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14/03/2005 2:38 PM

Ninth doctor Novels

How will that work?? I would like to get a writer's perspective for the series.
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"Stephen Wilson"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

14/03/2005 8:10 PM

"The Doctor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> How will that work?? I would like to get a writer's perspective for the
> series.

It will work the same way as the New Adventures worked for the 7th Doctor.
And it will work the same way as the Eighth Doctor Adventures worked for the
8th Doctor. All clear?

dT

[email protected] (The Doctor)

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

15/03/2005 6:59 AM

In article <[email protected]>,
Stephen Wilson <[email protected]> wrote:
>"The Doctor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>
>> How will that work?? I would like to get a writer's perspective for the
>> series.
>
>It will work the same way as the New Adventures worked for the 7th Doctor.
>And it will work the same way as the Eighth Doctor Adventures worked for the
>8th Doctor. All clear?
>

Clear. I want to pick up my copy of Rose ASAP.
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"Brax"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

17/03/2005 12:33 PM

"Nigel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Shannon Patrick Sullivan typed:
>
> > Long ago in an English winter, The Doctor said:
> >> Clear. I want to pick up my copy of Rose ASAP.
> >
> > No, Dave, these aren't novelisations -- these are original novels.
>
> lol .. he's hard work isn't he :-)

talking of hard work, I'd imagine that there are fans out there who're
ready and waiting to novelise the episodes, just as they novelised the
Adams and Saward gaps in our Target collections.

Hmm, talking of which, are these online somewhere? I'd love to read
them. Alternatively, are there any hard-copies for sale, though
personally I'd prefer e-books to hard copies any day.

Brax

nN

[email protected] (Nicholas Fitzpatrick)

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

17/03/2005 9:22 PM

In article <[email protected]>,
Shannon Patrick Sullivan <[email protected]> wrote:
>Long ago in an English winter, Nicholas Fitzpatrick said:
>> Well this solves the whole Season 27/Series 1 debate doesn't it.
>> Dalek Masterplan (which was untitled on the screen) was Series V
>
>*Serial* V. Tsk. :-)

Hey, I tried.

Nick

SP

Shannon Patrick Sullivan

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

14/03/2005 3:44 PM

Long ago in an English winter, The Doctor said:
> How will that work??
>
What do you mean? They'll work just like any other novel.

Shannon

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"FuzzWolf"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

14/03/2005 5:52 PM

"Shannon Patrick Sullivan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Long ago in an English winter, The Doctor said:
>> How will that work??
>>
> What do you mean? They'll work just like any other novel.
>
> Shannon

Ha ha, your book opens...like this!

Ahhhh.

Bb

"Brax"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

15/03/2005 1:18 AM

"Stephen Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "The Doctor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>
> > How will that work?? I would like to get a writer's perspective for
the
> > series.
>
> It will work the same way as the New Adventures worked for the 7th
Doctor.
> And it will work the same way as the Eighth Doctor Adventures worked
for the
> 8th Doctor. All clear?

No, for once Yads has asked a very pertinent question, one that I've
been wondering for a while but haven't actually asked about yet (mainly
forgetting when I'm online, only wondering about it when in the shower
or somewhere).

This is, the NAs happened after the end of the TV series and befor the
TVM, and the EDAs happened after the TVM and before the New Series.
That's simple enough, but with the NDAs it gets a bit more complicated
than that as it seems that the episodes will end on moments of high
tension (akin to the Hartnell inter-story cliffhangers) and there's an
ongoing story through the 13 episodes.

Now, where do the books fit in? They're going to be from the first
season but they can't happen (or so it would appear before actually
watching the new series on telly) between the episodes so the question
is when do they fit in?

Personally i think they should be written featuring the first season
Doctor and Rose and leave all the fitting-in to the Kanon-Keepers (to
coin a phrase)

Brax

nN

[email protected] (Nicholas Fitzpatrick)

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

17/03/2005 4:07 PM

In article <[email protected]>, Brax <[email protected]> wrote:
>"Shannon Patrick Sullivan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>>
>> Ah, I hadn't heard that, but it's interesting news if so.
>
>http://makeashorterlink.com/?O226262BA for Rob's message.

Ah, that's interesting. Here's a better URL for Rob Shearman's post:
http://google.ca/[email protected]

So we are looking more like a single 13-part serial. I guess we have
had a 12-parter before, 13 with Mission to the Unknown. Individual
episode titles, different writers, reoccurring characters ...

Well this solves the whole Season 27/Series 1 debate doesn't it.
Dalek Masterplan (which was untitled on the screen) was Series V, and part
of Season 3. (and part of the third production block, though Mission to
the Unknown was part of the second production block)

These new 13 episodes are Series 1, which is also Season 27.

Now all we need to know what the name of the entire 13 episodes is
supposed to be!

