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Published on June 21st, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

The Who That Never Was

Over the years, Doctor Who has produced hundreds of hours of quality television pouring through TV signals and into our living rooms where we’ve been constantly amazed by this wonderful show. But as with all TV shows, some ideas never made it to production and other ideas headed out into other formats such as spin-offs and movies which ultimately never saw the light of day.

The good people at Den of Geek have therefore decided to compile a list of said ideas that never were.

Fill your head with possibilities and visit strange alternate universes where a third Peter Cushing Dalek movie was made from an adaptation of the 1965 television story The Chase. Wonder a the possibility of what may have happened if Terry Nation’s Dalek spin-off for the USA, The Destroyers, had managed to be adapted for television rather than languishing for forty-odd years before Big Finish decided to step in.

A whole host of other ideas are talked about as well. Doctor Who Meets Scratchman, the movie idea that was written by Tom Baker and an Ian Marter when they were starring in the show, the aborted series twenty three and twenty seven, the Doctor Who cartoon, the aborted 30th anniversary episode The Dark Dimension, the American remake (that would have surely ruined the show entirely!) and a bunch of ideas from the Russell T Davies era (that’s already “an era” now!) that never made it into the light of day.

Head over to Den of Geek to get the full lowdown.

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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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