We can now reveal that over the past few months Merkelbach Films
have been trying to acquire the rights to use a famous Doctor Who
monster in an Australian-made independent film.
Although I have spoken personally with various people from the spin-
off world, official contact has not been made with the firm handling
the creator's estate. A reply is now doubtful.
A very reliable "inside" source told me that nobody can get the
rights to any who-related characters, because of the new series.
However I am sure this does not affect already established
productions companies such as Big Finish and Reeltime
Instead of the proposed spin-off, Merkelbach Films will make another
installment of the acclaimed sci-fi film series, The Traveller.
Filming will commence on the new film (Whispers) in 2005. More
details expected soon
A big thanks to David J. Howe for his help and support.