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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.
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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