I’ve just learned that Michael Grade hates Doctor Who so much that when he came back to the BBC in 2004 as Chairman, he had Director General Mark Thompson actually ask Jane Tranter (at the time Controller of Drama Commissioning and one of the people responsible for making New Who happen) if they could stop production.
If you didn’t think every Who fan ever should hate this man before, you had better now
I had to source check this, and it turns out that Jane Tranter defied Grade and deliberately lied about audience research to stop him from pulling the plug again.
So Doctor Who fans ought to celebrate Jane Tranter as one of the people who stuck her neck out to save Doctor Who:
Finding that article (while looking for info on Tranter) is actually what led me to hunt down the DWM :D It’s a really fascinating article/interview.
It’s unfortunate - Jane Tranter’s contributions to the resurrection of Who are seriously undervalued by fandom, if not often overlooked altogether (same with Lorraine Heggessey and, to a lesser extent, Julie Gardner).
I’m laughing up a storm right now XD
I shouldn’t find this funny. But I do. THIS IS HILARIOUS THANK YOU WHOEVER MADE THIS
Companion sketch #52: Evelyn Smythe
I finally drew all four of them!
I should be asleep right now instead of drawing this help me they’ve taken over my life.
Classic Who // New Who Parallels → Part 202
I would do a bigger giveaway, but this is all I can do for now because of college. Giveaway ends Monday September 8, and winners will be chosen the 9th. You need to have your ask box on, follow me, and reblog this post. likes only count as second entries. reblog as many times as you like. If this gets popular enough I may give out 15 more shiny mews. The huge giveaways will resume when college ends.
"what’s your gender"
*opens a folder titled “pictures of cool dragons”*
The Ultimate Time Lord: Peter’s like the annoyed older brother, Sylv and Colin are the troublesome middle children who can’t shut up, and Paul’s the kid brother who watches the ridiculous antics of his siblings with rapt attention.
I need this with the passion of a thousand burning skies.
Even when he doesn’t have the crowded TARDIS, he still has the crowded TARDIS
maybe they were just trying to make him feel at home