YOUR TERRIBLE IDEAS FOR A SPIN-OFF: That the BBC Just Might Desperately Use?

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What are the worst possible ideas that you can think of for yet another New Who related spin-off show?

The only rule of this thread is that your idea must be even worse than *CLASS (which is a huge challenge, admittedly).

Beyond that, it's up to you. :death:



On a related note, would you sue the BBC if they stole appropriated any of the suggestions you post here - or would you simply gloat as it crashed and burned?










- Cautionary final note. Even if the BBC don't use your idea, BIG FINISH probably will. In a box set probably.



There must be further spin-offs in here somewhere.....

Rose
The End of the World
The Unquiet Dead
Aliens of London
World War Three
Dalek
The Long Game
Father's Day
The Empty Child
The Doctor Dances
Boom Town
Bad Wolf
The Parting of the Ways
The Christmas Invasion
New Earth
Tooth and Claw
School Reunion
The Girl in the Fireplace
Rise of the Cybermen
The Age of Steel
The Idiot's Lantern
The Impossible Planet
The Satan Pit
Love and Monsters
Fear Her
Army of Ghosts
Doomsday
The Runaway Bride
Smith and Jones
The Shakespeare Code
Gridlock
Daleks in Manhattan
Evolution of the Daleks
The Lazarus Experiment
42
Human Nature
The Family of Blood
Blink
Utopia
The Sound of Drums
Last of the Time Lords
Time Crash
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Partners in Crime
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Planet of the Ood
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The Doctor's Daughter
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Turn Left
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Day of the Moon
The Curse of the Black Spot
The Doctor's Wife
The Rebel Flesh
The Almost People
A Good Man Goes to War
Let's Kill Hitler
Night Terrors
The Girl Who Waited
The God Complex
Closing Time
The Wedding of River Song
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe
Asylum of the Daleks
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The Power of Three
The Angels Take Manhattan
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The Bells of Saint John
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Night of the Doctor
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In the Forest of the Night
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Under the Lake
Before the Flood
The Girl Who Died
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The Return of Doctor Mysterio
The Pilot
Smile
Thin ice
Knock Knock
Oxygen
Extremis
The Pyramid at the End of the World
The Lie of the Land
Empress of Mars
The Eaters of Light
World Enough and Time
The Doctor Falls
Twice upon a Time
The Woman Who Fell to Earth
The Ghost Monument
Rosa
Arachnids in the UK
The Tsuranga Conundrum
Demons of the Punjab
Kerblam!
The Witchfinders
It Takes You Away
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Resolution
Spyfall: Part 1
Spyfall: Part 2
Orphan 55
Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror
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SPIDER-HUNTERS

The show completely forgot that it had left giant spiders roaming around Sheffield (coz hey, who cares), so that's a plot-thread that could be followed up in a moderately expensive show that nobody watches.

A team of charisma free non-actors should help to drive those ratings down as they hunt a boring spider of the week somewhere in the town.


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The Missy Chronicles.

The New UNIT. Featuring Kate Stewart and Osgood.

The Paternoster Gang.

Thank goodness nobody is stupid enough to make any of those.

Oh wait...
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Ashildr and Clara - an exciting adventure in time and space
Time Lords? Where we're going, we don't need Time Lords! Tune in to a totally original series where an immortal travels around in a TARDIS with a human friend who's super-duper special!

Bill and Heather - an exciting adventure in time and space
Who needs a TARDIS when you can be puddles that can travel anywhere in time and space? Join the lovers as they get wet together! Er, hang on, that didn't come out quite right....
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THE RONAN ADVENTURES

Sorta sit com with more 67th Century fun as Data Bishop Ronan the Clone Drone tries desperately to develop any kind of character at all.


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By day, Chibnell, Moffat and RTD are humble screen writers/ showrunners....

By night, they are The Titans Three, guardians of Earth....

Captain Chinball, Mighty Mofftwat and Dame RTD fight for their truth, social justice and approved wokeness for all.....

With their trusty android Nick Briggs, with his tongue firmly down the back of their trousers..........
Now that we all know about the rude bits, aren't they rude? And as we get older, they get ruder and ruder. :oops:
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Heccypoo wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:49 pm
By day, Chibnell, Moffat and RTD are humble screen writers/ showrunners....

By night, they are The Titans Three, guardians of Earth....

Captain Chinball, Mighty Mofftwat and Dame RTD fight for their truth, social justice and approved wokeness for all.....

With their trusty android Nick Briggs, with his tongue firmly down the back of their trousers..........
Wait, I thought the title was terrible ideas...?
"[this story] dates from the period in which science fiction fans did not take themselves quite so seriously as nowadays, and those who made religion from an enthusiasm were generally mocked for it." -- Michael Moorcock, from the introduction to "Elric at the End of Time" (1983). Lucky that comment could never be applied to modern SF fans... :roll:

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THE BAD SHOP OF ABBEYDALE ROAD

The story of a Sheffield shop - first seen in THE WOMAN THAT FELL TO EARTH - that sells simply the worst clothes in the universe.

