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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: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)

I'd forgotten that article, but I do remember one by Paul Magrs. I think that the charm comes in the way the argument is expressed - though some of the quotations from Paul Cornell are a little long - and I agree with what it's saying, though there are competing ideas about what 'canon' means - it's an all-purpose noun-adjectival noun-adjective, possibly with adverbial aspirations, used by people passionate about their subject but not necessarily engaging as fully as they ought to with the arguments they are challenging.