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"He's got this interesting combination of arrogance and the vulnerability that comes from being trapped. He's charming in a deliberately human, capitalist, rather stuffy way, but with these hippy frills to that, as if this incarnation has deliberately grabbed hold of any and all camouflage. I love it when we see underneath that. I hate it when he's rude to perfectly kind and decent people. All these contradictions. But I intend to explore that using only the tools available at the time." -- Paul Cornell

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"I think he’s possibly the one who resonates the least with viewers of the new series. Can you imagine him meeting any of the modern Doctors and the arguments not being real, rather bitter? That’s not denigrating the show at that time, it’s just who the character is and how the world has changed. I’m sort of building a pipeline between eras without changing anything central to what the Pertwee era does." -- Paul Cornell

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"Want there to be a season of DW where at the end of literally every episode the alien menace is revealed to be just some guy in a costume." - Si Spurrier

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"Dearly beloved is doing a b/g rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation while she works. I now realise I see Doctor Who as basically Q-in-a-box." -- Si Spurrier

"The main challenge I find writing Smith is not to over-write him. He lends himself to train of thought dialogue. Things occurring to him in an instant. Jokes, ideas. He is almost too easy to write dialogue for, which is a problem in itself. You look at a page of script and there's a tonne of dialogue there, and it might be very good dialogue, but comics are a visual medium. If you have a page filled with voice balloons, it's going to be a dull-looking book." -- Rob Williams

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"With a little extra insight under our belts we discovered that what started out as an amusingly non-pompous, non-thoughtful, non-sensible foil to the Doctor's more machiavellian excesses was recast as a surprisingly complicated and weirdly relatable character. Sure, he's a psycho-killer with a sword, but he's also an eternal victim who's turned his loss and pain into rocket-fuel to keep him going." -- Si Spurrier

Well, Titan Comics finally made their Free Comic Book Day offering available digitally, so I finally have a chance to read and post this...

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"With this 'season,' we're aiming to channel some of the epic, anarchic, inventive, totally unfilmable insanity that we associate with some of the classic Doctor Who comic strip runs... Those of Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Steve Moore, and so on." -- Si Spurrier

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"Writing Doctor Who. Brain melting under strain of recursive timeywimeyness. Deploying chainsword as elegant narrative navigation-aid." -- Si Spurrier

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Now we've got miniseries for Doctor's 9, 10, 11 and 12, it's time to go a little retro as Titan Comics are bringing out a minseries featuring perhaps the world's favourite Doctor, and definitely my favourite classic series companion.

This is the variant cover by Alice X. Zhang.



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"I'm realizing how sophisticated and complex the narrative mythology behind the character is, despite seeming so instinctively simple. Hm. The only other example of the trope I can think of is - of all things - Silver Surfer, but it manifests in very different behaviors." -- Si Spurrier

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"I think to have Nine interact with the others would utterly ruin his story. How much extra hope could they give him? [...] I like the feeling of that one season, complete, without intrusions..." -- Paul Cornell

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"I think that was the idea from the start, to do something that wasn’t really being done. So we have a companion who’s much older than normal – the think I always repeat in interviews like this is that if Alice was being played by a real-world actor, she’d be much older than Matt Smith and there’d automatically be a kind of mitigating of the Doctor’s authority. Alice is someone who won’t take any of the Doctor’s crap – and there is some crap occasionally from him, and I’m glad Clara in the new series isn’t taking it either." - Al Ewing

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"'Day of the Doctor' is a staggering work of genius plotting, so I didn’t want to be in the shadow of that, and instead went my own way." -- Paul Cornell

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