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Russell T. Davies Considered Star Trek Pastiche For 2009 Doctor Who Easter Special January 10, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Sci-Fi,Trek Franchise , trackback

In 2005 Russell T. Davies successfully re-invented the classic BBC sci-fi series the Doctor Who for a whole new generation. A newly updated book by Davies about his time with the series reveals all sorts of interesting tidbits, one of which is that he considered making the 2009 Easter Special a ‘Star Trek pastiche’, and that isn’t the only Trek link discussed. Details below. 

 

Davies and his almost Trek – Who connections
"Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale", written by Davies and Benjamin Cook, was first published in 2008, but a newly expanded version comes out on January 21st (January 15th in the UK). The new edition covers Davies entire tenure now that he has moved on from the Who-verse. Our friends at the UK SFX magazine have a preview of "20 things they learned" from the book, which includes these little tidbits:

4. Yet another [idea for the 2009 Easter Special] was a kind of Star Trek pastiche – essentially “the Doctor on board the Enterprise, puncturing all that Starfleet pomposity with this sheer Doctor-ness”.

5. Speaking of which, back in 2004, a Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover was seriously on their list of plans, until Enterprise was axed.

Davies spoke more about the possible Who/Trek crossover with the UK Times in 2009. When asked what things about what things ‘he never got around to’ the writer/producer said:

I would have loved to have done a Star Trek crossover. The very first year, we talked about it. Then Star Trek finally went off air. Landing the Tardis on board the Enterprise would have been magnificent. Can you imagine what their script department would have wanted, and what I would have wanted? It would have been the biggest battle

Based on the timing it is clear Davies is talking about a crossover with Star Trek Enterprise. Although the idea of a pastiche sounds interesting, it is pretty unlikely that Paramount would have a full crossover. Although there has been a crossover in the comics (Marvel Star Trek meet X-Men), Trek has kept the TV and film franchise pure, although there have been plenty of references to other franchises, including a number of Doctor Who refs.

Of course the reverse is also true and over the years there have been a number of Star Trek references on Doctor Who (see the Doctor Who Wiki for a full list). One of the funnier ones was from Davies first season on the show, when The Doctor is referred to as Mr. Spock (see below, go to 1:15 in the clip below).

The revised edition of "Doctor Who: The Writer’s Take" can be pre-ordered at Amazon.

 

Comments

1. HelloGirls - January 10, 2010

The tone of the two show is so different, its hard to imagine a crossover or pastiche working but it is fun to think about.

2. DonDonP1 - January 10, 2010

Cool. Although, “Star Trek” is owned by CBS while “Doctor Who” is owned by the BBC. Let’s hope CBS would revive “Star Trek: Enterprise” in either 2010 or 2011 the way the Fox network revived “Family Guy” back in 2005.

3. ryanhuyton - January 10, 2010

Both properties are owned by two different studios so it was never going to happen. Same reasons why there was never going to be the much anticipated and hoped for cross-over between “Star Wars” and “Star Trek”.

I was surprised though, to hear that Davies wanted to do a crossover with “Enterprise”.

4. Anthony Pascale - January 10, 2010

Yes but in 2004/2005 Star Trek was owned by Paramount, CBS got it after the Viacom Split

5. Christine - January 10, 2010

“…5. Speaking of which, back in 2004, a Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover was seriously on their list of plans, until Enterprise was axed….”

Yet another reason I continue to hold a grudge against the people who decided that Enterprise needed to end after four very short seasons… The list seems to be growing every day for me. How ’bout that?

But, at least I still have new Doctor Who to watch every Saturday night. And at least Enterprise still shows repeats. :3

6. ryanhuyton - January 10, 2010

#5 At least “Enterprise” lasted 4 seasons. 1 season longer than “The Original Series”. “These Are The Voyages….” aside, it also went out on a high note creatively. Also, a lot of shows don’t make it past 1or 2 episodes, nevermind 1 season. A couple of points for you to take at least some comfort in. :-)

7. Dennis Bailey - January 10, 2010

Trek is simply not expansive and weird enough to embrace the extravagantly entertaining wonderfulness of Davies version of “Doctor Who.”

The Trek refs in “The Empty Child” were marvelous, though.

“Gimme some Spock!”

8. Smittmaestro - January 10, 2010

We did get it of sorts thanks to Kelvington.

Trek Through Time

Part I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JhAPkkLgtI
Part II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y4I0fT6SU0
Part III http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERhu7LUxprs
Conclusion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M47diM41nA

Enjoy!!

