Man, this bugs us!
In a recent article in the U.K.-based Telegraph, Russell T. Davies, the man who brought us the 21st Century DOCTOR WHO, creating not just a fan fave but the biggest cash cow in BBC telly history, explains why he moved to the U.S. and then returned recently to the U.K. and also fills us in on his part in upcoming DOCTOR WHO 50th anniversary festivities:
“Don’t ask me about the 50th anniversary [in November 2013], because it’s nothing to do with me,” he says. “I’m just a happy viewer now. This’ll teach me though – I did ask BBC Books if they fancied a graphic novel, and they went, ‘No’. I sat here thinking, I could write a graphic novel, I could even draw the graphic novel, that’d be brilliant… No. There we are then, I tried.”
These aren’t the words of a happy camper, and Neil Midgley, the writer of the Telegraph article describes them this way:
And Davies is also, he says hotly, not doing anything for Doctor Who.
Carumba! We could’ve had a DOCTOR WHO graphic novel by RTD? And the idiots at the Beeb turned him down? It’s a plot, isn’t it? It’s Steven Moffatt’s fault, right? Protecting his turf? The turf RTD handed over to him? Yikes!
Learn this lesson well, children. If Russell T. Davies and his idea for the Doctor can be rejected, anyone can. And will be. Oh, the humanity!