Stretch Goal Ideas

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I may as well ask this here as well as on the Kickstarter.

We're doing very well, and chewing through the second set of stretch goals at an alarming rate. I added one more commentary track - the TV Movie - but I'm going to need more stretch goals. Possibly a lot of stretch goals, as I keep chewing through them faster than I expect.

I'm kind of at a loss for ideas. This Kickstarter is doing far, far better than I'd really ever imagined. Really, I keep trying to scale the size of my imagination up to deal with the level of support you guys show me and this project, and I just can't keep up with you.

But this is not the time for gushing about my fans and readers. This is the time for asking if anyone has any good ideas for stretch goals that the project might embrace in the future. I'd rather not commit to more audio commentaries until I know how they go, how downloaded they are, et cetera.

So. Any ideas?

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goatie 3 years, 11 months ago

Maybe cover some Big Finish side projects, like Dalek Empire or I, Davros.

Produce an interactive movie version of the Logopolis entry.

I don't recall: did you do a Pop Between Realities for All Creatures Great And Small? I can't locate it on the blog.

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Bob Dillon 3 years, 11 months ago

(from tonight)"It's a psychochronograph!" (and it was blue)

:)

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Philip Sandifer 3 years, 11 months ago

I mean, on the one hand I'm seriously wiped out on Big Finish stuff. But that might just be the wilderness years and their exhaustion talking. But yes, perhaps a TARDIS Eruditorum Extra thing where after the blog I once-weekly knock off a Big Finish or Virgin book or something I missed as part of a slow drive towards completism.

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T. Hartwell 3 years, 11 months ago

Regarding the Logopolis thing, I always thought it'd be neat to make that into its own little "Choose Your Own Adventure"-style book. A little pocket-sized book, probably with a slightly expanded entry, with this style of cover art:
http://codinghorror.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a85dcdae970b0120a86db856970b-pi




I'd buy it, anyway.

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David Ainsworth 3 years, 11 months ago

Personally, I'd be interested in having you respond to About Time, either their essays or some of their analyses. I know you do address them some of the time, but generally as part of an essay on a specific story, not as a thing in itself.

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Philip Sandifer 3 years, 11 months ago

I like the Choose Your Own Adventure pastiche book. The entry and some backmatter could work quite well...

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elvwood 3 years, 11 months ago

I sent this via Kickstarter, but since it might spark better ideas from other people if they read it here:

You've done stretch goals based in text and audio, and threatened drama for anyone contributing $1,000; so how about a different medium - something graphical? I'm thinking specifically of a timeline/map showing influences, offshoots and parallels in an era - Hartnell's to begin with, obviously. Something like Pete Frame's rock family trees (vertical orientation) or that sci fi map someone posted a link to recently (horizontal orientation). Obviously some links would be tricky - you wouldn't want the timeline to go back to 1902 in order to show Georges Melies' A Trip to the Moon's influence on The Web Planet - but there are always ways around that.

Just a thought!

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Ununnilium 3 years, 11 months ago

Copying over from my comment on Sometime Never: A special graphical interactive version of the Logopolis essay? An analysis of a fictional Inspector Spacetime episode? An mp3 of you covering "Doctor in Distress"?

Also, I remember you mentioning on some previous post about how you had been thinking of doing a history of Doctor Who fandom (as opposed to a critical history of it).

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Philip Sandifer 3 years, 11 months ago

I would love to write that history. Also a definitive history of the Wilderness Years. But those aren't stretch goals - they'd need out and out research budgets.

Not saying I won't do them, of course. Or Kickstart them. But they're a hair too big for this. :)

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Philip Sandifer 3 years, 11 months ago

There's a reason I hire James for the covers, I fear. :)

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Ununnilium 3 years, 11 months ago

Hm, yes, fair enough.

T-shirts, perhaps?

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thingsiambotheredby 3 years, 11 months ago

Fanfiction. I realize it's a bit removed from what you do but I would love to see a short story by you.

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Froborr 3 years, 11 months ago

Just finished watching the ep, and I saw that too! Think it was an intentional shout-out?

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Ununnilium 3 years, 11 months ago

Hm. That might get dicey, since we are technically paying money for it. On the other hand, some kind of BBV-esque no-lawyers-were harmed thing exploring "what if the series took a different turn"... well, maybe.

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Bob Dillon 3 years, 11 months ago

I'm positive

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jane 3 years, 11 months ago

Psychochronography in practice, too. More than a shout-out, a pilfering.

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matt bracher 3 years, 11 months ago

Let me echo this!

You've commented often on About Time, but it would be great to have a deeper sense of what they got right or wrong, as well as a commentary on some of the more interesting essays.

This blog (which I've only been following for a few months, but I've devoured the Kindle books) and About Time are my standard references about classic stories. And I'm eagerly awaiting the next About Time this fall, although saddened that it will only cover the first two series.

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Wm Keith 3 years, 11 months ago

Fanfiction?

It clearly has to be David Whitaker \ Stephen Moffatt hurt\comfort.

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Ununnilium 3 years, 11 months ago

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yessssssss

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Josiah Rowe 3 years, 11 months ago

I'd love to see a Promethea-style map of the Sephiroth/Tree of Life adapted for that entry.

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Theonlyspiral 3 years, 11 months ago

It had to be a shout out...does anyone know if Neil Cross reads the blog?

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Kit Power 3 years, 11 months ago

I could add a vote for Dalek Empire for sure - I've only heard the first story, but I really enjoyed it and I think it added usefully to the discussion of how the Daleks are defined. Though the second story may upend that, for all I know...
What about the recent Doctor Who crossover comics? I'm pretty sure there's been a Doctor Who/Star Trek one recently. No idea if it's any good or not, but seems like it'd be ripe for your analysis either way. This may already be in the works I suppose.

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ferret 3 years, 11 months ago

I'd like to read some expanded in-one-place thoughts on Alchemy in general: it's history, philosophy and practices - Alchemy in Doctor Who and the influence of Alchemical thinking in wider literature/tv.

That or a biography of David Whitaker :-)

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