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Thoughts on how far any Doctor Who is canonical

July 26th, 2009 (01:35 pm)

Over at Teatime Brutality (and what a good name that can be for a blog discussing Doctor Who) there's a good essay about why the concept of the canon, at least in the way it has been used in fandom, doesn't apply in Doctor Who. Recommended by Paul Cornell on Twitter.


Posted by: Virgers! How are we doing with those explosives? (tree_and_leaf)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)

Actually, the new Star Trek film explicitly didn't wipe out the original time line, since the nearest we get to an Authoritative Explanation of What Has Happened - Spock, Uhura, and Kirk's conversation about temporal anomalies - is that Nero and the black hole created a new time-line/ parallel universe. The older Spock and Nero and company end up in the new parallel universe, but there's nothing to indicate that the old one isn't running along happily without them, or that the original Star Trek canon never happened. In fact, the existence of Older Spock proves that they did.