History Franchise / DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse

22nd Apr '16 5:35:27 AM moloch
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** They also recruited Fourth Doctor Creator/TomBaker to do several series of audio plays for them. (To make things ''not confusing at all'', these are now also sold on the Creator/BigFinish website, but are in no way part of the Creator/BigFinish continuity.)

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** They also recruited Fourth Doctor Creator/TomBaker to do several three series of audio plays for them. (To make things ''not confusing at all'', these are now also sold on the Creator/BigFinish website, but are and eventually got a ContinuityNod in no way part of the a Creator/BigFinish continuity.story, but are not Big Finish themselves.)



* ''Kaldor City'': By Magic Bullet Productions. Stories set in the decadent far-future human ([[AmbiguouslyHuman probably]]) culture seen in the Fourth Doctor serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death]]". Either an IntercontinuityCrossover or proof that ''Doctor Who'' and ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]'' [[CanonWelding take place in the same universe]]. An earlier Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel, ''Corpse Marker'', by "Robots of Death" scriptwriter and ''Blake's Seven'' script editor Chris Boucher, had already featured a crossover character, and these act as loose sequels to that novel. They have more grounding in the Whoniverse than the ''B7'' universe, though, and featured the surprise return of an old baddy and someone who's [[LawyerFriendlyCameo quite probably a Blake's 7 main character.]]

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* ''Kaldor City'': By Magic Bullet Productions. Stories set in the decadent far-future human ([[AmbiguouslyHuman probably]]) culture seen in the Fourth Doctor serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death]]". Either Following on from an IntercontinuityCrossover or proof that ''Doctor Who'' and ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]'' [[CanonWelding take place in the same universe]]. An earlier Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel, ''Corpse Marker'', by "Robots of Death" scriptwriter and ''Blake's Seven'' script editor Chris Boucher, had already featured a crossover character, and these act as loose sequels to that novel. novel and [[CanonWelding Canon Weld]] Boucher's ''Who'' and ''Blake's'' stories. They have more grounding in the Whoniverse than the ''B7'' universe, though, and featured feature the surprise return of an old ''Who'' baddy and someone who's [[LawyerFriendlyCameo quite probably a Blake's 7 main character.]]
22nd Apr '16 5:26:28 AM moloch
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* FixFic: Less popular aspects of the TV series are often explained and/or "fixed".

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* FixFic: Less popular aspects As you can imagine, there's been years of the TV series are this, often explained and/or "fixed".devolving into ArmedWithCanon.
29th Mar '16 10:16:45 PM GeorgeT-SLC
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In late 1963 we had ''Series/DoctorWho'', the series which spawned the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}}. Then in 1964, in the pages of ''TV Comic'', a ''Doctor Who'' spin-off comic started. It was the first part of what would become the ''Doctor Who'' ExpandedUniverse: a never-ending supply of stories with many different branches, timelines and continuities, which have a strong tendency to reference each other and mutually contradict each other in the same breath. Just how strongly linked it's continuity is to that of the TV series is "debatable" and very, very complicated.

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In late 1963 we had ''Series/DoctorWho'', the series which spawned the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}}. Then in 1964, in the pages of ''TV Comic'', a ''Doctor Who'' spin-off comic started. It was the first part of what would become the ''Doctor Who'' ExpandedUniverse: a never-ending supply of stories with many different branches, timelines and continuities, which have a strong tendency to reference each other and mutually contradict each other in the same breath. Just how strongly linked it's its continuity is to that of the TV series is "debatable" and very, very complicated.
27th Feb '16 12:55:44 PM davetheorist666
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* Oh, and also minor villain The Great Intelligence turns out to actually be YOG-SOTHOTH!

