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Published on December 22nd, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

What is… The Chattath Factor?

As part of their original story run, Fineline Productions have released a new Doctor Who adventure called The Chattath Factor.

Written by Will Hadcroft, the story has been in development for a very long time now, work actually beginning on it in 2002. Finally, the piece is finished and ready for you to enjoy. The plot harkens back to Doctor Who in its “old school” days and the plot revolves around:

“An inhuman creature is stalking the English countryside, leaving murder in its wake. The Doctor and Jenny arrive to investigate, but before long the Doctor is fighting for his life in the home of a dangerous scientific radical, whilst Jenny and the local vicar are besieged by creatures driven by the darkest passions.”

Talking about his influences whilst writing the story, Will Hadcroft cited Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks as two major resources:

“I watched the Reeltime Myth Makers videos interviewing Barry and Terrance to remind myself how they went about putting a story together.  It wasn’t that the writer should lecture the viewer/listener about a moral point or some political issue, but rather choose a theme that served as a foundation to the story and stick to it… ”

Director and Producer Gareth Preston was also keen to comment:

“This is in part a homage to the Philip Hinchcliffe/Robert Holmes era of the programme, a period myself and Will are very fond of. Probably the biggest challenge production-wise was getting the sound of the monsters right. Hope you like them.”

Part one of this very special adventure is available to download now at the Fineline Productions website with part two due to be released in the early part of 2011.

(Via GallifreyNewsBase)

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!




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