Oh, they'll be arguing this for years, won't they. Sit back, watch the
show, enjoy it, buy the DVD and the books ... and don't sweat it. :-)

Nick

dT

[email protected] (The Doctor)

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

14/03/2005 11:01 PM

In article <[email protected]>,
Shannon Patrick Sullivan <[email protected]> wrote:
>Long ago in an English winter, The Doctor said:
>> How will that work??
>>
>What do you mean? They'll work just like any other novel.
>

Well it is the next one I purchased once it comes out. Still I have to
finish some Troughton & Hartnells.
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SP

Shannon Patrick Sullivan

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

15/03/2005 1:57 PM

Long ago in an English winter, Brax said:
> There's going to be cliffhanger endings between stories, isn't there?
> That's what Rob Shearman indicated, saying that there's moments of high
> tension at the close of every episode (justifying the 'cliffhanger
> sting' in a thread about it a while back)

Ah, I hadn't heard that, but it's interesting news if so. Of course, we
have a legion of MAs/PDAs which are set in gaps that don't actually exist,
so I'm not too worried about figuring out where the NDAs "fit".

Shannon

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"Brax"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

17/03/2005 1:29 PM

"Emmemm" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> If all the stories return to earth, and there are peaceful interludes
> with Rose adn the Doctor back at her mum's/boyfriend's (maybe
> mid-episode, if eps end on cliffhangers), then stories can be slotted
> into those breaks.

There could be a running joke concerning Mrs Tyler looking up the stairs
apprehensively at the sound of strange wheezing groaning sounds coming
from Rose's bedroom...

Brax

IM

Ian Moore

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

17/03/2005 3:23 PM

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 12:27:03 -0600, "Brax" <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>There's going to be cliffhanger endings between stories, isn't there?
>That's what Rob Shearman indicated, saying that there's moments of high
>tension at the close of every episode (justifying the 'cliffhanger
>sting' in a thread about it a while back)

Doctor:"Eee by gum. That's t'daleks sorted oot. Now for a nice barm
cake, some Lancashire hot-pot and a pint o bitter"
Rose:"Doctor Doctor, come quickly"
Doctor:"Ecky thump pet. Whever is the matter our kid?"
Rose:"......We've ran out of toilet paper"

CUE CLIFFHANGER STING
ROLL CREDITS.

It's only a matter of time before RTD offers me a job, I'm sure ;o)

GG

[email protected] (Greylock)

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

18/03/2005 4:21 PM

Last episode "Brax" <[email protected]> said:
>talking of hard work, I'd imagine that there are fans out there who're
>ready and waiting to novelise the episodes, just as they novelised the
>Adams and Saward gaps in our Target collections.
>Hmm, talking of which, are these online somewhere? I'd love to read
>them. Alternatively, are there any hard-copies for sale, though
>personally I'd prefer e-books to hard copies any day.

Hard copies are for sale via the NZ DW fan club. I forget the name (though
I think they may do a fanzine called Time Space Visualizer) but I am
looking at plugging the gap in my (now almost complete) collection as well.

You can also buy them off-the-shelf in Melbourne.

Myself, I haven't seen them - so I'm wondering if they're bound like the
old Target novels. That would be a nice touch.

I'm also wondering if they'll Target-ise the new series. I suppose there
isn't such a great need now as there was in the early 1980s, but I can't
help hankering for that.





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"I can't tell the pots from the kettles any more."

SP

Shannon Patrick Sullivan

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

15/03/2005 8:06 AM

Long ago in an English winter, The Doctor said:
> Clear. I want to pick up my copy of Rose ASAP.

No, Dave, these aren't novelisations -- these are original novels.

Shannon

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SP

Shannon Patrick Sullivan

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

17/03/2005 5:15 PM

Long ago in an English winter, Nicholas Fitzpatrick said:
> Well this solves the whole Season 27/Series 1 debate doesn't it.
> Dalek Masterplan (which was untitled on the screen) was Series V

*Serial* V. Tsk. :-)

Shannon

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"Neil Sullivan"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

17/03/2005 6:24 PM

"Nicholas Fitzpatrick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> Ah, that's interesting. Here's a better URL for Rob Shearman's post:
> http://google.ca/[email protected]
>
> So we are looking more like a single 13-part serial.

Everyone's suddenly talking about cliffhangers at the end of every episode,
but it's the first I've heard of it. All Rob Shearman said in his post was
that every episode ends on a moment of high tension: that doesn't
necessarily mean it's a cliffhanger leading into the next episode.

Oh well, we'll soon find out! :-)

Neil.

Gg

"GuyClapperton"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

18/03/2005 3:28 AM

If you're happy for RTD and the team to have a single-part nervous
breakdown I'm sure that could be arranged...

Bb

"Brax"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

18/03/2005 12:28 AM

"Nicholas Fitzpatrick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hey, I tried.

I wonder if we'll get a twenty-six parter next year?

Or even a twenty-two parter? :o)

Brax

SP

Shannon Patrick Sullivan

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

15/03/2005 6:20 AM

Long ago in an English winter, Brax said:
> Now, where do the books fit in? They're going to be from the first
> season but they can't happen (or so it would appear before actually
> watching the new series on telly) between the episodes so the question
> is when do they fit in?

