Peter Jackson Doctor Who

Now that Doctor Who finally has that increased Disney budget, do you think we might finally get that Peter Jackson-directed episode of Doctor Who?

They certainly have more chance of being able to afford overseas filming in New Zealand now, and we know that Peter Jackson has expressed interest a few times in directing Doctor Who.

The biggest issue the BBC would face now would be that Peter Jackson’s episode would probably be at least three hours long.

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Ah that’s the length of the edited down version! It’ll be at least four and a half hours in the special extended Directors super-duper B&W version and then comes half an hour more when they release it in Tales of the TARDIS at some point. And he’ll still leave out Tom Bombadil!

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And then there’s the film trilogy of prequels directed by Peter Jackson too, starting Martin Freeman as a Timeless Doctor.

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It’ll then feature Ian McKellen with his hair full of bird poo :eyes:

(I still haven’t managed to get through all the Hobbit movies…)

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We’ve had Ben Wheatley. Maybe we will get Jackson one day. For a Christmas special?

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I think a Special is definitely most likely. If not a Christmas one, then a Special that includes a regeneration, or an anniversary Special.

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Is it bad that I want that now?

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This isn’t exactly on topic but wouldn’t it be awesome if Christopher Nolan directed an episode of DW? He’s fascinated by time and nonlinear storytelling, so he’d probably direct an episode so complex that no one understands it - not that they had any chance anyway, because he’d also hire Hans Zimmer to do the music, and it would be so loud that you couldn’t follow the dialogue.

But I’d be happy with Peter Jackson as well.

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I’d be happy if we just got more from Rachel Talalay :grin:

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Well, she is one of the more talented directors we’ve had on the show, for sure. Give us more Rachel, she is a genius!

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By the way, love the new profile picture :blush::+1:

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Christopher Nolan would be excellent. He’d handle a timey wimey Steven Moffat script very well.

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Definitely. The best director Doctor Who has had.

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