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The Leekley Bible was the 45-page "new series document" or "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

A ruggedly handsome young Time Lord named the Doctor 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

As the Leekley Bible was produced as reference material for TV series writers, it included several "sample premises" meant 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. However, after his ideas were met with a poor reception, Leekley was removed from the project in September 1994. (REF: The Nth Doctor)

References Edit

Some elements of the Leekley Bible, like the Doctor's father being named Ulysses, were later used in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures.

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