History Creator / TerranceDicks

31st Jan '16 1:21:48 PM Metz77
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* CreatorThumbprint: "A wheezing and groaning sound..." "The mysterious traveler in time and space known only as the Doctor..." "Capacious pockets..." ""A pleasant, open face" to describe PeterDavison's Doctor. (The other Doctors have their own stock descriptors.) So ubiquitous that ''SFX'' magazine sponsored a "Write Like Terrance Dicks" competition, with him as judge in order to come up with a description for the MattSmith version. http://www.sfx.co.uk/2010/08/06/doctor-who-“write-like-terrance-dicks”-compo-results/
** See also http://www.fivehundredeyes.co.uk/one/terrance.htm

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* CreatorThumbprint: "A wheezing and groaning sound..." "The mysterious traveler in time and space known only as the Doctor..." "Capacious pockets..." ""A pleasant, open face" to describe PeterDavison's Doctor. (The other Doctors have their own stock descriptors.) So ubiquitous that ''SFX'' magazine sponsored a [[http://www.gamesradar.com/doctor-who-e2809cwrite-like-terrance-dickse2809d-compo-results/ "Write Like Terrance Dicks" competition, competition]] with him as judge in order to come up with a description for the MattSmith version. http://www.sfx.co.uk/2010/08/06/doctor-who-“write-like-terrance-dicks”-compo-results/
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** See also http://www.[[http://www.fivehundredeyes.co.uk/one/terrance.htmhtm this page]], which lets you write like Dicks with just a few die rolls.
1st Oct '15 6:18:33 PM Nightsky
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Terrance Dicks (born 1935) is probably the closest thing the ''Series/DoctorWho'' franchise had to a single behind-the-scenes "public face" during the classic series run, and has been involved with the show for a longer period of time than anyone, ever. He was hired as assistant script editor in 1968 through the recommendation of his friend and fellow writer MalcolmHulke. Dicks became full script editor in 1969. He and Barry Letts, the producer, had creative control of the show for all five seasons in which Creator/JonPertwee played the Doctor. The equally legendary RobertHolmes (a very different kind of writer though equally notable in ''Who'' terms) took over from him.

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Terrance Dicks (born 1935) is probably the closest thing the ''Series/DoctorWho'' franchise had to a single behind-the-scenes "public face" during the classic series run, and has been involved with the show for a longer period of time than anyone, ever. He was hired as assistant script editor in 1968 through the recommendation of his friend and fellow writer MalcolmHulke.Creator/MalcolmHulke. Dicks became full script editor in 1969. He and Barry Letts, the producer, had creative control of the show for all five seasons in which Creator/JonPertwee played the Doctor. The equally legendary RobertHolmes Creator/RobertHolmes (a very different kind of writer though equally notable in ''Who'' terms) took over from him.



Outside his period as Script Editor, Terrance Dicks co-wrote ''[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames}} The War Games]]'' with Malcolm Hulke. By himself, he wrote ''[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot}} Robot]]'', ''[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock}} Horror of Fang Rock]]'', ''[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay}} State of Decay]]'', and ''[[{{Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors}} The Five Doctors]]''. He wrote an early version of ''[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius}} The Brain of Morbius]]'', but [[AlanSmithee asked for his name to be removed]] from the story because of the extent to which the scripts were rewritten for budgetary reasons by his friend (and then-current Script Editor) RobertHolmes.

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Outside his period as Script Editor, Terrance Dicks co-wrote ''[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames}} The War Games]]'' with Malcolm Hulke. By himself, he wrote ''[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot}} Robot]]'', ''[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock}} Horror of Fang Rock]]'', ''[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay}} State of Decay]]'', and ''[[{{Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors}} The Five Doctors]]''. He wrote an early version of ''[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius}} The Brain of Morbius]]'', but [[AlanSmithee asked for his name to be removed]] from the story because of the extent to which the scripts were rewritten for budgetary reasons by his friend (and then-current Script Editor) RobertHolmes.Creator/RobertHolmes.
22nd Nov '14 9:14:53 AM LongLiveHumour
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* AuthorAppeal: In his [[DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] work, continuity, continuity, continuity.

