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The Leekley Bible was the "New series document" (known in the TV industry as "the bible") for a proposed Doctor Who TV series that would have been produced by Amblin Universal in the mid 1990s. It was written by John Leekley.

Publisher's summary Edit

The Leekley Bible was intended to be the starting point of a new Doctor Who series, essentially a reboot of the series reinventing Doctor Who with only the core concepts and mythos intact.

Concepts like the TARDIS remain, as did the names of many Time Lords such as Rassilon and Borusa (though sometimes spelt as "Barusa"). Gallifrey was also mentioned. (REFDoctor Who: Regeneration)

Storyline Edit

The Doctor (a ruggedly handsome young Time-Lord) discovers that he is the long lost son of the great explorer Ulysses. But not before the Master becomes the Lord-President of Gallifrey. The doctor must travel with the spirit of Borusa (who can only exist inside the "Time -crystals" that power the Tardis) and find his long lost father to restore the balance of peace across the universe.

Notable features Edit

In the Leekley Bible, a 45 page "writer's bible" of the type produced as reference material for TV series writers. It has in it examples "sample premises" to illustrate the types of stories that could be told in this rebooted format; these included:

After the Bible was written, Leekly scripted Fathers and Brothers, the intended pilot episode of the series, which is a loose adaptation of Genesis of the Daleks in which the Master kills Davros and create the Daleks to control the Universe, featuring the spider Daleks. (REF: The Nth Doctor)