“Doctor Who” rumored to feature fan-made credits


Or so claims Bleeding Cool.

Apparently the credits included in the leaked Doctor Who scripts (you’ve heard about those, yes? More on those later) say the new credits are by “BBC Wales Graphics based on original idea by Billy Hanshaw”.

Billy Hanshaw posted these credits some months back, which caused many clothes to become stained.

If this is true, it’s an amazingly cool thing for the BBC to admit that a fan inspired them (well, he’s a professional in media, but he is a DW fan), and more importantly, to provide credit.

It’s not the first time that’s happened in the new series.  A good bit of the plot of Rise of the Cybermen / The Age of Steel came from a Big Finish Audio adventure, “Spare Parts” by Marc Platt.  Showrunner Russell T Davies got Platt a writer’s fee, and he received a “Thanks to” credit in the episode.

We shall see in August how true this is – The premiere episode will be touring the world with the Who crew, including visits to New York City, South Korea, and Rio de Janeiro.