This could well be the end of our wretched fanboy saga. The script is complete.
Technically, the first draft. But I’ve made so many edits and major plot revisions while writing it that it feels more like a third draft. Every time I took a significant detour from the treatment, I saved it to a new file. Three detours. Three files. The third time’s the charm, they say.
I was aiming for a 45-page script. The plot as outlined would’ve been longer, maybe twice as long. Scenes were combined, condensed even more beyond the treatment stage, or simply cut. And after all that, this completed draft is roughly 60 pages.
But it’s all a moot point. Unless someone actually performs it.
So if anyone — anyone — anyone out there is reading my nonsense, speak out. I’m attaching an Abode Acrobat file (PDF) of the Proteus Rising audio script. If you read it, I’d like constructive feedback.
And nicely. Spambots, trolls, and other defective brain cases need not apply. Causing trouble will only provide me with a data trail. And some of my friends don’t wear white hats.
And of course, yet another disclaimer for writers, producers, and anybody working with the BBC. We’re talking about an unproduced Doctor Who story. This isn’t for your eyes.
And obviously, I’d love to hear from anyone interested in actually performing this thing.
I mean, c’mon. Say hi. Or “cool!”Â Or even the perennial “I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me.”
Because that’s what I was shooting for.