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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: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)

It is - the main problem is in how fandom uses the word 'canon' and what it's come to signify. As zanda_myrande has argued, in one sense there always will be a canon - though there are canons themselves within that canon, arguably - but Teatime Brutality's ideas are closer to mine on the subject - a non-canon, non-law, perhaps.