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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


  1. I would love to see a Grant Morrison episode of DOCTOR WHO. His style would probably mesh pretty well with Steven Moffat’s, but I dread the possibility that Morrison could bring Jamie McCrimmon back only to kill him off. (See the upcoming GRANT MORRISON’S DOCTOR WHO #2)

    Oh, and at last report, Tennant will continue on as the Tenth Doctor for Series Five in 2010. Here’s hoping that long-rumored DOCTOR WHO motion picture clause is included in his new contract.

  2. Growing up in Omaha, Iowa Public Television would show COMPLETE storylines every Saturday night at 10 pm.
    um… what other versions are there besides the television version?
    and not to criticize anyone, but the idea of Grant Morrison writing ANY licensed character is cool.

  3. well, he’s written comics. The article asks about him writing a novel. There’s the proposed movie version.

    there are also the radio plays now (and the Big Finish audios).

  4. There are plenty of radio adventures, including at least one that can be found on the Beeb’s Who website. Indeed, BBC Radio 7 are broadcasting stories starring Paul McGann rayt neaw.


  5. God, what an appalling thought – though a BBC script editor wouldn’t allow him to get away with as much wanking as comics editors do.

  6. Sorry… Forgot about all that. The Beeb has a great line of audiobooks, including the forthcoming Complete Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy!

  7. Isn’t there currently an animated tv series out in the U.K? I think the first season comes out on DVD at the end of this month!

    Morrison should tackle Torchwood instead.