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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.

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Posted by: philmophlegm (philmophlegm)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
cyberleader

Clever.

Now people can replace "That's not canon. If you'd been in Who fandom as long as I have, you'd realise this" with "There is no Doctor Who canon. If you'd been in Who fandom as long as I have, you'd know this".

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Already a well-established ploy, if you want to look at it like that... but it's really more a matter of saying that where Doctor Who is concerned, assumptions behind the use of the word 'canon' developed in other fandoms can't apply.