James Goss (born 1974) started working for the official BBC website around the turn of the century. There he started commissioning a series of animated webcasts with audio tracks produced firstly by the BBC and subsequently Big Finish Productions. This led onto commissioning full animated serials like Scream of the Shalka and The Infinite Quest.
Goss originally commissioned the animation for the missing episodes 1 and 4 of The Invasion purely as a BBC website exclusive but Dan Hall liked it so much he included it on the DVD release in 2006. At the time the animated episodes garnered much speculation from fans as to whether more missing episodes would be animated in the future, however there have only been a few sporadic releases in the years since. The new relationship with Dan Hall led Goss to be invited to contribute further to the DVD range and he produced a number of documentaries over the next five years.
At the same time Goss was developing himself as a freelance writer, he has written for both Torchwood and Doctor Who mainly for Big Finish. Other notable work of his includes novelizing two of Douglas Adams' scripts for Doctor Who City of Death and The Pirate Planet. He is currently working for Big Finish on The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield series and especially dealing with everything Torchwood for them and contributing the odd Doctor Who story when he has time.
He also contributed to the charity reference book Behind the Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who.
Animation projects Edit
- Death Comes to Time
- Real Time
- Scream of the Shalka
- The Invasion (animated episodes 1 & 4)
- The Infinite Quest
- Flash Frames for The Invasion DVD
- Love Off-Air for The Invasion DVD
- All Aboard the Starliner for Full Circle DVD
- The Vampire Lovers for State of Decay DVD
- Lalla's Wardrobe for Warriors' Gate DVD
- Talking About Regeneration for The War Games DVD
- Defending the Museum for The Space Museum DVD
- The Thrill of The Chase for The Chase DVD
- Last Stop White City for The Chase DVD
- Cusick in Cardiff for The Chase DVD
- Daleks Beyond the Screen for The Chase DVD
- Daleks Conquer and Destroy for The Chase DVD
- The Curse of the Cybermen's Tomb for The Tomb of the Cybermen Special Edition DVD
- The Doctors Revisited