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Doctor Who gets animated

by Richard Keller, posted Jan 29th 2007 4:44PM

The Doctor and Martha get animatedWell, more animated than he usually is. We're talking about pen-on-paper (or cursor-on-monitor) animation here for current Doctor David Tennant and his trusty sidekick Martha (played by Freema Agyeman).

They will both star in a new 13-part animated adventure 'The Infinite Quest' for the second series of BBC's Totally Doctor Who. In the cartoon Martha and The Doctor will follow a trail of clues to find the location of the Infinite, a legendary lost spaceship. The series will take place during Doctor Who's upcoming third series (known as season to us across the pond).

Also starring with Tennant and Agyeman will be Anthony Head, who portrayed evil headmaster Mr. Finch in last season's episode 'School Reunion'. This time around he will be voicing the character of Baltazar - Scourge of the Galaxy. Hm, that title sounds catchy. Maybe it should be the new slogan for TV Squad.

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Dewan Terrance

Ha, We Never Get Anything Good Here In The States, I think an animated Doctor Who would go over well here as well, it'll make it over here trust me, they'll want the revenue it would generate, they could have started off will Rose, LOL, but I will settle for Martha Jones

February 01 2007 at 7:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Many of those "lost" episodes of classic Dr. Who have been reconstructed, apparently by fans who formed a company called Loose Cannon Productions, using the audio tracks and still images. What results looks like a slide show with a running audio track, but they can still be fun to watch. You can get copies on VHS tape (yeah, I know, VHS...) by sending blank tapes to one of the listed dub sites at http://www.recons.com

I've never used their services personally, although I've watched part of the reconstruction of Marco Polo and it's more entertaining than I thought it would be. Granted, fully animated cartoon versions would be far better, but hey, it's better than nothing.

January 29 2007 at 11:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Akbar Fazil

Well so far all I heard was that they were doing it to two parts of a multi part story. They will probably only do it for the more famous / important stories because cartoons aren't cheap.

January 29 2007 at 10:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That's why you have to love Doctor Who and the culture behind it. The show today is nothing like the show of the sixties (as I'm learning by watching on various websites) but the new series draw upon this rich mythology. I'm really eager to see these animated cartoons, which will be available to those of us in the US, one way or the other.

January 29 2007 at 9:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Akbar Fazil


That sounds awesome. The famous story you are reffering to is the BBC in the 60s and 70s decided to clear out alot of the back catalog in the vaults and a large percentage of older Doctor Who got destroyed (along with other programs). Many copies of episodes have turned up in private collectors hands or from foreign broadcasts but to this day there are many episodes that will never ever be seen again as they were originally broadcast. (see here for more details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_missing_episodes)
Supposedly every episode does exist in audio format in some way or another so hopefully they will be able to make all of these into cartoons.

January 29 2007 at 5:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Something we will never seen in the States.

And they are supposedly redoing a couble literally lost episodes into cartoons. they lost the film of a couble episodes in some famous story, but have the audio so they are gonig back and making cartoons out of them so release on DVD.

January 29 2007 at 5:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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