History WebAnimation / ScreamOfTheShalka

17th Jul '17 4:15:45 AM Maddoxsort
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The webcast was revolutionary for a number of reasons. It was going to be the first broadcast piece written by an author of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels. It starred a black companion (something previously only seen in spin-offs). And it had the Doctor and the Master travelling together, exploring the possibility of friendship between them. Sadly, the timing was unfortunate -- because just before its release, the new TV series was announced for 2005. ''Scream of the Shalka'' and its Ninth Doctor were deemed "alternate universe", and the series is not considered part of the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} canon. It did, however, get both a novelisation and an official prose sequel: [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/vampires/newstory/scottwright.shtml "The Feast of the Stone"]].

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The webcast was revolutionary for a number of reasons. It was going to be the first broadcast piece written by an author of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels. It starred a black companion (something previously only seen in spin-offs). And it had the Doctor and the Master travelling together, exploring the possibility of friendship between them.

Sadly, the timing was unfortunate -- because just before its release, the new TV series was announced for 2005. ''Scream of the Shalka'' and its Ninth Doctor were deemed "alternate universe", and the series is not considered part of the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} canon. It did, however, get both a novelisation and an official prose sequel: [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/vampires/newstory/scottwright.shtml "The Feast of the Stone"]].
17th Jul '17 4:15:31 AM Maddoxsort
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''Scream of the Shalka'' is a [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash flash]]-animated ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial with Creator/RichardEGrant as the voice of a Ninth Doctor, Creator/SophieOkonedo as his new companion, and Creator/DerekJacobi as the Master. The story was written by Creator/PaulCornell, and its animation was produced by Creator/CosgroveHall. The serial was webcast by the BBC's official ''Doctor Who'' website in November and December of 2003.

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''Scream of the Shalka'' is a [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash flash]]-animated ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial with Creator/RichardEGrant as the voice of a Ninth Doctor, Creator/SophieOkonedo as his new companion, and Creator/DerekJacobi as the Master. The story was written by Creator/PaulCornell, and its animation was produced by Creator/CosgroveHall. The serial was webcast by the BBC's official ''Doctor Who'' website in November and December of 2003.
2003, following the success of the motion comics they previously aired in a more ambitious direction.
17th Jul '17 4:13:53 AM Maddoxsort
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The one with the would-be Nine and the alpha version of Professor Yana.
28th May '17 6:38:55 PM MarkLungo
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* GreatOffscreenWar: The Time Lords are alluded to be directing the Doctor's actions, and the novelisation and other extraneous materials [[AllThereInTheMatrix explain]] that in the continuity envisioned at the time, the Time Lords had been wiped out by an AlienInvasion, resulting in their imprisonment in the Matrix ([[Franchise/TheMatrix no, not that one]]), and subsequently, their taking of control over the TARDIS, resulting in the Doctor being forced into dangerous situations as their agent. Apparently, the unnamed past companion who resulted in the "leave the girl behind" rule was the President of Gallifrey's daughter, and was killed in the invasion: the same invasion also resulted [[spoiler: in the Master's VillainsDyingGrace death in a HeroicSacrifice]], which impressed the Doctor enough to resurrect him into an Android body.

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* GreatOffscreenWar: The Time Lords are alluded to be directing the Doctor's actions, and the novelisation and other extraneous materials [[AllThereInTheMatrix [[AllThereInTheManual explain]] that in the continuity envisioned at the time, the Time Lords had been wiped out by an AlienInvasion, resulting in their imprisonment in the Matrix ([[Franchise/TheMatrix no, not that one]]), and subsequently, their taking of control over the TARDIS, resulting in the Doctor being forced into dangerous situations as their agent. Apparently, the unnamed past companion who resulted in the "leave the girl behind" rule was the President of Gallifrey's daughter, and was killed in the invasion: the same invasion also resulted [[spoiler: in the Master's VillainsDyingGrace death in a HeroicSacrifice]], which impressed the Doctor enough to resurrect him into an Android body.
28th May '17 6:38:04 PM MarkLungo
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* GreatOffscreenWar: The Time Lords are alluded to be directing the Doctor's actions, and the novelisation and other extraneous materials explain that in the continuity envisioned at the time, the Time Lords had been wiped out by an alien invasion, resulting in their imprisonment in the Matrix, [[{{TheMatrix}} no, not that one,]] and subsequently, their taking of control over the TARDIS, resulting in the Doctor being forced into dangerous situations as their agent. Apparently, the unnamed past companion who resulted in the "leave the girl behind" rule was the President of Gallifrey's daughter, and was killed in the invasion: the same invasion also resulted [[spoiler: in the Master's VillainsDyingGrace death in a HeroicSacrifice]], which impressed the Doctor enough to resurrect him into an Android body.

