Doctor Who writers make a new story, one sentence each and it's kinda gross!

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Jan 13, 2016, 4:58 PM EST

Writing for TV is often a collaborative process. Even when there's only one writer listed on a script, in all likelihood there were still meetings where ideas were hashed out in order to craft a solid outline. So most TV writers are used to working together.

But not like this.

The BBC pooled together Who's writers and asked them to formulate a brand new story, but there were a few catches. Each writer would only be able to write one sentence. And to add an extra wrinkle, each successive writer would only be able to see the sentence that immediately preceded theirs.

That's quite a set of limitations! So how did it all work out? Well...

Doctor Who series 9 writers - Truth or Consequences

Watch the writing team of Series 9 play a game of Truth or Consequences and continue the story in the comments - over to you!

Posted by Doctor Who on Wednesday, January 13, 2016


It's fun seeing how each writer tries to add very creepy, Who-like detail to their respective sentences. But, in the end, it's really just a story about someone who eats their own detachable belly button. Which, looking back to that time the Doctor had to fight monsters made of eye goobers, doesn't seem so comparatively weird after all.

(via Radio Times)