Published on July 29th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett
Neil Gaiman Runs Out of Cash
Neil Gaiman has reached a point that many first time Doctor Who writers come to when creating their script for the show, in terms of his imagination on the page and the budget that has been allocated for the episode not merging well!
The writer has been blogging recently about his experiences when writing for Doctor Who:
“The wonderful thing about books and comics is your budget is infinite: it costs the same to draw one thing as another, to write one thing as anotherâ€¦Thatâ€™s not true of television, where a budget might stretch to prosthetics or CGI, but not bothâ€¦
“Truthfully, Iâ€™m not grumbling, Iâ€™m loving writing Doctor Who, and so far, each draft really has been better than the one before.”
His final draft is almost complete and should commence filming soon. Itâ€™s also worth noting that Neilâ€™s episode is rumoured to be â€œepisode 3â€ of the 2011 series of Doctor Who.