Right, back to the tangled roots of the Doctor Who audio project called something-Proteus-something.
You might remember the background.Â Neil Marsh and I were working on a fan audiodrama where the Doctor was female.Â Fanboy dickering drove the project into a ditch twice before.Â A big popularity contest.Â Sort of like high school, only shorter.Â We moved on to Afterhell after that.
The worst of it faded into the background noise of the scriptwriting process.Â Unfortunately that was an even bigger mess.
I started on a full outline of the whole storyline, cliffhangers and all.Â Then Neil sent an e-mail, panicking.Â Forget the outline, he said.Â He could really use a script, something to show people.
I wrote the first few scripts based on what I had.Â Then he grew concerned about the plotting.Â Stop the scriptwriting.Â He wanted the outline after all.
I went back to the outline, only to get more e-mails begging for scripts.
And so on and and so on.
Neil was always nervous.Â Never satisfied.Â Whatever I gave him, he needed more.Â All this while writing Afterhell.Â Yup, he had me writing two radio series at the same time.Â And like an idiot, I went through this vicious cycle a few times, back and forth.Â Recipe for burnout.
Anyway, after the jump,Â this is the rough but completed outline for “I, Proteus.”