Neil Gaiman Runs Out of Cash

Neil Gaiman has reached a point that many first time Doctor Who writers come to when creating their script for the show, in terms of his imagination on the page and the budget that has been allocated for the episode not merging well!

Neil Gaiman, Doctor Who writerThe writer has been blogging recently about his experiences when writing for Doctor Who:

“The wonderful thing about books and comics is your budget is infinite: it costs the same to draw one thing as another, to write one thing as another…That’s not true of television, where a budget might stretch to prosthetics or CGI, but not both…

“Truthfully, I’m not grumbling, I’m loving writing Doctor Who, and so far, each draft really has been better than the one before.”

His final draft is almost complete and should commence filming soon. It’s also worth noting that Neil’s episode is rumoured to be “episode 3” of the 2011 series of Doctor Who.

(Via LA Times. Visit Neil Gaiman’s blog at, or follow @NeilHimself on Twitter.)


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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