Russell T. Davies pitched a Doctor Who graphic novel, was turned down

Mind-bogglingly preposterous news of the day: Russell T. Davies, the man who brought Doctor Who back from the dead and created the template for 21st century Who, says he recently approached BBC Books about writing a Doctor Who graphic novel... and they rejected him.

In an interview to promote his new show Wizards Vs. Aliens, which starts this week in the U.K., Davies insists that he won't be writing for Doctor Who on television again. And he adds:

Don't ask me about the 50th anniversary [in November 2013], because it's nothing to do with me... I'm just a happy viewer now. This'll teach me though — I did ask BBC Books if they fancied a graphic novel, and they went, ‘No'. I sat here thinking, I could write a graphic novel, I could even draw the graphic novel, that'd be brilliant… No. There we are then, I tried.

I have no idea if he's kidding about drawing as well as writing the graphic novel — does RTD have any drawing skills? But the notion that RTD could have written a new Who story, presumably starring Matt Smith, and got turned down... it's hard to imagine. [Telegraph]

Top image: Doctor Who Magazine.