On Stephen Fry and Doctor Who

Stephen Fry is in talks to write an episode of Doctor Who.

Intriguing news, this is. I’ve enjoyed Fry’s novels. He’s clearly a science fiction fan to judge by Making History, and he’s certainly a fan of Doctor Who in particular. He gave a fantastic performance in the Doctor Who audio, Death Comes to Time, and my fervent wish coming out of Death Comes to Time was that the spin-off series based on his character, the Minister of Chance, would happen. Sadly, it hasn’t.

While I’d love to see Fry appear in the program, reprising his role as the Minister perhaps, I can only wonder what tricks Fry might have up his sleeve as a writer. Might the Doctor encounter Professor Trefusis? Or knowing of Fry’s love for Sherlock Holmes, might the TARDIS pay a visit to 221B Baker Street? Hopefully we’ll know, but likely not until 2007.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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