• Electric Dragon

    Is Time Crash canon? What about Dimensions In Time? A Fix With Sontarans? Shada? (And which version of Shada – the BBC audio/animation with Eight, the VHS version with missing bits narrated by Tom Baker, or the version with linking animation financed by Ian Levine?) In fact there is no such thing as canon in Doctor Who.

  • That was kind of my point… 😉

    Although JNT did argue Dimensions in Time was canon because he gave it a production code.

  • Julia Williams

    Ah sweet. Weeping Angels. It had to be Weeping Angels:-)� Although if the kids I am teaching writing to had to write for Dr Who the Dr would be meeting the Undead with monotonous regularity:-)

  • Toby O'Brien

    And if he was going to light the Olympic flame, then what about the timeline in which Tennant did it?� (BTW, the news stories about fans wanting Tennant to light the real one made me laugh.� I'm tele-balmy, but not that bad!� And I wonder what “they” think about Smith getting the chance to carry it at one point?)

    Also – was the torch-bearer supposed to be somebody I should have recognized if I knew Olympic sports at all?

  • Toby O'Brien

    And if he was going to light the Olympic flame, then what about the timeline in which Tennant did it?� (BTW, the news stories about fans wanting Tennant to light the real one made me laugh.� I'm tele-balmy, but not that bad!� And I wonder what “they” think about Smith getting the chance to carry it at one point?)

    Also – was the torch-bearer supposed to be somebody I should have recognized if I knew Olympic sports at all?

  • Toby O'Brien

    And if he was going to light the Olympic flame, then what about the timeline in which Tennant did it?� (BTW, the news stories about fans wanting Tennant to light the real one made me laugh.� I'm tele-balmy, but not that bad!� And I wonder what “they” think about Smith getting the chance to carry it at one point?)

    Also – was the torch-bearer supposed to be somebody I should have recognized if I knew Olympic sports at all?

  • I don't think so – I think he was the only actor they could afford for the money. But I know bugger all about sport

  • SK

    There is entirely such a thing as canon: it's anything made or officially licensed by the BBC. Which includes, yes, comics, ice lollies and Peter Cushing.

    What there isn't, is any attempt to make a coherent continuity.

    The problem comes when peopel assume that 'canon' means 'continuity'. But it doesn't. 'Canon' just means 'the set of official stuff'. There is absolutely no requirement for it to make any kind of sense, and indeed it doesn't, even if you just restrict it to the TV series. Even, in fact, if you just restrict it to the new TV series.

    So there.

  • Lisa Rullsenberg

    �It IS quite sweet; I'm thinking now though of the kids you teach writing to all being zombies v The Doctor fans!