-cs™

9. John in Canada, eh? - January 10, 2010

Tom Baker’s Doctor appeared on the Enterprise – at least, in a novel. Diane Duane’s “My Enemy, My Ally,” if I’m not mistaken — though it’s as a hologram of sorts, as someone is converting old videos into 3-D versions on the Rec Deck. Great scene.

10. Christine - January 10, 2010

#6 :: Yeah… Well… I dunno. It just makes me mad. For the spinoff Star Trek series, I’ve noticed that even DS9 and TNG (maybe VOY) didn’t get their bearings until the 3rd or 4th season, like Enterprise.

I just get annoyed. It’s happened to a LOT of my favourite TV shows. I can’t say my feelings about TOS, since I wasn’t born until about… 23 years later, but it was kind of the opposite. Season 3 isn’t regarded as that great, with the exception of just a few episodes. It’s a shame, but it is what it is.

11. Richard NJ - January 10, 2010

Star Trek Voyager would have been a much better fit for a Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover. I can imagine two Doctors (neither human) and a confused Janeway. LOL

12. S. John Ross - January 10, 2010

The thing about Doctor Who is, it really, actually, genuinely came back — and then some! Doctor Who on the air on a weekly basis, plus more spinoff and tie-in programming than it’s sane to keep track of: Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, Doctor Who Confidential, Torchwood Declassified, Totally Doctor Who! Plus specials, three regular high-quality magazines, and so on.

That’s what it looks like when a TV show comes back. Just for reference.

Star Trek got a new tie-in movie. [blows tiny leftover New Years Eve noisemaker]

13. Smike van Dyke - January 10, 2010

I would die for a Trek / Who crossover!!! Please do that and make my day. I would go for a TOS setting, probably the Doctor arriving in the new timeline, on the new version of the bridge…

Doctor: “What? What? What?…Whaat???”
*Doctor Who opening theme*
Doctor: “That’s not right! That’s just not right! That’s not THE Enterprise I remember! And what are you doing at the com station, Martha Jones?”
Nero: “The wait is over, Doctor!”

and later:

Doctor: “That’s an awesome sonic screwdriver you’ve got there!”
McCoy: “If you are a doctor, can you hold this?”
Doctor: “I’m a Time Lord, not a physician.”

LOL

14. Tori - January 10, 2010

Actually, I think Doctor Who would fit right in with one of the funnier episodes of Star Trek – say, something with the tone of a Tribble episode, or a Holodeck misadventure. (People don’t give enough credit to Trek being funny, which is too bad, because I think the humor is one of the things that sets it apart from other franchises.)

I would have done the Tenth Doctor in San Francisco 1986, trying to clean up after the crew of the Enterprise saving the Whales. It would be completely madcap and fitting for both series. Though I seriously doubt that Paramount or BBC would front the money for that.

15. Steve - January 11, 2010

Yet another reason why I and so many others are glad that gob shite writer is gone from Doctor Who now.
This would have been up there alongside Hitler invading Russia in the history of bad ideas destined to fail.
What utter tripe.

16. captain_neill - January 11, 2010

It would have been an awesome crossover.

Star Trek is my favourite show of all time and Doctor Who is my second favourite show.

So both shows being my favourites it would be fun to see a crossover.

17. captain_neill - January 11, 2010

Thing is new Doctor Who follows on from classic Doctor Who so fits in with the same continuity.

Unfortunatley with Star Trek it has now been shifted into a parallel universe, so its not canon per se but rather new canon.

18. S. John Ross - January 11, 2010

#17: “Unfortunatley with Star Trek it has now been shifted into a parallel universe, so its not canon per se but rather new canon.”

Well, it’s not like the Trek canon didn’t already _have_ parallel universes in it. The Red Matter Universe is just one more to toss on the pile, really. It’s like the Mirror Universe, but with laxer morals and fewer goatees :)

19. captain_neill - January 11, 2010

I know that and I love the Mirror Universe episodes in Trek.

What I meant was that it is a shame that we wont have any movies or TV shows in the Prime Univerese for a while now. But a least there is Star Trek Online and novels.

I am happy for the new Trek to exist alongside the universe we know and love as another paralle universe.

I do treat the new movie as another parallel universe, was just commenting that its a shame there wont be any movies or TV shows in the Prime reality for a while.

Know whatI mean?

20. captain_neill - January 11, 2010

I will like the parallel univere in the new movie, no doubt about that.