Why can't they happen between the episodes?

Shannon

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Bb

"Brax"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

15/03/2005 12:27 PM

"Shannon Patrick Sullivan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Long ago in an English winter, Brax said:
> > Now, where do the books fit in? They're going to be from the first
> > season but they can't happen (or so it would appear before actually
> > watching the new series on telly) between the episodes so the
question
> > is when do they fit in?
>
> Why can't they happen between the episodes?

There's going to be cliffhanger endings between stories, isn't there?
That's what Rob Shearman indicated, saying that there's moments of high
tension at the close of every episode (justifying the 'cliffhanger
sting' in a thread about it a while back)

Brax

Gg

"GuyClapperton"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

18/03/2005 3:26 AM

Indeed, and I suspect it's only the fans who are going to worry anyway
- to the vast majority of the public they'll be seen as standalone
stories, the end, full stop, or period in America. We'll agonise over
where they fit but hey, that's our bag...

Regards
Guy

Bb

"Brax"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

18/03/2005 12:41 PM

"GuyClapperton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Indeed, and I suspect it's only the fans who are going to worry anyway
> - to the vast majority of the public they'll be seen as standalone
> stories, the end, full stop, or period in America. We'll agonise over
> where they fit but hey, that's our bag...

That's all part of the fun anyway ;o)

Brax
(listening to loads of CDs he owned from when the TVM came out - "Reef:
Glow" and "Blur: Parklife" amongst this afternoon's playlist :o)

Ef

"Emmemm"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

15/03/2005 6:29 PM

Brax wrote:
> "Shannon Patrick Sullivan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Long ago in an English winter, Brax said:
>>> Now, where do the books fit in? They're going to be from the first
>>> season but they can't happen (or so it would appear before actually
>>> watching the new series on telly) between the episodes so the
>>> question is when do they fit in?
>>
>> Why can't they happen between the episodes?
>
> There's going to be cliffhanger endings between stories, isn't there?
> That's what Rob Shearman indicated, saying that there's moments of
> high tension at the close of every episode (justifying the
> 'cliffhanger sting' in a thread about it a while back)
>
> Brax

If all the stories return to earth, and there are peaceful interludes
with Rose adn the Doctor back at her mum's/boyfriend's (maybe
mid-episode, if eps end on cliffhangers), then stories can be slotted
into those breaks.
--
Frank
"Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much
fraternizing with the enemy." - Henry Kissinger

Bb

"Brax"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

18/03/2005 12:27 AM

"Nicholas Fitzpatrick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> So we are looking more like a single 13-part serial. I guess we have
> had a 12-parter before, 13 with Mission to the Unknown. Individual
> episode titles, different writers, reoccurring characters ...

No more than the classic series' season 1 was a forty-two parter.

> Well this solves the whole Season 27/Series 1 debate doesn't it.

How does it?

> Dalek Masterplan (which was untitled on the screen) was Series V, and
part
> of Season 3. (and part of the third production block, though Mission
to
> the Unknown was part of the second production block)

And this is related to the current discussion how?

> These new 13 episodes are Series 1, which is also Season 27.

Your point, please?

> Now all we need to know what the name of the entire 13 episodes is
> supposed to be!

Try "Doctor Who". Has a kind of ring to it, doesn't it? :o)

> Oh, they'll be arguing this for years, won't they. Sit back, watch
the
> show, enjoy it, buy the DVD and the books ... and don't sweat it. :-)

I dearly hope this smiley of yours encompassed the entire mail :o)

You're right though, the whole season 27 argument will last for years.
I'll only start to use it for this new series if the new series fails,
then it'd trult merit the description of season 27, which has failure
written all over it.

Brax

Ng

"Nigel"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

15/03/2005 1:51 PM

Shannon Patrick Sullivan typed:

> Long ago in an English winter, The Doctor said:
>> Clear. I want to pick up my copy of Rose ASAP.
>
> No, Dave, these aren't novelisations -- these are original novels.
>
> Shannon

lol .. he's hard work isn't he :-)

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Bb

"Brax"

in reply to [email protected] (The Doctor) on 14/03/2005 2:38 PM

17/03/2005 1:29 PM

"Shannon Patrick Sullivan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:d17en7[email protected]
> Long ago in an English winter, Brax said:
> > There's going to be cliffhanger endings between stories, isn't
there?
> > That's what Rob Shearman indicated, saying that there's moments of
high
> > tension at the close of every episode (justifying the 'cliffhanger
> > sting' in a thread about it a while back)
>
> Ah, I hadn't heard that, but it's interesting news if so.

http://makeashorterlink.com/?O226262BA for Rob's message.

> Of course, we
> have a legion of MAs/PDAs which are set in gaps that don't actually
exist,
> so I'm not too worried about figuring out where the NDAs "fit".

I'm not too worried either, I was mainly jumping to Yad's defence -
people assumed the question was ludicrous when it was in-fact valid

Brax


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