011, 10:07:53 am
Oh god, I'm sorry Chris :(  I will merge them, makes most sense.

Great Minds Sandi, thats what it is ;)


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Amuro on January 12, 2011, 10:44:46 am
My absolute dream guest writer/director is actually reasonably possible: Edgar Wright. His writing/direction for Scott Pilgrim was awesome and he showed with Shaun of the Dead a brilliant ability to be serious AND funny when the time calls for it. Would love a comedy driven episode, and he would be the perfect person for it. Also, as his films tend to deal with different genres being lovingly aped, he would be a perfect fit for a genre specific Who akin to Talons etc. Visually, it could be brilliant also. He has said in an interview he would love to do it. Make it happen, Moff!


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Sandiwich11 on January 12, 2011, 03:13:40 pm
I'm totally up for Higson and Wright doing an episode, would be fantastic 8)


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on January 20, 2011, 10:08:03 am
Incidentally (and I think the least likely of any of the ones we've mentioned) - wouldn't it be nice to see RTD pen another one! I'd love to see his writing for MS and Amy :)


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on January 29, 2011, 11:07:32 am
I'm amazed I haven't thought of this before (and apologies if it is in the other threads) but what about J.K.Rowling. The darkness of the later Harry Potter books shows she can do 'adult-family' drama. I'd love to see what that imagination can come up with in the Whoniverse :)


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Exterminate on January 29, 2011, 11:55:19 am
RTD tried to get her for series 4 if I remember rightly, but she was 'too busy' or something.


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on January 29, 2011, 10:57:48 pm
RTD tried to get her for series 4 if I remember rightly, but she was 'too busy' or something.

Now you mention it, I think you are right. She was mentioned in dispatches. Perhaps 'too busy' was a euphemism for 'No thanks, Doctor Who isn't my bag baby.'

 


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Tardis-Console on January 30, 2011, 12:32:52 pm
Seriously, they asked JK Rowling? How awesome would it have been if she had said yes! I bet they will get her in the end


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on February 01, 2011, 06:51:05 pm
I'm not a great fan of comedy writers turning their hand to sci-fi (Simon Nye and Richard Curtis spring to mind) but I can't help thinking Ben Elton would do a real job for Nu-Who


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Roranicus on February 02, 2011, 05:27:14 pm
I'm not a great fan of comedy writers turning their hand to sci-fi (Simon Nye and Richard Curtis spring to mind) but I can't help thinking Ben Elton would do a real job for Nu-Who

I generally agree with much of what you say, but I have to leave you alone on this one. I'm not a big fan of most of his stuff and I find him as a person very unlikeable


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on February 03, 2011, 03:24:50 pm
I'm not a great fan of comedy writers turning their hand to sci-fi (Simon Nye and Richard Curtis spring to mind) but I can't help thinking Ben Elton would do a real job for Nu-Who

I generally agree with much of what you say, but I have to leave you alone on this one. I'm not a big fan of most of his stuff and I find him as a person very unlikeable

I will say, he is bottom of a very long list of 'famous' writers I would love to see (more for interest value than any great admiration of him) and if he doesn't do it then I won't lose any sleep. I still think my favourite would be P.J.Hammond followed by J.K Rowling


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Nyki on February 03, 2011, 06:57:42 pm
I don't know whether he's written for TV at all, but I'd love a story by Iain Banks (or Iain M Banks, his cunning alias when he writes SF).  He has the kind of boundless imagination that would suit DW well.


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on February 06, 2011, 11:49:15 am
I don't know whether he's written for TV at all, but I'd love a story by Iain Banks (or Iain M Banks, his cunning alias when he writes SF).  He has the kind of boundless imagination that would suit DW well.

Iain Banks is a great call :) I have another slightly off beam one for you - would love to see Steven Polyakoff given a shot - an awesome writer and he would bring real depth (not a sci-fi writer though)


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Nyki on February 07, 2011, 01:42:04 am
I'm sure Poliakoff could do a great character-driven story.


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: poprockgeek on April 07, 2011, 04:31:35 pm
I'm digging this up because I just read Jasper Fforde's novel 'The Eyre Affair' & whilst reading it I thought he might be able to pull off writing for DW. This was not least because his leading lady, Thursday Next, has a father who worked for the ChronoGuard (a kind of Time Agency) & is now a renegade who lives outside of normal time - having only read this first book so far I don't know what else he gets up to but in this one he is correcting errors in history (the work of revisionists) as well as trying to evade his pursuers. I also love the way he has real people interact with fictional characters.

First time I've read a new (to me) author & had one of those 'ooh you might be able to write Who' moments - shows how big a part of my life this show has become in the last year or so I guess!  :)


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: Vampyros Adric on April 07, 2011, 06:59:26 pm
I'm digging this up because I just read Jasper Fforde's novel 'The Eyre Affair' & whilst reading it I thought he might be able to pull off writing for DW. This was not least because his leading lady, Thursday Next, has a father who worked for the ChronoGuard (a kind of Time Agency) & is now a renegade who lives outside of normal time - having only read this first book so far I don't know what else he gets up to but in this one he is correcting errors in history (the work of revisionists) as well as trying to evade his pursuers. I also love the way he has real people interact with fictional characters.

First time I've read a new (to me) author & had one of those 'ooh you might be able to write Who' moments - shows how big a part of my life this show has become in the last year or so I guess!  :)
That sounds right up my street - when I start to read for pleasure again I will make sure to check that out.


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: thefifthdoctor on April 08, 2011, 07:49:08 am
I imagine folk are probably queuing up to write for Who these days.

With that said, perhaps the addition of legends like Jane Espenson on Torchwood will entice some of the cream of the US crop to offer their services?
Espenson herself, Ronald D Moore, David Fury etc - as long as (and sorry to chuck in a negative here) Helen Raynor isn't allowed to destroy another 2 parter I'd be fine with who they use.

I think I'd also love to see what RTD did with a stand alone ep - even if he does still think the toclafane was a good finale!  :P


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: 2cajuman2 on April 08, 2011, 08:03:30 am
I'd rather Paul Cornell to RTD though... 8)


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: missadric2 on April 11, 2011, 04:20:17 pm
Hum toughy that I like the joss whedon idea but I don't know, I think one of the book authors should have a go like e.g off the top of my head oli smith but maybe not I don't really know :/ its a tough question


Title: Re: Assuming they'd say yes.. Other new writers for DW
Post by: The Cyber Mistress on January 31, 2013, 03:33:39 pm
Jane Espenson. The work she has done in the US, on pretty much every cult show going, makes her more than capable of the job. She even wrote for TW I think.