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.
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:
- The Seven Seas (an adaptation of The Smugglers)
- Talons (A remake of The Talons of Weng-Chiang relocated to New York City)
- Earthshock, loosely based on the original story, which would have introduced a new more savage Cyberman
- Fang Rock (A remake of Horror of Fang Rock)
- The Celestial Toymaker (who was to have been under the control of the Master)
- Don't Shoot, I'm the Doctor! (a more historically accurate version of The Gunfighters)
- Tomb of the Cybs (a remake of Tomb of the Cybermen in which the Cybs are awoken by the Master)
- The Yeti (The Abominable Snowmen)
- The Ark in Space
- The Outcasts (A loose remake of The Invasion of Time focusing on the Outcasts of Gallifrey)
- An Era of Fire (A mix between The Reign of Terror and The Claws of Axos)
- The Daemon Within (A remake of The Dæmons set in Salem, Massachusetts)
- The Depths (A remake of The Sea Devils set on a Louisiana oil rig)
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)