The Scream of the Shalka
Speaking of Paul Cornell, did you know he actually helmed a Doctor Who series? Released in 2003, The Scream of the Shalka was meant to be the official continuation of the show. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary, Shalka was the first officially licensed and fully animated Doctor Who story. It was released for web and featured a different Ninth Doctor, played by Richard E. Grant, who would later play the Great Intelligence in The Snowmen, The Bells of St. John, and The Name of the Doctor. He also played the “Conceited Doctor” in 1999’s spoof The Curse of Fatal Death. Derek Jacobi played the Master, and he would go on to play a different version of the character in 2007’s Utopia.
Richard E. Grant’s tenure as the Doctor was cut short after two years, however, as Russell T. Davies managed to get a Doctor Who revival off the ground and released Rose in 2005. The revived TV show completely ignored the events of The Scream of the Shalka. Shame.
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