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* AuthorAppeal: In his [[DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse [[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] work, continuity, continuity, continuity.
21st Nov '14 4:32:34 PM LongLiveHumour
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Although he was not credited as a writer on any of these stories, Dicks made heavy contributions to the scripts during his era and presided over (or at the very least allowed to happen) the creation of the core mythology of the {{Whoniverse}}. He co-created the Time Lords and their non-intervention policy and the Doctor's enemy the Master. Even though UNIT did not originate with him (but did first appear in a story he script edited), he nurtured the concept along and presided over the promotion of the Brigadier from guest star to series regular.

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Although he was not credited as a writer on any of these stories, Dicks made heavy contributions to the scripts during his era and presided over (or at the very least allowed to happen) the creation of the core mythology of the {{Whoniverse}}.Franchise/{{Whoniverse}}. He co-created the Time Lords and their non-intervention policy and the Doctor's enemy the Master. Even though UNIT did not originate with him (but did first appear in a story he script edited), he nurtured the concept along and presided over the promotion of the Brigadier from guest star to series regular.



* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: His works in the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse (the later ones particularly) began to see a lot of scenes wherein the main female characters would be threatened with rape by the bad guys.
* LighterAndFluffier: His ''DoctorWho'' novelizations (arguably intended for a younger audience than the show) tended to downplay the darker and more adult moments.

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* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: His works in the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' (the later ones particularly) began to see a lot of scenes wherein the main female characters would be threatened with rape by the bad guys.
* LighterAndFluffier: His ''DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' novelizations (arguably intended for a younger audience than the show) tended to downplay the darker and more adult moments.
13th Oct '14 3:38:51 PM moloch
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After leaving ''Series/DoctorWho'', Dicks and Letts created an [[DarkerAndEdgier extremely grim]] hard science fiction BBC show, ''Series/MoonbaseThree''. The series did not last long. He then worked on many adaptations of classic novels and other literature for the Beeb. His early pre-''Who'' TV work included episodes of ''[[{{Series/TheAvengers}} The Avengers]]'' and ''Series/{{Crossroads}}''.

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After leaving ''Series/DoctorWho'', Dicks and Letts created an [[DarkerAndEdgier extremely grim]] hard science fiction BBC show, ''Series/MoonbaseThree''.''Moonbase Three''. The series did not last long. He then worked on many adaptations of classic novels and other literature for the Beeb. His early pre-''Who'' TV work included episodes of ''[[{{Series/TheAvengers}} The Avengers]]'' and ''Series/{{Crossroads}}''.
5th Oct '14 3:19:13 PM LondonKdS
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During the "Wilderness Years" following the series' cancellation in 1989 , Terrance Dicks written thirteen original novels in all the different prose sections of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse. He wrote the second Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Timewyrm: Exodus'', and the first Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The Eight Doctors''.

Other oddments in the ''Who'' franchise include the stage plays ''Doctor Who and Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday'' and ''The Ultimate Adventure'' and their audio adaptations, the novelisation of ''Invasion of the Bane'' (the inaugural episode of ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''), and, with MalcolmHulke, the first-ever ''Doctor Who'' nonfiction book, ''The Making of Doctor Who'', as well as a few other nonfiction ''Who'' works. He also recorded many, many [[DVDCommentary DVD Commentaries]] and documentary appearances.

The fandom still regularly demands for him to be invited to write a TV story again.

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During the "Wilderness Years" following the series' cancellation in 1989 , Terrance 1989, Dicks written wrote thirteen original novels in all the different prose sections of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse. He wrote Among the most significant were the second Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Timewyrm: Exodus'', and the first Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The Eight Doctors''.

Other oddments in the ''Who'' franchise include the stage plays ''Doctor Who and Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday'' and ''The Ultimate Adventure'' Adventure'', and their audio adaptations, the novelisation of ''Invasion of the Bane'' (the inaugural episode of ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''), and, with MalcolmHulke, the first-ever ''Doctor Who'' nonfiction book, ''The Making of Doctor Who'', as well as a few other nonfiction ''Who'' works. He also recorded many, many [[DVDCommentary DVD Commentaries]] and documentary appearances.

The fandom Oldschool fans still regularly demands for him to sometimes demand that he be invited to write a TV story again.
27th Aug '14 1:47:01 AM LondonKdS
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Terrance Dicks (born 1935) is probably the closest thing the ''Series/DoctorWho'' franchise had to a single behind-the-scenes "public face" during the classic series run, and has been involved with the show for a longer period of time than anyone, ever. He was hired as assistant script editor in 1968 through the recommendation of his friend and fellow writer MalcolmHulke. Dicks became full script editor in 1969. He and Barry Letts, the producer, had creative control of the show for all five seasons in which Creator/JonPertwee played the Doctor. The equally legendary RobertHolmes (a very different different kind of writer though equally notable in ''Who'' terms) took over from him.

