I suppose the rumours had to start. From GallifreyOne:
Doctor Who has been named the show that people would most like to see adapted for the cinema.
A Radio Times online poll in July and August saw some 2,300 readers take part, and they put the revamped series top of their movie hopes. Torchwood came ninth.
A breakdown of the figures isn’t revealed but Friends came second, Red Dwarf third, Heroes fourth, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation fifth, Spooks sixth, 24 seventh, Lost eighth and The Prisoner tenth.
Star Trek was voted the show that had made the most successful move to the silver screen, and Helen Hackworthy, the editor of radiotimes.com, said: “While Trekkers have had a number of big-screen delights, Who fans are hoping that the success of the new incarnation of Doctor Who will see it make the jump to a cinema near them.”
Incoming EP Steven Moffat, while not putting the kybosh on the idea of a movie entirely (“so long as it never gets in the way of the show”) said “it’s already been in the cinema, with Peter Cushing”. (Was the Paul McGann movie only made for television?)
I’m generally enjoying the series as written for TV so much that I think I’d rather one of the others on the Top 10 list got turned into a movie (not Friends though). Red Dwarf could be a lot of fun, and I love it that the Brits still have sufficient affection for The Prisoner to vote it in at 10th place.
N.B. We discussed the Library two-parter with River Song last week – so if anyone has more to add now that the second episode has screened here in Oz it might be best to keep that discussion all on one thread.