‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: What if Disney got their mousy mitts on the Doctor?

My beef with Disney is by now well known, but it’s nothing to what it would be were The Mouse to take on my baby, Doctor Who. Then, we’re talking total war.

io9 commenter Cristoval created a few concepts for what a Disney Doctor Who would look like (featured recently at io9). For one — brace yourself — Disney Daleks:

They remind me of Vincent the robot from The Black Hole.

And then there’s the poster for a Disney Doctor Who:

Yesterday’s rumor about Johnny Depp being cast in an American Doctor Who movie invariably inspires nightmares about a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-esque perversion of my beloved Doctor. Which I can’t bear to think about.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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Thu, Jul 01, 2010 7:51pm

Hey, Disney! Mouse ears on the Doctor? You saw what happened to the fez…

Thu, Jul 01, 2010 10:19pm

Hmm… I remember seeing the poster somewhere a while ago… maybe that’s where those silly Depp rumors started.

That would be hilarious if it wasn’t so terrifying.

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Thu, Jul 01, 2010 10:25pm

Keanu Reeves was already in a movie that had a Tardis-inspired American telephone booth time machine.

Thu, Jul 01, 2010 11:33pm

I, Doctor Who fan for 32+ years declare publicly, I will not go to see it (any American Doctor Who film- Johnny Depp or not) nor will I spend one penny toward the project, it’s promotion or its profit.

Thu, Jul 01, 2010 11:47pm

This is truly the stuff of nightmares.

Fri, Jul 02, 2010 3:52am

Ctrl Alt Del has a different take on what Hollywood might do to the Doctor. If anything, it’s more horrifying.

Fri, Jul 02, 2010 6:35am

Actually, if we were really, really lucky, a Disney Doctor Who would be like that musical Buffy episode. Hey, I can hope.

Fri, Jul 02, 2010 8:43am

Actually, the Disney design of the Dalek doesn’t look too shabby. More compact and streamlined.

It’s the redesign of the TARDIS that’s horrifying. Candy color signage like it’s a vending machine?! Ye Gods. Better off turning it into a DeLorean.

Fri, Jul 02, 2010 12:40pm

Awww…see the Doctor would have a hard time convincing people the Daleks were evil if they looked like that. People would just want to pet them and take them home.

Fri, Jul 02, 2010 2:11pm

no. No. NOOOOO! even the thought — it burns me, burns me, precious!

Fri, Jul 02, 2010 3:09pm

Thank goodness the tv movie flopped if that was what was going to come out of it.