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Re: TARDIS 09 Jun, 2009, 01:44 / 21 comments

Develop Mag have a huge interview with Telltale CEO Dan Connors, in which he expresses an interest in the Dr Who license (among others - Young Ones or Spinal Tap anyone!?)
"We do get emails from people asking us to make a Doctor Who series," Connors says. "Maybe if we can get a channel into the UK with Wallace & Gromit we could talk business with the BBC, that would be really good for us."
You can read the whole lovely article (at the start of the BETA section) online here.

Comments

  • Jake on 09 Jun, 2009, 16:13…
    Headline excellence.
  • Capn_Nacho on 09 Jun, 2009, 16:04…
    Nobody's even mentioned the Young Ones in this comment thread! That would absolutely blow my mind! I've been re-watching that series lately and its format is just DYING for a genre-defying, episodic, non-sequitur-laden game series. They'd have to have Rik Mayall et all on board, but it would be amazing.

    Too bad the interview makes it clear it's just Connors' pipe dream. :( It'd be a heck of a lot better than the C64 game...
  • Zaarin on 09 Jun, 2009, 13:44…
    A Doctor Who game could be made like Loom. Only instead of a distaff, you'd have a sonic screwdriver icon. :P
  • Kroms on 09 Jun, 2009, 12:01…
    ...You know what would make a great adventure game? Although I'm more of a Blackadder fan myself, Mr. Bean is the archetypal adventure game character. He always gets himself into these strange situations, and then gets himself out with unconventional means. There's loads of other reasons. Just watch.
  • jp-30 on 09 Jun, 2009, 12:11…
    Noooo. The first one or two in the late 80s were fine, but it lost its charm real quick.

    I'd take Blackadder anyday over Bean.
  • Kroms on 09 Jun, 2009, 12:26…
    I love Blackadder and really like Bean, but I don't think it'd work as an adventure game at all.
  • elTee on 09 Jun, 2009, 17:17…
    I disagree - Blackadder is almost perfectly suited to a Telltale style episodic gaming format. If it were BAII for example, each episode the Queen could set him some ridiculous task to do, which if he fails he'll be executed - voila, a puzzle scenario.
  • Gabez on 09 Jun, 2009, 10:24…
    I love Doctor Who! And I think Telltale could make it work along the lines of their CSI games.
  • Marley on 09 Jun, 2009, 10:23…
    I think a Dr Who adventure game is long overdue. I just hope that if Telltale do this, they're fans of the show etc. (which is doubtful). For this game to work the puzzles and humour would need to be spot on.

    And David Tennant is needed :)He rules
  • tabacco on 09 Jun, 2009, 17:29…
    I think any any game at this point you'd be getting Matt Smith.
  • jp-30 on 09 Jun, 2009, 10:24…
    > "(which is doubtful)"

    Don't be ridiculous.
  • The Tingler on 09 Jun, 2009, 11:32…
    Doubtful that they're fans of the show? Why? I thought it was getting a big following in the US now.
  • jp-30 on 09 Jun, 2009, 11:51…
    The Telltale guys watch a bunch of UK stuff on DVD if I recall...
  • Remi O on 09 Jun, 2009, 13:28…
    DVD or no DVD, Dr Who is shown on BBC America, about a week later than the UK.
  • tabacco on 09 Jun, 2009, 17:27…
    Also on Sci Fi (oh, pardon me, SyFy), although somewhat unpredictable. Personally, I watched it through Netflix, since the first three seasons are streamable on the 360. 4 I had to rent on disc.
  • The Tingler on 09 Jun, 2009, 08:50…
    That would be perfect, but then they'd have to get David Tennant.
  • jp-30 on 09 Jun, 2009, 08:56…
    Tom Baker, surely?
  • The Tingler on 09 Jun, 2009, 09:23…
    Nah, as much as I love the old series, it'll have to be new series just to sell.

    David Tennant also has the bonus of being a professional voice-actor first and foremost (for example: his Doctor Who voice is fake), and his workload is about to become much lighter...
  • jp-30 on 09 Jun, 2009, 09:28…
    Also Billie Piper is hot, so I'll giv you that.
  • neon_git on 09 Jun, 2009, 10:46…
    You know, I'd be quite interested in seeing Paul McGann return. Obviously the American Dr Who was shite, but I thought McGann was really good in it.
  • The Tingler on 09 Jun, 2009, 11:33…
    I've been listening to the audio adventures with him in it and he's excellent. They're basically like his TV series.