Doctor Who News Former Doctor Who Showrunner Russell T Davies

Published on January 17th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

RTD’s Aliens Vs. Wizards

…or for those with a lack of an imagination: ‘It’s Harry Potter meets Doctor Who!’ Creating conflict between Merlin and Martians Russell T. Davies has assembled The Sarah Jane Adventures team for an intergalactic punch up in this new CBBC channel adventure series Aliens Vs. Wizards!

The exclamation mark is mine but it might as well be there for this promises to be the ultimate bit of playground synergy smack down since, well, the Doctor and the Daleks.

According to his agency page Davies is listed as co-creator along with fellow SJA/Doctor Who alumni Phil Ford – while Bleeding Cool, quoting a BBC insider, also list Gareth Roberts and Joseph Lidster’s involvement in the twelve two-part half hour episodes.

What’s more the second series of this Wands Vs. Ray Guns showdown has already been commissioned by the BBC before the first series has been officially announced.

With precious little else to go on other than that awesome title it would be churlish to start saying it might be another case of Cowboys & Aliens – where two previous genres meet to almost universal yawns – so here’s hoping that Davies and his team more than deliver on that mouth-watering concept.

Aliens Vs. Wizards won’t be featured on Kasterborous, but our sister site Cult Britannia will be casting an eye over it from time to time…

 

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




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