Well, for one brief, shining moment anyway:
Yeppers, it’s DOCTOR WHO’s Doctor and NOT INSPECTOR SPACETIME’s Not Inspector Spacetime, making each other’s acquaintance at last.
Found on Tumblr by one of TVWriter™’s favorite minions, good ole Minion 42.
And, speaking of Not Inspector Spacetime, creator Travis Richey contacted us awhile ago to clear up some intellectual property rights questions about his show, which,even though it’s no longer part of COMMUNITY (quick quiz: What do Dan Harmon and the Inspector have in common?) can be found alive and well HERE.
Inasmuch as we figure that our visitors are as into all things having to do with creating/writing television as we are, here’s what Trav had to say:
As to the comment you received…, the copyright concerns boil down to the fact that community created exactly 4 things: The title “Inspector Spacetime”, the look of the character, Constable Reggie, and Blorgons.
We had already decided not to use Constable Reggie once we knew we’d have to make the series ourselves, and Blorgons were traded out for a fan-created menace in the form of Circuit Chaps. The simple fact of the matter is that I did not want to fight with one of my favorite shows. So we decided NOT to use the title “Inspector Spacetime” (even though you can’t actually copyright a title), and we changed the look of the character (even though a trench coat would be called scenes a faire in a copyright context – same with the BOOTH)
Everything else in the web series is the complete invention of myself and my writing partner and the fans. So we are pretty much completely free, legally-speaking, to create whatever we like.
I didn’t work out any deal with NBC or Sony. All I ever got was one phone call after i wrote a letter to a lawyer at Sony (it’s on the Facebook page if you want to read it)….
Though I must say, I’d LOVE if they came to me and wanted us to make official Inspector Spacetime episodes. I think the internet would explode a little. They could even have Season 1. All they’d need to do would be to create a new opening title sequence.
And there you have it, an Official TVWriter™ Exclusive about one of our Fanboy Obsessions. (And, you, Trav, have our biggest aplogies for taking so bloody long to get this article up. Everything was going along great till these weird dalek-blorgon thingies attacked and then…)