Scream of the Shalka

Cream of the Falcon
Literally phoned in.
Literally phoned in.
Season: 40th anniversary animated webcast
Episode: 1
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Air date 13 November - 18 December 2003
Written by Paul Cornell
Directed by Wilson Milam
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TV Movie Rose
The Animated Doctor and Mattress.

Scream of the Shalka was a 2003 animated story-webcast thingy made during The Wilderness Years for Doctor Who's 40th Anniversary (as if Zagreus wasn't enough).

It starred Richard E. Grant as the Shalka Doctor and Derek Jacobi as another Delgado lookalike the Mattress.


Basically Rose only stretched out into a classic series style six-parter and GOAT. The Doctor lands oop norf, has a chat with a crazy old homeless lady, talks to a whole bunch of people we can't possibly hope to understand (including future Queen Liz Ten and future Doctor Ten), gets screamed at by the titular lava snakes, and gets thrown into a black hole and phones his way out. In the end, the Doctor saves the day by singing showtunes and doing something eccentric.

Also features a stunningly graphic audio-rendition of a sex scene between the Doctor and the Master. No, really.


It was written by Paul Cornell and was probably the most notable project made between the TV Movie and the new series.

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