Just I still love the prime universe. But I am glad they are still running side by side, which it should be doing.

21. captain_neill - January 11, 2010

but was stating that because it is a parallel universe its new canon if that makes sense.

22. 8of5 - January 11, 2010

John Byrne apparently also pitched an idea for a Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover comic, featuring Gary Seven and The Doctor. But the BBC turned it down.

23. Nick Cook - January 11, 2010

Rather glad this never happened. Just not my cup of tea at all.

24. screaming satellite - January 11, 2010

12 – id take a series of big budget movies every few years (like 1979-1986) over all that again thanks

Trek did all that oversaturation stuff from 1993 up til about 2002 and look what happened in the end…CANCELLED

re DR WHO – wasnt the TNG season 5 ep A MATTER OF TIME with Max Headroom supposed to be a Who crossover at first? – but then got worked into what it became (like if a guy killed the Dr and stole his Tardis)..i think i recall reading that somewhere – maybe it was in the TNG Companion?

kinda of suprised it isnt mentioned in the Memory alpha stuff as that the first WHO/Trek thing that came to mind (unless i imagined it)

25. Tom R - January 11, 2010

Try petititon CBS to bring Enterprise, I think it would be mroe of a success of TV now than it did 5 years ago.
Besides a crossover between these two shows would no doubt bring in a lot of money for both CBS and BBC, whether people like the idea or not they will watch it, no doubt.

26. MikeTen - January 11, 2010

Somebody correct me if I am wrong (and I know someone will ;) ) but wasn’t Star trek Enterprise more popular in Great Britian than here in the US?
With Scott Bakula on a new show I doubt CBS could get him back for a renewed series but maybe some direct to dvd movies like what is being done with Stargate SG-1.
A TV movie might hurt the feature films with people saying why pay to see Trek when you can watch it on TV for free.

27. Luke Sutton ("The Tenth Doctor") - January 11, 2010

I’ve given Star Trek meets Doctor Who a go with my little amature fan film series. If you keep the plotting and crossovers simple, it works out okay. Then again, in the clip below I changed ‘Gallifrey’ to ‘Iconia’ to make things a but more Trek-y.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahfyGe0-yMw – a recent episode.

Not that I do blatant advertising. :P

28. Daoud - January 11, 2010

@8 The Kelvington series is fun, but the story is… “huh?”. In the hands of a good novelist…. perhaps they could clarify what’s going on along the way.

29. earthclanbootstrap - January 11, 2010

@ #6. ryanhuyton -” “These Are The Voyages….” aside, it also went out on a high note creatively. ”

What is this “These Are The Voyages” you speak of? Enterprise ended with an absolutely superb two parter involving Trip and T’Pol’s child. I know nothing of this “These Are The Voyages”!
;-)

30. S. John Ross - January 11, 2010

#25: “Trek did all that oversaturation stuff from 1993 up til about 2002 and look what happened in the end…CANCELLED.”

And it’s _still_ canceled. That’s the point. It’s not back.

31. Tom R - January 11, 2010

Yes enterprise was more popular in Britain and as to Scott Bakula doing another TV show it is possible he could also do enterprise again but it is all down to his shooting schedule.

And as its been said yes enterprise has been cancelled but anything is possible it’s just getting the attention of CBS/Paramount, Star Trek’s a hot property for them once again.

32. LJ - January 11, 2010

Imagine that Future Guy was….The Master! Now that would rock. Who would have fitted perfectly with the Temporal Cold War, especially as New Who regularly references its own Time War. What if they were part of the same sequence of events, connected towards time and space. The Time Lords and the Federation vs. the Suliban, the Daleks and Future Guy (The Master).

It could have worked very well

33. SerenityActual - January 11, 2010

As much as l love both of the franchises, I am so glad this never happened.

34. LJ - January 11, 2010

Connected ‘through’ time and space that should read. Got too over-excited. Pardon me.

35. Smike van Dyke - January 11, 2010

@33: That idea ROCKS! AWESOME!
And there was that freakin’ TCW 2nd Season Episode with that timeshio that was BIGGER ON THE INSIDE! Another TARDIS?
Oh please, please…that Time War / TCW crossover would actually work!

36. Smike van Dyke - January 11, 2010

OMG…Daniels was a TIME LORD! WTF…Daniels was another incarnation of the DOCTOR! I’m losing it…completely! :)
I hadn’t even known Doctor Who when ENT was on. I started with the new show 2006 but that would be so overwhelmingly awesome…totally frecked up timelines and stuff…finally canon would be flushed out of the airlock for good…EPIC!

