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Published on February 8th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

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No More Past Doctors?

Interestingly, the BBC have restricted use of former incarnations of the Doctor in IDW-published comic books, apparently citing actor-likeness issues…

Reported by io9.com in their article concerning Tony Lee’s confirmation yesterday at the New York ComicCon that he is penning a new series of Doctor Who comics for IDW, this is an interesting stance to take from the BBC, and as yet it isn’t clear exactly which actor’s likeness has been called into questi

Meanwhile Tony Lee – the writer of IDW’s Doctor Who: The Forgotten series – has given the BBC "a massive six thousand word pitch" covering the new comic book series as well as reasons against using existing companions:

If you do a new Martha story everybody knows how it ends [but w]ith new companions, you can do things people don’t know.

…Tony Lee plans instead to pitch the Doctor into situations with existing famous historical characters, new villains, returning villains and at least one exciting new companion for the series currently set for a July launch.

 

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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