Lost in the Dark Dimension

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Lost in the Dark Dimension (aka. The Dark Dimension, Lost in Development Hell) was a doomed thirtieth-anniversary Doctor Who movie from 1993. It remains a legend in Doctor Who history as being the greatest multi Doctor story that never was, though it may very well have been colossally shit.


A creature made of "chronal energy" fucks around with time so that the Fourth Doctor doesn't die and regenerate after falling from the Pharos Project (as seen in Logopolis). This creates an alternate "dark dimension" and the Doctor has to revert the timeline back before he and his other incarnations are erased from time.

Why it died

BBC fucked up, funding fell through, rights issues with the TV Movie.

With the project sunk, the thirtieth anniversary was instead celebrated with the god-awful Dimensions In Time.


Apparently some of the actors (particularly Jon Pertwee and Colin Baker) were unhappy their roles were so small (the script featured Tom prominently while the others had cameos). 

The Caves of Androzani director Graeme Harper was going to direct it and wanted to cast Rik Mayall as the villain.


The Dark Dimension was eventually remade as a fanfilm by YouTube user ‘Season26B’ and can be watched in full here.

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