It’s that time again, finally. A new Doctor Who DVD box set is out and that means minisodes, those shorts that fill out the universe a little bit in often fun and interesting ways.
Of course the minisodes from the Doctor Who season/series seven DVD have made their way online. You should check them out.
Perhaps most fascinating is the behind the scenes backstory for “Rain Gods”. I’ll let Neil Gaiman tell it.
For the puzzled and curious. The lost “Planet of the Rain Gods” sequence from “The Doctor’s Wife”, which was drawn by Mark Buckingham as a comic featuring the Doctor and Amy and Rory in the 2012 Doctor Who Brilliant Book, was then rewritten by me as a Doctor/River minisode for the DVD, and then that script was filmed more or less given some limitations of time and budget, does now sort of exist.
(It’s credited to Steven Moffat as writer, but then, they’ve credited me on the box as writer of “The Name of the Doctor” which he wrote and I didn’t, so there you go.)
What do you think? Worthy additions to the canon?
If you want to see them all bigified on your TV, the box set is out now.