Have you ever sat watching an episode of Doctor Who and thought, “I could write a better episode than that!” Or, more hopefully, you thought, “I’d sure like to be able to write an adventure for the Doctor!” Well, now you can, and you’ll even get Peter Capaldi as your lead actor to do it!
The BBC (the proper one, in Britain and everything) is hosting a contest/celebration called “Mission Dalek.” In it, the Doctor is lost, somewhere among a whole bunch of Daleks, and only you can help him find his way out, finding clues to his whereabouts in his 2000 Year Diary, which is located in the TARDIS core. Using clips and images provided by the BBC, you can figure out your own story of how the Doctor gets out of this one using any variation of video, animation, or image editing. Throw in voice over if you want, it’s totally cool with them! It just can’t be over 90 seconds. So remember what Bill Shakespeare said: Brevity is the soul of wit.
Now, there are two versions of this. One is a competition for people who live in the UK who can win a chance to visit the Doctor Who set and possibly meet the Doctor himself. For people who do not live in the UK, it’s instead called a “celebration” for which the prize is a follow from the official BBC Doctor Who Twitter account. Soooo a bit of a discrepancy of prizes there, but since the BBC is a public entity and UK taxpayers pay for it, they can’t just be giving extravagant prizes to people who don’t even live there. I get it. It’s plenty cool that they’re even letting non-Brits do it at all.
For a complete list of rules and access to the assets, as well as some helpful hints on how to make Doctor Who from Steven Moffat and the rest of the crew, visit the BBC’s website. And let us know if you make one! We’d love to see it too!