You may have seen that IDW recently published a book (see above) called GRANT MORRISON’S DR WHO, collecting some of the scribe’s work on the DR WHO comic from back in the 1980s (hence the use of Doctors number six and seven).
Well, that was the past. But what about the future? MTV Splash Page talked to Morrison about his desire to do work with the iconic British character in the future.
“If I was going to do it, I’d probably do the television version,” Morrison said. “That would be the thing to see. ‘Doctor Who’ for me was always about drama. It was about actually watching it on the television, and the fact that in Britain it was kind of a Saturday night ritual thing was a very primitive, sitting-around-the-campfire kind of feeling. I think that’s the aspect that I always liked: the fact that kids would be terrified, but at the same time, parents would watch it, and they would be able explain to the kids what it was they were terrified about.
Morrison’s feelings on the show seem to echo those of new showrunner Steven Moffat. Maybe that’s a good sign. We’ve already heard the “Neil Gaiman to write an episode” rumors for months now. Could Morrison be the next comics scribe to take a shot at David Tennant (assuming he’s still the Doctor) and his next companion?
posted by Mark Coale