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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 19 August 2017 at 1:52pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Here's the link:


I think almost everything is derivative in a sense. 


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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 19 August 2017 at 2:05pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

The accurate title of the blog post is "Look at this novel that has nothing to do with Doctor Who, but it's kind of funny and coincidental that the cover illustration of the title character looks kind of like William Hartnell."

Clickbait!
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 19 August 2017 at 4:22pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I am going to change my topic title, specifically the word "based" (I'm going to change it to "inspired"). 
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John Byrne

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Posted: 19 August 2017 at 4:50pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Mmmmmm..... nah.
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 19 August 2017 at 8:36pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I am going to change my topic title, specifically the word "based" (I'm going to change it to "inspired"). 

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Even that is a bit much. This should have been the first paragraph:


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However, it’s well-documented that Newman was only monolingual. His inability to speak French led to a problem when he worked at a TV station in Quebec. There were multiple people who developed Doctor Who, of course, but Newman created the central premise and it seems very unlikely he knew about Doctor Omega. Instead, it is most likely that the similarities are purely coincidence and both stories are based in humankind’s fascination with exploration.


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Luke Styer
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Posted: 09 October 2017 at 2:25pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I prefer to think that the Doctor and his companions inspired Arnould Galopin during a visit to fin de siècle France.


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Peter Martin
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Posted: 09 October 2017 at 7:44pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I think any suggestion that a key inspiration for the Doctor lay in a non-time-travelling character is fundamentally flawed. 

Edited by Peter Martin on 09 October 2017 at 7:45pm
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