Ask any Whovian how, if given the chance, they would make changes or alterations in the course of Doctor Who, and every last one of us would begin on a litany of hypothetical ‘tweaks’ without much hesitation. Whovians are by every definition of ‘fanaticism’ rather passionate about the program they adore, and like any proud family member, want to see if thrive and succeed in even greater ways than it already does. But would an episode appearance of K-9 being voiced by Gilbert Gottfried really add to the show’s legacy? Is a noxious return of the Slitheen really in the best interest of the program?
This week, we and our loyal listeners don the showrunner’s mantle for the sake of argument, and discuss what small steering adjustments we might make to Doctor Who to date, and yet-to-come, to see how such modifications might impact the show either in its history or its future development. Being time-travel enthusiasts, you know you’ll have to watch for the Butterfly Effect when making any casting or plot tweaks, no matter how seemingly innocuous. So prepare to play a few rounds of “What If”, the Doctor Who Edition.
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- Moffat on a Female Doctor and Marvel Actors
- Moffat Interview with Jaci Stephen
- Murray Gold on Creating Music for Doctor Who
- Peter Capaldi’s Day Out at the Doctor Who Experience