Although he was not credited as a writer on any of these stories, Dicks made heavy contribution to the scripts during his era and presided (or at the very least allowed to happen) over the creation of the core mythology of the {{Whoniverse}}. He co-created the Time Lords and their non-intervention policy and the Doctor's enemy the Master. Even though UNIT did not originate with him (but did first appear in a story he script edited), he nurtured the concept along and presided over the promotion of the Brigadier from guest star to series regular.

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Terrance Dicks (born 1935) is probably the closest thing the ''Series/DoctorWho'' franchise had to a single behind-the-scenes "public face" during the classic series run, and has been involved with the show for a longer period of time than anyone, ever. He was hired as assistant script editor in 1968 through the recommendation of his friend and fellow writer MalcolmHulke. Dicks became full script editor in 1969. He and Barry Letts, the producer, had creative control of the show for all five seasons in which Creator/JonPertwee played the Doctor. The equally legendary RobertHolmes (a very different different kind of writer though equally notable in ''Who'' terms) took over from him.

Although he was not credited as a writer on any of these stories, Dicks made heavy contribution contributions to the scripts during his era and presided over (or at the very least allowed to happen) over the creation of the core mythology of the {{Whoniverse}}. He co-created the Time Lords and their non-intervention policy and the Doctor's enemy the Master. Even though UNIT did not originate with him (but did first appear in a story he script edited), he nurtured the concept along and presided over the promotion of the Brigadier from guest star to series regular.



During the "Wilderness Years" following the series' cancellation in 1989 , Terrance Dicks written thirteen original novels in all the different prose sections of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse. He wrote Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures ''Timewyrm: Exodus'', and the first Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures, novel ''The Eight Doctors''.

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During the "Wilderness Years" following the series' cancellation in 1989 , Terrance Dicks written thirteen original novels in all the different prose sections of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse. He wrote the second Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Timewyrm: Exodus'', and the first Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures, Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The Eight Doctors''.



After leaving ''Series/DoctorWho'', Dicks and Letts created a [[DarkerAndEdgier extremely grim]] hard science fiction BBC show ''MoonbaseThree''. The series did not last long. He then worked on many adaptations of classic novels and other literature for the Beeb. His early pre-''Who'' TV work included episodes of ''[[{{Series/TheAvengers}} The Avengers]]'' and ''Series/{{Crossroads}}''.

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After leaving ''Series/DoctorWho'', Dicks and Letts created a an [[DarkerAndEdgier extremely grim]] hard science fiction BBC show ''MoonbaseThree''.show, ''Series/MoonbaseThree''. The series did not last long. He then worked on many adaptations of classic novels and other literature for the Beeb. His early pre-''Who'' TV work included episodes of ''[[{{Series/TheAvengers}} The Avengers]]'' and ''Series/{{Crossroads}}''.
15th Jun '14 10:29:59 AM frogpatrol
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15th Jun '14 10:27:53 AM frogpatrol
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During the "Wilderness Years" following the series' cancellation in 1989 , Terrance DIcks written thirteen original novels in all the different prose sections of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse. He wrote Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures ''Timewyrm: Exodus'', and the first Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures, novel ''The Eight Doctors''.

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During the "Wilderness Years" following the series' cancellation in 1989 , Terrance DIcks Dicks written thirteen original novels in all the different prose sections of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse. He wrote Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures ''Timewyrm: Exodus'', and the first Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures, novel ''The Eight Doctors''.


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* DarkerAndGrittier: With the arrival of the New Adventures, series, he adjusted his style accordingly.
15th Jun '14 10:26:53 AM frogpatrol
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His most visible contribution to the franchise, however, was his involvement with the [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations Target Books novelisations of the TV stories]] between 1973 and the end of the original TV show. He personally wrote over sixty of the novelisations, and acted as an unofficial head writer and administrator for the series.

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His most visible contribution to the franchise, however, was his involvement with the [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations for Target Books novelisations of the TV stories]] between from 1973 and to the end of the original TV show. He personally wrote over sixty of the novelisations, novelisations and acted as an unofficial head writer and administrator for the series.
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