Just a day to day gentle comedy/drama about Mister Bellhop, the manager with a fob watch - and his stupid staff as they continue to provide terrible clothing to various intergalactic visitors.


Ratings boosted by the news that Jodie Whittaker won't be making a cameo appearance in any of the episodes.


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UNIT - The Cybermen Years
They're back! Follow the CyberBrig and his trusty officers CyberYates and CyberBenton as they seek to 'delete' any threat to Earth (at least until their Cyber buddies arrive to convert the human race). Featuring a special guest appearance from CyberBill, the first openly gay Cyberperson!
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The Weeping Angel in Oxford Circus

A not very moving story.
"[this story] dates from the period in which science fiction fans did not take themselves quite so seriously as nowadays, and those who made religion from an enthusiasm were generally mocked for it." -- Michael Moorcock, from the introduction to "Elric at the End of Time" (1983). Lucky that comment could never be applied to modern SF fans... :roll:

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A rogue time agent, who is sexually ambiguous, running a secret hi tech base under the streets of Cardiff, featuring a secret organisation that is 150 years old.

Title can be an anagram of something else, FANWNAK sounds natty.

Lets get a song and dance man with no real acting skills to front it, but rely on force of personality as a recipe for success........

Get a shed load of hack writers in to bang out scripts in 5 mins over a latte in a Costa , and sell it to a audience that swallows any old junk disguised as entertainment

Sorry I may have been beaten to this idea...................
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Sid Rat wrote:
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Ashildr and Clara - an exciting adventure in time and space
Time Lords? Where we're going, we don't need Time Lords! Tune in to a totally original series where an immortal travels around in a TARDIS with a human friend who's super-duper special!

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If they're at it, I'd watch it. :D
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TALES FROM THE EGGBASE

Follow a young. tough, flawless and brilliant Hobson as she (fans can argue about that one) and her international crew live their day to day lives on a newly constructed base on a recently laid egg.


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Spam Fritter wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:21 am
A rogue time agent, who is sexually ambiguous, running a secret hi tech base under the streets of Cardiff, featuring a secret organisation that is 150 years old.

Title can be an anagram of something else, FANWNAK sounds natty.

Lets get a song and dance man with no real acting skills to front it, but rely on force of personality as a recipe for success........

Get a shed load of hack writers in to bang out scripts in 5 mins over a latte in a Costa , and sell it to a audience that swallows any old junk disguised as entertainment

Sorry I may have been beaten to this idea...................
Ooh, that sounds great! Let's throw in some f-bombs right from the start because that will make it 'adult'. And one of the 'heroes' could get his sexual kicks with the help of an alien date-rape drug, that will get some laughs. What could be better to associate with Doctor Who?
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I feel these little guys deserve their own series.

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"[this story] dates from the period in which science fiction fans did not take themselves quite so seriously as nowadays, and those who made religion from an enthusiasm were generally mocked for it." -- Michael Moorcock, from the introduction to "Elric at the End of Time" (1983). Lucky that comment could never be applied to modern SF fans... :roll:

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Sid Rat wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:54 am
Spam Fritter wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:21 am
A rogue time agent, who is sexually ambiguous, running a secret hi tech base under the streets of Cardiff, featuring a secret organisation that is 150 years old.

Title can be an anagram of something else, FANWNAK sounds natty.

Lets get a song and dance man with no real acting skills to front it, but rely on force of personality as a recipe for success........

Get a shed load of hack writers in to bang out scripts in 5 mins over a latte in a Costa , and sell it to a audience that swallows any old junk disguised as entertainment

Sorry I may have been beaten to this idea...................
Ooh, that sounds great! Let's throw in some f-bombs right from the start because that will make it 'adult'. And one of the 'heroes' could get his sexual kicks with the help of an alien date-rape drug, that will get some laughs. What could be better to associate with Doctor Who?
It could be called Touch Cloth or something similar...
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:58 pm
It could be called Touch Cloth or something similar...
Or how about an anagram of "Doctor Who" ?! Because that would be so subtle, and we could feel really smug and superior.

"Hoot Crowd", perhaps?
"[this story] dates from the period in which science fiction fans did not take themselves quite so seriously as nowadays, and those who made religion from an enthusiasm were generally mocked for it." -- Michael Moorcock, from the introduction to "Elric at the End of Time" (1983). Lucky that comment could never be applied to modern SF fans... :roll:

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LizR wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:42 pm
The Ginger Cat wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:58 pm
It could be called Touch Cloth or something similar...
Or how about an anagram of "Doctor Who" ?! Because that would be so subtle, and we could feel really smug and superior.

"Hoot Crowd", perhaps?
Nah, I still like FANWNAK
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Spam Fritter wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:07 pm
LizR wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:42 pm
The Ginger Cat wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:58 pm
It could be called Touch Cloth or something similar...
Or how about an anagram of "Doctor Who" ?! Because that would be so subtle, and we could feel really smug and superior.

"Hoot Crowd", perhaps?
Nah, I still like FANWNAK
How about WANFANK?

I'll get me coat...
Now that we all know about the rude bits, aren't they rude? And as we get older, they get ruder and ruder. :oops:
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