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* GreatOffscreenWar: The Time Lords are alluded to be directing the Doctor's actions, and the novelisation and other extraneous materials explain [[AllThereInTheMatrix explain]] that in the continuity envisioned at the time, the Time Lords had been wiped out by an alien invasion, AlienInvasion, resulting in their imprisonment in the Matrix, [[{{TheMatrix}} Matrix ([[Franchise/TheMatrix no, not that one,]] one]]), and subsequently, their taking of control over the TARDIS, resulting in the Doctor being forced into dangerous situations as their agent. Apparently, the unnamed past companion who resulted in the "leave the girl behind" rule was the President of Gallifrey's daughter, and was killed in the invasion: the same invasion also resulted [[spoiler: in the Master's VillainsDyingGrace death in a HeroicSacrifice]], which impressed the Doctor enough to resurrect him into an Android body.
28th May '17 6:33:52 PM MarkLungo
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** {{Irony}}: Funny thing is, of course, the Fifth Doctor is now his father-in-law, and [[PromotedFanboy he's also been the Doctor himself]].
* CreepyGood: The Doctor is particularly tall dark and snarky [[TheNthDoctor this time around]], tracks Alison to her home using a one-second glance he got at her pay slip, enthuses about the beauty of the Shalka HiveMind, causally mentions killing thousands in the past after the climax and generally behaves like a less drunken Withnail [[RecycledInSpace in space]]. He's also perfectly sweet to a random old lady he meets on the street, gives his apologies to Alison for the death of her friend Kim before the story began, is hesitant to bring Alison with him because he doesn't want to get anyone else killed and has a hint of a sad backstory, so it's a strange balance.

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** {{Irony}}: Funny thing is, of course, [[Creator/PeterDavison the Fifth Doctor Doctor]] is now his father-in-law, and [[PromotedFanboy he's also been the Doctor himself]].
* CreepyGood: The Doctor is particularly tall dark and snarky TallDarkAndSnarky [[TheNthDoctor this time around]], tracks Alison to her home using a one-second glance he got at her pay slip, enthuses about the beauty of the Shalka HiveMind, causally mentions killing thousands in the past after the climax and generally behaves like a less drunken Withnail [[RecycledInSpace in space]]. He's also perfectly sweet to a random old lady he meets on the street, gives his apologies to Alison for the death of her friend Kim before the story began, is hesitant to bring Alison with him because he doesn't want to get anyone else killed and has a hint of a sad backstory, so it's a strange balance.
24th Jun '16 9:14:29 PM saccharissa
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* PerkyGoth: The Ninth Doctor LooksLikeCesare, (a bit), wears a long dark coat and his TARDIS has a dark, shadowy industrial theme. Then again, he also complains about the jukebox in the pub not having any Packard Bell, laughs at his own jokes and sings a song from "Cabaret" at the end to defeat the invasion force, just for fun.

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* PerkyGoth: The Ninth Doctor LooksLikeCesare, (a bit), wears a long dark coat and his TARDIS has a dark, shadowy industrial theme. Then again, he also complains about the jukebox in the pub not having any Packard Bell, Pachelbel, laughs at his own jokes and sings a song from "Cabaret" at the end to defeat the invasion force, just for fun.



** The Doctor also makes multiple musical references, from his "Lon Cheney" line to Alison to his complaint about the lack of Packard Bell in the pub jukebox, to claiming to have done a poetry reading as a show-opener to an Elvis gig to his [[spoiler: final song]].

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** The Doctor also makes multiple musical references, from his "Lon Cheney" line to Alison to his complaint about the lack of Packard Bell Pachelbel in the pub jukebox, to claiming to have done a poetry reading as a show-opener to an Elvis gig to his [[spoiler: final song]].
12th Jan '16 4:49:55 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* WineIsClassy: When the Doctor is at his jerkiest at the start of the story, he goes into a small-town Northern pub and demands a specific vintage of Meursault. (In reality, he would undoubtedly have been beaten to within an inch of his life at this point.) This may be something of an ActorAllusion, as Creator/RichardEGrant previously played a wine drinker/TheAlcoholic in Film/WithnailAndI.

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* WineIsClassy: When the Doctor is at his jerkiest at the start of the story, he goes into a small-town Northern pub and demands a specific vintage of Meursault. (In reality, he would undoubtedly have been beaten to within an inch of his life at this point.) This may be something of an ActorAllusion, as Creator/RichardEGrant previously played a wine drinker/TheAlcoholic in Film/WithnailAndI.''Film/WithnailAndI''.
12th Jan '16 4:47:53 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* WineIsClassy: When the Doctor is at his jerkiest at the start of the story, he goes into a small-town Northern pub and demands a specific vintage of Meursault. (In reality, he would undoubtedly have been beaten to within an inch of his life at this point.) This may be something of an ActorAllusion, as Creator/RichardEGrant previously played a wine drinker/TheAlcoholic in Film/Withnail&I.

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* WineIsClassy: When the Doctor is at his jerkiest at the start of the story, he goes into a small-town Northern pub and demands a specific vintage of Meursault. (In reality, he would undoubtedly have been beaten to within an inch of his life at this point.) This may be something of an ActorAllusion, as Creator/RichardEGrant previously played a wine drinker/TheAlcoholic in Film/Withnail&I.Film/WithnailAndI.
12th Jan '16 4:45:46 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* WineIsClassy: When the Doctor is at his jerkiest at the start of the story, he goes into a small-town Northern pub and demands a specific vintage of Meursault. (In reality, he would undoubtedly have been beaten to within an inch of his life at this point.) This may be something of an ActorAllusion, as Creator/RichardEGrant previously played a wine drinker/TheAlcoholic in {{Withnail&I}}.

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* WineIsClassy: When the Doctor is at his jerkiest at the start of the story, he goes into a small-town Northern pub and demands a specific vintage of Meursault. (In reality, he would undoubtedly have been beaten to within an inch of his life at this point.) This may be something of an ActorAllusion, as Creator/RichardEGrant previously played a wine drinker/TheAlcoholic in {{Withnail&I}}. Film/Withnail&I.
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