37. Cousin Itt - January 11, 2010

Love #33′s idea. And although I know there are plenty of folks who don’t care for Russell T. Davies, I think he would be an awesome showrunner if and when Trek returns to TV. His mastery of canon on Doctor Who was brilliant. C’mon – lets see what happens in the prime universe after Romulus is destroyed…

2012 – after the next movie – put it on Showtime – Make 13 60-Minute episodes – TV Gold.

38. captain_neill - January 11, 2010

The Time War and Temporal Cold War are two cool time travel phrases I love

39. Buzz Cagney - January 11, 2010

Good god, what a ghastly idea. For so many reasons.

40. weeharry - January 11, 2010

i thought the scene towards the end of part 2 of the recent doctor who specials – bernard cribbins (wilf) was outside the radiation booth when the doctor was trapped inside – was very reminiscent of spock’s final scene in wrath of khan

41. locutus - January 11, 2010

This would have been awsome! It would work it if was on a dr who episode better than on a star trek episode.

If they dont get a chance to do this they should do a dr who/red dwarf cross over (they were both owned by bbc)

42. wickedjacob - January 11, 2010

28 — guffaw. just guffaw.

43. JohnnyMoo - January 11, 2010

Another hair-brained idea from RTD. Good riddance to him.

44. Topaz172 - January 11, 2010

Rassilon Daniels!

It could work… note also the frequent rumour (on Galifrey Base messageboard) that Sir Patrick might appear on Dr Who.

I would think that Paramount or CBS or whoever the heck owns the ailing franchise would leap at the chance for a crossover with a show that regularly pulls in 40% of a nation’s TV viewers (12.7 million)

45. Desstruxion - January 11, 2010

Maybe a good villain for the next Trek movie would be the Cybermen. They could be a lost sect of the Borg. Then we could throw the Cylons (the original one’s) into the mix.

46. Smike van Dyke - January 11, 2010

@45: So say we all! :)

47. Topaz172 - January 11, 2010

@45: I think the Dr Who fan base would gladly swap you the Borg for the Cybermen… we’d throw in a Cyberking for free!

48. Randy H. - January 11, 2010

A Trek crossover with Dr. Who? Fortunately, the massive legal issues on content ownership and control would have made – and if the Fates are kind always will make – such a thing unlikely.

49. SB - January 11, 2010

Having been an observer of the fan scene for a good three decades, I’m still unable to decide which group of fundamentalist diehards is further out of its collective tiny little mind — Trek fans or Who fans.

Call it a draw.

I’ve loved every minute of Russell Davies’ tenure on Doctor Who, and I still can’t grasp the endless nasty, mean-spirited, ungrateful, downright vicious griping about it. Any more than i can grasp the same stuff coming from the Abrams-haters. Without RTD and JJA, your beloved franchises would be still be rotted, stinking corpses. Instead, Doctor Who is — short of Coronation Street — the most successful television series in British pop culture history, and Star Trek is once again a viable, popular, successful entity with a whole new lease on life Do you folks think you could stop grumbling just long enough to show a little gratitude?

No?

Didn’t think so.

50. Olley Olley Olley - January 11, 2010

a joke concept guys for crying out loud, RTD is full of them and likes to “air” them occasionally just to get the fan-boys into a tissy, and it always works….. Just look at the reactions on this thread, lol.
but seriously,
could you imagine the politics and logistics to try and create an episode like that?

maybe you don’t

51. Big Bill Cox - January 11, 2010

It’s kind of interesting, but a Star Trek pastiche episode was planned way back in Doctor Who’s aborted season 27, which would have aired in 1990 had the show not been cancelled. At the beginning of the episode, we would see the bridge of a “Star Trek”-like ship and the Captain’s chair swivels around to reveal the Doctor’s conpanion Ace sitting there in uniform. After she barks a few orders, she tells the bridge crew she will be adjourning to her ready room. She leaves the bridge and enters the ready room, where we see the Tardis parked over in the corner and the Doctor sitting at her desk. “This isn’t going to work” she tells him, and the show launches into the opening credits. I would have loved to see a pastiche like this from RTD – I think it would have worked wonderfully. I think an actual crossover, on the other hand, would not have worked so well.

