"Remembrance of the Daleks," a Doctor Who (1963) tale, was Ben Aaronovitch's debut television production. Caroline Oulton, a BBC script editor, had placed him in touch with Andrew Cartmel, and he delivered a narrative concept called "Nightfall" on spec before getting commissioned for the Dalek plot. Aaronovitch also wrote the script for "Battlefield" for the...
Terry Nation's final script for Doctor Who; he turned down several other offers due to the extensive uncredited story rewrite by script editor Douglas Adams, who claimed on several occasions that Nation had not delivered a script but simply several pages of story notes that rehashed previous Dalek stories. The show's producer, Barry Letts, also claims that Nation refused to deliver a complete script and instead demanded payment up front for each episode that was to be produced.
Letts and Adams both state that they decided to write their own scripts because they felt that Nation wasn't delivering a complete story arc like other writers were. They claim that they wrote several episodes' worth of material before deciding what direction they wanted to take with each one. One such direction was to have characters from different time periods meeting which allowed them to use existing stories that had been written by other people (such as "The Gunfighters" by Donald Moffat).
In addition to writing new stories, Letts and Adams also made some changes to existing ones. For example, they removed references to Christianity that had been added by another writer (in this case, William Hartnell had said that his character was a Christian) or altered lines that they felt didn't work (such as changing the word "glamour" to "mystery").
Davros initially appears in Terry Nation's Genesis of the Daleks series in 1975. Nation, the Dalek concept's inventor, had intentionally modeled portions of the Daleks' character on Nazi philosophy, and envisioned their creator as a scientist with strong fascist inclinations. In fact, some have argued that the Daleks are actually a metaphor for Hitler and his Nazis.
However, prior to this appearance, Davros had been mentioned several times by name in the television series. He was first introduced in the Fourth Doctor story The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1968). This story reveals that he is a Cypriot scientist who has been working on a project called the "Genesis Machine" which will give life to inorganic matter. When this machine is complete, it will be used to create more of the machines, thus creating an unstoppable race of Davroses.
In addition to this, there have also been references made to his existence before this point. For example, in The Power of the Daleks (1966), the First Doctor mentions having seen pictures of Davros in an old book. Also, in The Evil of the Daleks (1967), the Second Doctor states that he has heard of Davros but has never met him. Finally, in The Curse of Davros (1971), the Third Doctor says that he knows what happens to people who try to fight Davros.
"The Day of the Doctor" is a 50th anniversary special episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Steven Moffat, who also served as an executive producer alongside Faith Penhale, wrote the script. It was directed by Nick Hurran.
Moffat has said that he originally wanted to have Paul McGann (who played the ninth Doctor in the film adaptation) appear in the story, but this did not happen due to production delays.
Moffat has also stated that he does not want to write any more episodes after this one because it would be too hard to top such an iconic moment in television history. However, he has also said that he would like to continue writing for the show if they choose to bring him back.
He has been praised for writing an episode that both fans and non-fans can enjoy. Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, has called it "the best episode of Doctor Who ever broadcast".
Moffat received multiple award nominations for his work on this episode, including a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Script. He also won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form).
Additionally, this is one of only two episodes to win all its categories at the Saturn Awards (the other being "Rose").
Whitaker, David (without a doubt, the best writer of 60s Doctor Who.)
Spence, Gerry (60s and 70s)
Stevenson, Robert (70s and 80s)
Buchan, John (80s)
Martin, Andy (90s)
Broadcast on BBC One between 23 November 2005 and 21 December 2015, this science fiction television series has been created by producer Steven Moffat. It is based on the Doctor character, a time-traveling human who can regenerate his body after being fatally injured. The current doctor is named after him; the ninth Doctor is named after his predecessor, William Shakespeare.
First broadcast in Britain, this series follows the adventures of the first female doctor, Dr. Sarah Jane Smith, and her relationship with the time-traveling alien known as the Doctor.
This series has been received very positively by fans and critics alike. It was followed by a second series that started in 2009. A third series has been announced and will begin shooting in 2014. A fourth series has also been confirmed and will start filming in 2015.