Atkinson could do it fine. He did play the Master in Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death. A parody, yes, but one of the keys to being a great Master is hamming it up; Atkinson can chew scenery as well as anybody,
Screwy, that was Jonathan Pryce. Rowan Atkinson played the Doctor (as did Hugh Grant, Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent, and Joanna Lumley.)
Edit: On that point, what about Jonathan Pryce?
I am really impressed by the storytelling in this TL. This is quite something DAv!
This is a fine timeline and developing in logical but unexpected ways! I am loving all the side nods to things going on at the time
...why do I have a feeling this with be covered in the next post...
The latter really.Was the way I wrote the look back on Denver's time as the Doctor an issue? Or was it just the series and its direction that it took ITTL?
Hadn't regarded Rowan Atkinson as the Master to be honest. Never really seen him in a fully dramatic role so there's not much for me to look into for him.
Part Twelve: Me And my Shadow:
“What the Hell is this Mikey? You can't be serious about telling the press about this!”
“Well I just thought the attention.”
“Attention?! Attention?! You do this Mikey and the only attention you'll be getting is part of a freak show! You ever go to the carnival Mikey? You ever pay to see the freak show?!”
“That's because no one pays to see the freak show! They pay for the main event! You want to be the main event, or get laughed at with the rest of the freaks?!”
“... I wanna be in the main event Frank.”
“That's good Mikey, that's good. Just keep it together and I'll make sure you do OK.”
- Alleged telephone conversation between Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra, 1985
Sweet revenge on Grade!
Hopefully Michael Jackson avoids the rumors and accusations of abuse ITTL. IMO, that contributed to his death.
What is this referring to? To the face-lift?
Ooh, does this mean we'll be seeing the fabled "Ghostbusters vs. Star Trek riots of '87" TTL-Spoony* mentioned in the first post?Likely to be doing so. He'll be popping into the next update quite possibly as the Ghostbusters and new Star Trek series really take off.
Ooh, does this mean we'll be seeing the fabled "Ghostbusters vs. Star Trek riots of '87" TTL-Spoony* mentioned in the first post?
*Assuming Schwoony is supposed to be Spoony...
Wow. Things are really changing.
I'm going to take a shot in the dark here... was this the Tv Tropes page?Also, have to apologise for essentially stealing the idea of a Ghostbusters TV show from another TL whose name eludes me at the moment. I've read nothing of the TL save its TV tropes page and am trying to keep it like that so I'm not tempted to do the same. Hopefully I'll manage to make my incarnation of the idea much different than whatever theirs is like.