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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old March 8 2013, 01:17 PM   #46
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I suppose it depends how you define 'canon.' Sherlock Holmes fans use it to mean novels written by Conan Doyle. The Bible means the 4 gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

If you apply the same sort of criteria to DW, I would argue that the likes of books, radio dramas, DW unbound and the Cushing movies fall outside the definition of canon, no matter how influential they have proven to be or how well they fit in within the continuity of the series.
The reason fans make such a fuss over the word "canon" is that they assume it's a value judgment, a seal of approval for what's real or worthwhile or acceptable. But it isn't. It's just a descriptive label. The canon is the original, core body of work, as distinct from derivative works by other creators or companies (i.e. licensed tie-ins or fanfiction). That's all the word means. It doesn't mean "real" or "right," because virtually any long-running canon will retcon or ignore earlier parts of itself, so canon is no more exempt from being contradicted than tie-ins are. Fans use "canon" as a synonym for "continuity," and that's generally the goal, but it's not absolute, because a canon can rewrite its own continuity, or it can add ideas from non-canonical works into its continuity (e.g. the Star Wars prequels and TV series incorporating characters, species, planets, etc. created for the comics and novels in some cases while ignoring them in others).

So canon does exist; it just doesn't mean as much as fans mistakenly assume it does. Doctor Who has a canon, but that canon has a very loose and mutable continuity.
Indeed, even to return to one of the examples I used, the four Gospels of the New Testament are 'Canon' but contain different tellings of the life of Christ, each varying somewhat from the others.

(I'm probably coming across as really religious here but I'm actually at best an Agnostic!)
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Old March 8 2013, 02:39 PM   #47
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Rather than us bickering over (under, beside, behind, etc.) canon (contenuity, whatever), let's just kick back and present examples of crossover craziness, be it illustration, Photoshopping, music videos or some other creative endeavor.

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Indeed, even to return to one of the examples I used, the four Gospels of the New Testament are 'Canon' but contain different tellings of the life of Christ, each varying somewhat from the others.
And just like in Trek Fandom, there are many Christian theologians who will go through great pains to show how don't really contradict each other, tell the same story and fit together perfectly. The same is true of other religious canons, such as the canon of the Hebrew Bible/Tanakh, which--to cite one example--contains two differeing accounts of the creation of mankind.
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Old March 8 2013, 03:57 PM   #49
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Old March 8 2013, 04:08 PM   #50
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Rather than us bickering over (under, beside, behind, etc.) canon (contenuity, whatever), let's just kick back and present examples of crossover craziness, be it illustration, Photoshopping, music videos or some other creative endeavor.

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Old March 8 2013, 04:09 PM   #51
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I only believe in the Big Finish audios about Jesus. The Bible is non-canon.
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Old March 8 2013, 04:47 PM   #52
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What about Multi-Jesus crossovers?
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Old March 8 2013, 05:28 PM   #53
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Fifith Jesus is still my favourite. I still can't believe the robes they gave the sixth Jesus to wear...
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Old March 8 2013, 05:48 PM   #54
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I prefer the Seventh Jesus's darker literary stories in the Virgin Mary New Adventures.
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Old March 8 2013, 06:32 PM   #55
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Virgin Mary New Adventures.
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Old March 8 2013, 06:36 PM   #56
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I just love Jesus in General, I can't pick one that I love above all others
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Old March 9 2013, 01:28 AM   #57
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You Never Forget Your First Jesus...
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Old March 9 2013, 03:10 AM   #58
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Yeah, rereading that now I see that, serves me right for getting in a thread about canon.


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Old March 9 2013, 08:34 PM   #59
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In terms of trek/Dr. Who cross-overs, for the artists out there:

TOS meets fourth Doctor

Tennant should have been on Enterprise-D (more work with Pat)

Matt Smith with JJ and Pine.

It gets a bit harder after that.

Hartnell on the Orbit Jet.

Second Doctor on Lost in space or the Time Tunnel

Third Doctor On Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea...or UFO

Fifth Doctor in Buck Rogers with Erin Grey

Sixth Doctor on Red Dwarf of course.

Seventh Doctor...hmm NuBSG--Stargate--or, of all things Game of Thrones.
Eighth on Space Above and beyond
Ninth in Alien
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Old March 9 2013, 11:31 PM   #60
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The Sixth Doctor was on Blakes 7
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