#DoctorWho That Was Takes Role of Doctor Who That Should Have Been

DTCrystalMazeAs mentioned in a number of press outlets this morning a previous Doctor Who is following in the footsteps of possibly the greatest Doctor Who there ever was (with the possible exception of the late great Gene Wilder :( ).

Yes that is right. David Tennant is taking on the role of host of the Crystal Maze. But we keep thinking that Richard O’Brien would have been a great candidate to play the essentric Time Lord in Doctor Who.

There was another host after Richard O’Brien, but he never did quite fill the shoes left for him.

I am feeling VERY old as the show has been off the air for 21 years, ending in 1995 (but that only just happened).

The Crystal Maze is to return to our television screens this autumn after 21 years off air.

The problem-solving game show, which ran from 1990 to 1995, is returning to Channel 4 in October with the former Doctor Who actor David Tennant reportedly lined up to follow the footsteps of Richard O’Brien and Ed Tudor-Pole as the host.

The classic game show will form part of Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer night, with celebrities as the contestants.

Source – Telegraph

This is only a one off though. BUT if the ratings are good there is the possibility of a new series.

At the show’s height it attracted between four to six million viewers.

UPDATE:
Looks like the Telegraph was wrong

This is not a bad thing, just different!

The Rocky Horror Show at 40!

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STILL THE BEAST IS FEEDING by Rob Bagnall and Phil Barden

Stephen James Walker and David J Howe, editorial directors at Telos Publishing Ltd, have acquired world rights to a new book celebrating 40 years of the phenomenon that is The Rocky Horror Show.

STILL THE BEAST IS FEEDING is written by two stalwart fans of Richard O’Brien’s classic stage show, Rob Bagnall and Phil Barden, and the book promises to chronicle the extraordinary history, continued evolution and enduring legacy of this immortal tale of a sex-crazed transvestite scientist, extra-terrestrial subterfuge, corruption of the innocent and the creation of life. Incorporating a wealth of archival material, personal memories and new interviews with contributors and participants from every era of Rocky Horror history, the authors explore the show’s origins and influences; the creation of the original London stage production; the numerous national and international revivals; the making of the movie; and the fanatical fishnet following which continues to define the Rocky Horror experience.

‘The stage show is a theatrical phenomenon, and the movie adaptation a cult classic,’ commented Walker, ‘and we at Telos Publishing are proud to add this title to our roster. We are known for our books on cult television and film, and this seems like a logical subject for us to be covering.’

The book will be published in April 2013, tying in with the national tour of the show which is already underway.