52. Christine - January 11, 2010

#49 :: I sure hope you’re not directing that at moi. ;3 I’m an ENT fan (heck, fanatic) and I love Doctor Who. In some ways, I like it better than the old Doctor Who series (but those were still pretty cool, too).

I’m not complaining. Sure, I’m uber-sad that Tennant is leaving Doctor Who and stuff, but I can appreciate a good reboot. I think Abrams has done a fine job with trying to bring back Star Trek… Seriously, guys, would you have rather ‘Trek withered off and died? Not me.

53. The Angry Klingon (without a trenchcoat) - January 11, 2010

I always thought Gary 7 was a Gallifreyan (sp?)…time travelling individual with a little do everything sonic screwdriver device and a young pretty female human assistant…that would have been the tie in righ there.
“Hi,,,Im the Doctor…have you seen my friend Gary?”/

54. The Angry Klingon (without a trenchcoat) - January 11, 2010

Since WHO pre-dated Trek by 3 years I always wondered if Gary 7 wasnt a ‘borrowed’ idea

55. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - January 11, 2010

# 33. I agree wholeheartedly. I just can’t see it working.

And in the episode “Fear Her” in S2, the Tenth Doctor said he “could do this”.

“This” turned out to be the Vulcan salute! Quick! Someone post a picture!

That first volume of The Writer’s Tale is a cracking read for anyone who’s interested in writing for TV. Really looking forward to Volume Two next week.

And I ahev to ask. Does Anthony Pascale was Doctor Who?

56. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - January 11, 2010

#55

That should say:

“Does Anthony Pascale WATCH Doctor Who?”

That, is what happens when you try to type and hold a conversation at the same time.

57. Anthony Pascale - January 11, 2010

Yes I have watched much of the RTD Who, not a fan of classic who i must admit, but I do like some of the reboot. Not sure I will stick with it now that RTD is gone and they changed the Doctor again

58. The Guardian - January 11, 2010

Anthony, the modern “Doctor Who” series is not a reboot. It is clearly a continuation of the original “Doctor Who,” as it maitains the same continuity. They just have a bigger budget now.

Perhaps a crossover in the next “Star Trek” film would be in order. The good Doctor is a Time Lord, after all. The TARDIS detects a disturbance in the space, time continuum and ends up on the JJ-prise. After an exciting adventure with Kirk and company, the Doctor corrects the timeline to the original series continuity and everyone’s happy!

I’ll go for that!

59. Anthony Pascale - January 11, 2010

i use the term ‘reboot’ in the way it is used with most of the entertainment press, as in ‘restarting’ a franchise with a new team/cast/sensability/etc. In that sense TNG is a ‘reboot’ and even TWOK is a reboot.

I know that the new Who is tied to the past but i dont really care

60. S. John Ross - January 11, 2010

#59: “I know that the new Who is tied to the past but i dont really care”

And one of the triumphs of new Who is that you don’t have to. RTD and company have done a very nice job of being respectful (even reverential) to the show’s roots without requiring any knowledge of the lore whatsoever.

I don’t think it’ll change as much as some fans fear under Moffat. I think the main difference is that the season finales won’t be quite so over-the-top, and that we’ll likely never see the Slitheen again :)

61. captain_neill - January 12, 2010

Anthony

Shame you don’t like the classic Who, the new series is a continuation.

If you get past the cheap effects there is some great stuff in there.

the only Trek that felt llike a reboot was this new movie, probably because its the only one confirmed to be in a new canon.

.

62. Nuallain - January 12, 2010

If you squint you can kind of see the remnants of this idea in the final version of Waters of Mars; it has the professional, military/science hybridized space explorers from a united Earth recovering from a near extinction level war; the multicultural crew; the captain, the first officer, the engineer, the science officer, the communications officer…

And a lot of the Brooke/Doctor interaction actually kinds of smacks of “imagine the brittleness of Katherine Janeway running smack into the glib attitude of the Doctor”, along with how a character like Janeway/Brooke would react to being told they HAVE to die.

I think the Trek pastiche would probably have just moved the action to a starship, rather than a base, given them colour coded uniforms and thrown in a few more in-jokes.

63. S. John Ross - January 12, 2010

#62:

[squints as instructed]

Huh. Yes. Yes indeed. Well done.

64. Desstruxion - January 12, 2010

TOPAZ172 I think the Dr Who fan base would gladly swap you the Borg for the Cybermen… we’d throw in a Cyberking for free!

