Did You Know?
The original plan for Doctor Who
(1963)'s 30th anniversary was a feature film called 'The Dark Dimension'. Written by fan scholar Adrian Rigelsford
and directed by Graeme Harper
, the story was that of the alteration of time by an evil creature possessing a scientist named Professor Hawkspur and altering time so that the Fourth Doctor would not have died and regenerated during Logopolis. In doing so, the creature created a "Dark Dimension". The Doctor had to revert back the timeline before he and his future incarnations were erased from time by the effect. Rik Mayall
, Brian Blessed
and David Bowie
were considered to play the main villain, Hawkspur. It would have focused on an older Fourth Doctor, with cameos from the surviving Doctors, as well as Ace, The Brigadier and spin-off companion Bernice Summerfield. It would also have featured the Daleks and the Cybermen with redesigns. It was cancelled due to scheduling and budgetary concerns. A main factor was that negotiations for what became Doctor Who
(1996) were underway. Also, Jon Pertwee
, Peter Davison
, 'Colin Baker' (I) and Sylvester McCoy
were unhappy that the story mainly focused on Tom Baker
, while they had mere cameos. See more
Fated to wander a dismal corner of the universe for twenty years; helpless, paralysed. It'll drive them insane.
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