The Torchwood Institute - A Doctor Who and Torchwood Blog

Monday, March 24, 2008

Amusing Doctor Who is everywhere...

This might not be meaningful for everyone, but I'm terribly amused that Neil Gaiman can make jokes about the depths of Steve Manfred's Doctor Who knowledge.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Next Month!

We've got the shortest delay between the UK airing of Doctor Who and the Sci Fi channel airing of the series.

It'll start on BBC One in April 5th, and it'll be on Sci Fi by the end of the month.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Why Father's Day was ahead of its time...

It got here before everyone else on the internet did.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

a twenty year plan

One of the things that Russell says in an upcoming interview with SFX is that there's literally a 20 year plan for Doctor Who. That doesn't mean that Russell will be Executive Producer for life -- that's not what he said -- just that he's well aware that Doctor Who is a 45 year old franchise, and really *should* be around forever. And it is worth the BBC making plans now about how to continually keep it fresh.

I'd be curious how other franchises that could well be around several decades from now are managed, and if that sort of thought is given -- we can assume there will be a Superman or Spider-Man in twenty years. The Disney characters will still be around in twenty years. There will probably be a Star Trek and a James Bond.

I think what's unusual is that this is one of the few times I've heard the story runner actually think about how to keep the concept fresh over that long sort of run -- perhaps that's because of the BBC's public ownership, but it's still something that I think is fascinating to think about.