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So when does Paul Cornell get to write a canon Master story? 
20th-Feb-2009 09:10 pm
I'm usually shy about starting threads, but any conformation that we aren't delusional is a good thing, y/y?

The insane level of Doctor/Master in Scream of the Shalka was totally intentional.

Just ask Paul Cornell.

I am dying over here. Not that I didn't think this was the case before, but it's just nice to hear him say it.
21st-Feb-2009 02:29 am (UTC)
There was Doctor/Master panel??? Had I known I would've gone. DAMMIT
21st-Feb-2009 02:34 am (UTC)
It's nice to get concrete translation of such subtle subtext. I think that maybe I can start to love this Paul Cornell guy, just for being so up front about this.
21st-Feb-2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Well, I already owe him my soul after crying my guts out at Fathers Day. This is just icing on the awesome-cake for me.
21st-Feb-2009 03:37 am (UTC)
It's good to be canon. :-D
21st-Feb-2009 04:39 am (UTC)
Best cure for the blues ever! Oh Paul Cornell, how I love you. (Though this does make me even more disappointed that he's not replacing RTD.)
21st-Feb-2009 10:55 am (UTC)
Me too. He would've been way better than Moffat :(
21st-Feb-2009 04:40 am (UTC)
21st-Feb-2009 10:56 am (UTC)
That was pretty much my expression all evening yesterday. :)
21st-Feb-2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Day = freaking MADE.

Actually, wasn't at Gally this year, but I was last year - I think it was the Gender and Sexuality panel? And the discussion ended up on Doctor/Master, and Cornell said something along the lines of it being pretty much canon. Yays :D
21st-Feb-2009 06:10 am (UTC)
My Paul Cornell love didn't need to grow, as it is big enough already, but this is a nice additional reason for it.*g*
21st-Feb-2009 09:35 am (UTC)
I think I'm gonna start worship Cornell!
And damn, when I watched Scream of the Shalka there was a brief moment of "You're fool, RTD, why didn't you let REG to be Nine!". I wish Scream of Shalka was made a few years earlier, maybe we'd get a few audioplays...
21st-Feb-2009 10:00 am (UTC)
HA! I was just about to come over here and post this, but you beat me to it! It's something that, yeah, we all already knew, but it was wonderful to hear him actually say, "Yeah, they were at it, definitely." OH I KIND OF LOVE HIM REALLY HARD.
21st-Feb-2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Bless 'im. And you all for bringing the good bits to the masses.
21st-Feb-2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
I love my fandom so much. *does happy dance*
22nd-Feb-2009 06:04 am (UTC)

Also I find your icon shamefully adorable. Did you make those?
22nd-Feb-2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Indeed I did. I'm working on a Pertwee now.
22nd-Feb-2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
This made me very happy :D
23rd-Feb-2009 04:50 am (UTC)
:-D :-D I knew it!

(Subtext, though? I thought Shalka!Doctor/Master was text! ;-)
3rd-Nov-2014 08:48 am (UTC)
I had a chat with Paul Cornell about this at a Big Finish Day convention! (He was super nice!) I asked him, "So, in Scream of the Shalka... is the Master basically just a really sophisticated sexbot?"

We had a laugh about the whole thing and he admitted that he adores that intrepretation, but it wasn't intentional when he wrote it. The infamous voicemail message was meant to be between the Doctor and his previous female companion. If you read the novel version, that's explicit, and Cornell describes the Doctor as "asexual" in his author's notes.

Still, when he realised that people were interpreting the characters as being in a relationship, Cornell just rolled with it and has been quite vocal about his love for the Doctor/Master pairing ever since. He also told me he was really happy with the android boyfriend reference in the 2013 Christmas episode.

Also, he wrote a novel ("Happy Endings") in which Mike Yates ends up with a guy. :D
3rd-Nov-2014 10:51 am (UTC)
Getting an e-mail notification on this post was a trip. How on EARTH did you end up here, anon, all of five years later?

Oh, wait, I think I know. Hang on.

*rummages around on the internet for a bit*

Yes, I think I know how you got here. Your handle wouldn't happen to be Solle, would it?

(And the android BF line made me quite happy too. Though it raises all sorts of questions about if the Doctor has memories from alternate timelines. I wouldn't put it past him.)
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