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The Never Was

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The Never Was: an Inter-web-Mini Adventure-isode ?

Calling all Doctor Who fan fiction movie makers! - if you have made your own 'Who' adventure I would like you to contact me (Mark Jones) via the form below at as I would love to involve as many of you as I can in this special project.


Black Sheep Independent Films has made several short films and two feature movies and I've known the Devious team since the early 90s.  (The shot above shows us at work).

the Devious connection

I've enjoyed following and helping out the whole Devious project and it's inspired me to join in the Doctor's 50th anniversary year. So with the help of the Devious crew I have decided to make a Inter-web-Mini Adventure-isode, Sequel/Prequel (Well it is a time travel show) to Devious (– the exciting adventure the Doctor had in-between ‘The War Games’ & ‘Spearhead from space).’

so far...

We have a script, a Doctor a Companion. and sets. A pre-visualisation of the show will be happening next – followed by some more tinkering with the script.

As we are putting the project together I hope to hear from lots and lots of Doctor Who fan film makers – I need your assistance in this audacious plan to celebrate Doctor Who, the only way we fans who own a camera and that's to make our own love letter to the best show on the box.

Mark Jones



A (longer than we thought) quick word from Devious!...

Mark is sending us a synopsis to go on these pages later this week when it should all come together. In essence - as explained to us by Mark - the idea is to create a five minute piece of Doctor Who celebrating the many (non-canon / fan /amateur / homage) projects that have been made over the years. Although the sets may be from Devious and some of the fleeting characters you will see you may recognise from Devious these are only the device to get the idea to work.


A future Doctor and companion will see something which has arrived through time and space initially from the Devious timeline and possibly via alternate universes. It will show that The Doctor has had many many more incarnations than he could have imagined. His "Devious" departure from his expected timeline - i.e. the Interim Doctor (played by Tony Garner) may not have been the only one. He has had many incarnations over the years - hinting that the eleven we have seen on TV are not the only ones. The way that we will see these other adventures is where you would come in - i.e. we would like to include brief few-second clips of as many fan films as we can.


Anyway - not wishing to steal Mark's thunder - this is how we understand it will happen.


Mark and his crew will be producing the whole thing - Devious's only connection will be providing some sets and some cameos. The production will feature a new Doctor and a Companion (Casey, played by Canna Rogers) and all filming and production will be by Mark and Black Sheep Independent Films.


We do want it to be seen as a celebration of all fan Doctor Who and we hope to give an equal timeslot to each project. Although Devious is the catalyst or  framework for the narrative it is not intended to feature any more heavily than the rest - we will treat all as equals!


Having said all that, of course if we actually get one or two episodes of Devious finished this year for the anniversary (as is our hope), then we hope this will aid us too, along with the rest of you!