Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Spinoff Billie Piper Never Had

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel: Piper Who Spinoff Scuttled
The BBC reported that it has scrapped plans for a Doctor Who spinoff show that would have starred Billie Piper, who played Rose Tyler in the show's previous two seasons in the United Kingdom. (The second season of Doctor Who will air in the United States on SCI FI Channel, starting on Sept. 29.)"It was actually commissioned by the controller of BBC One and budgeted," series creator Russell T Davies told Doctor Who magazine, according to a report on the BBC Web site. But Davies later decided that the show, Rose Tyler: Earth Defence, was "a spinoff too far" and called it off.
Wow! I have an internet connection and am online a lot and I swear this is the first that I've heard about this spinoff. Makes me feel primitive and out of the "loop". I don't think this show was a good idea... EVER. It must have been pillow talk to get Billie Piper to leave the Doctor Who show.

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