Far back in the mists of time (well, the mid-Noughties), the BBC approached Russell T. Davies with an idea: a Doctor Who spin-off about the adventures of a young Doctor on Gallifrey. In a moment that Whovians owe him hugely for, Davies promptly vetoed this and suggested The Sarah Jane Adventures instead, later commenting that:
“Somehow, the idea of a fourteen-year-old Doctor, on Gallifrey inventing sonic screwdrivers, takes away from the mystery and intrigue of who he is and where he came from”.
Even though the BBC has so far had the wisdom to not try to revive the young Doctor concept, the idea has never quite gone away with an attempt at a fanmade prequel titled A Wild Endeavour featuring Yee Jee Tso (Chang Lee in the 1996 film) having been in the works for some time. But no matter where it comes from and who’s involved, a