As a Trekkie/Whovian (is that possible?) I’d like to say that each are equally as bad (meaning cool and intimidating) as the other. What about a borg vs cybermen crossover with the Doctor and the Enterprise crew thrown in the middle? Then the Daleks could come in and wipe them both out. It would at least make an interesting graphic novel.

65. The Commissionaire! - January 12, 2010

They could still do it. Just set it up so you don’t see much of the inside of the Enterprise. The Doctor could be talking to them over the view screen or something, and they could bluescreen the bridge behind the actors. I bet they would have problem getting the Enterprise actors to do this.

66. The Commissionaire! - January 12, 2010

correction … WOULDN’T HAVE A PROBLEM getting the Enterprise actors to do this. As well…. if the actors are talking via a view-screen, a blue screened effect of the Enterprise bridge behind them wouldn’t look cheesy.

67. Desstruxion - January 12, 2010

The Master should regenerate into…………..oh this is good…………….William Shatner. Then he could put his Timelord essence into a fob watch and run around the galaxy thinking he’s a starship captain. It’s almost too easy.

68. Nuallain - January 13, 2010

#63 I just thought, as well, how it shows up in the hero worship the Doctor has for the crew.

I mean imagine “You’re CAPTAIN KIRK! But you’re BRILLIANT! What date is this?

“Oh,

“I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. But that bridge HAS to fall on you. It’s a fixed point in time. … … Aw…. SCREW IT! The Laws of Time will obey me etc etc”

69. chakali - January 13, 2010

I think Russell T. Davies would be the perfect producer who could revitalize Star Trek. He has great writing skills and I think a new Star Trek tv show produced by him would be very popular and exciting. I found latest movie boring. Star Trek needs inventive people and I believe Russell T. Davies would be great. I wish he was still producing Doctor Who. Regards, Chakali.

70. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - January 13, 2010

#62, that is actually very well spotted. Well done.

Steven Moffat (Doctor Who’s new showrunner) has said that he’ll be making the new series very accesible. He went as gone as far as saying that Episode Six will be almost like an introduction episode for people who have never seen (or have become lapsed viewers) the Eleventh Doctor.

Even more interesting is a comment from Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (the Doctor and Amy). They have described the new series as slightly Tim Burton-esque in the feel of the stories. Matt has said the Moffat writes as if he’s writing for a fairytale.

Like most of you, I have only seen 50 seconds of the new Doctor. And I love him already. Just treat the new series as a pilot for a new show. In essence, that’s what it is: new Doctor, new Companion, new head writer and producers.

Did I mention that the new series has Vampires in Tudor England?! None of this lovey-dovey romance stuff, no siree!

Seriously, give our new Doctor a chance. You may all find you’ll like him.

Even if he does wear a bow tie.

Which incidentally, I love.

OK, I’ll stop waxing lyrical about the Time Lord now!

71. captain_neill - January 14, 2010

I love David Tennant as the Doctor and is one of my favs but don’t forget there have been 9 before him, and each Doctor has their own traits.

In Doctor Who I love the concept of regeneration, a logical way to get around an actor change and allow the next person to be unique.

72. The Guardian - January 15, 2010

#59:

“I know the new Who is tied to the past but I don’t really care.”

Then tell us, why do you even report on it, you arrogant asswipe?

Why don’t you go and blow JJ Abrams and Bob Orci again?

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74. Will - April 5, 2010

In terms of the narrative it works in both shows since they both support alternative universes. Would be fairly simple to write The Doctor into another clumsy jump into an very different universe, one where the human race seems to be rather passive and less warmongering.

But as others have said, it wouldn’t be easy to convince CBS and the BBC to work together. But just thinking about it gives me goosebumps. I’d rather David Tennant’s Doctor to do the honours, but since he’s unavailable Matt Smith will have to do (he’d be my second choice anyway.)

75. Dialashop - May 12, 2010

I think Russell T. Davies would be the perfect producer who could revitalize Star Trek. He has great writing skills and I think a new Star Trek tv show produced by him would be very popular and exciting. I found latest movie boring. Star Trek needs inventive people and I believe Russell T. Davies would be great. I wish he was still producing Doctor Who. Regards, Dialashop.

76. Becky - November 2, 2010

If this were to happen I think it would good if based on VOyager personally I think it is a great idea especially as doctor who is my fav program ever and voyager comes in a pretty close second and my two fav characters of all time are the doctor and janeway. I say roll on dr who star trek mix and preferably voyager! :)

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