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* Oh, **Oh, and also minor villain The Great Intelligence turns out to actually be YOG-SOTHOTH!YOG-SOTHOTH!, who escaped the destruction of his universe with the other Great Old Ones (read: The Time Lords from said previous universe), by shunting themselves into a parallel universe that died a second later than theirs to pass into the next universe, which is the canon Series/DoctorWho universe!
27th Feb '16 12:48:43 PM davetheorist666
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*Oh, and also minor villain The Great Intelligence turns out to actually be YOG-SOTHOTH!
1st Feb '16 2:33:27 AM LondonKdS
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* TheMenInBlack: Just about every part of the Expanded Universe has its own evil UK GovernmentConspiracy alien-investigation secret service to match the TV universe's Torchwood:

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* TheMenInBlack: Just about every part of the Expanded Universe has its own evil evil, or at least DarkerAndEdgier, UK GovernmentConspiracy alien-investigation secret service to match the TV universe's Torchwood:
29th Jan '16 7:13:07 AM LondonKdS
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* TheMenInBlack: Just about every part of the Expanded Universe has its own evil UK GovernmentConspiracy alien-investigation secret service to match the TV universe's Torchwood:
** The Virgin prose novels had Department C19, which was at one point run by the Master in disguise.
** The Big Finish continuity has Department C4, aka the Forge. The Forge was the most obvious influence on Torchwood, being specifically motivated by extreme British nationalism and oriented towards reverse-engineering alien technology for military purposes.
** The ''Doctor Who Magazine'' comics continuity has Wonderland, an extra-terrestrial division of MI-6 with the mission of proactively investigating and when necessary destroying alien threats. It's the least overtly evil of the three, although it did have the embarassing situation of one of their top field agents turning out to be a psychopathic, sadistic, AbsoluteXenophobe who tried to steal the Doctor's TARDIS and use it to spread a virus that would have killed every non-Terran life-form in the universe throughout history.
15th Jan '16 4:54:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/IrisWildthyme'': Rogue (alleged) Time Lady, voiced by Katy Manning in the audios (who also played the Third Doctor's companion Jo Grant in the classic series), whose (alleged) TARDIS looks like a red double-decker London bus, smaller on the inside. She actually originated outside the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} in a few [[MagicalRealism Magical Realist]] novels by Paul Magrs and got {{transplant}}ed into it. If you're looking for a Whovian equivalent of SquirrelGirl, here she is.

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* ''Franchise/IrisWildthyme'': Rogue (alleged) Time Lady, voiced by Katy Manning in the audios (who also played the Third Doctor's companion Jo Grant in the classic series), whose (alleged) TARDIS looks like a red double-decker London bus, smaller on the inside. She actually originated outside the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} in a few [[MagicalRealism Magical Realist]] novels by Paul Magrs and got {{transplant}}ed into it. If you're looking for a Whovian equivalent of SquirrelGirl, ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, here she is.
15th Jan '16 7:33:17 AM Anddrix
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* ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' (based on "The Daleks") and ''[[Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.]]'' (based on "The Dalek Invasion of Earth"): Two colour, relatively high budgeted ''Doctor Who'' [[TheFilmOfTheSeries film adaptations]] from the 1960s. The films, starring Creator/PeterCushing, [[CompressedAdaptation shortened]] and [[ViewersAreMorons dumbed down]] the stories, meaning that they cut out much {{Padding}}, but simplified the themes, softened the characters and overall made things LighterAndSofter. The Doctor underwent {{Flanderization}} into a human AbsentMindedProfessor ''[[IAmNotShazam literally]]'' [[IAmNotShazam called Dr. Who]] who had invented a time machine called ''TARDIS'' (no "the"). His grand-daughter Susan was de-aged to prepubescence and Barbara and Ian were changed from teachers to Doctor Who's grown-up elder grand-daughter and her incompetent PluckyComicRelief boyfriend. The second film replaced Barbara and Ian with Doctor Who's niece Louise and Tom Campbell, a bumbling policeman who anticipated a couple of TV companions by stumbling into ''TARDIS'' thinking it was a real police box. Needless to say, they occur in a AlternateContinuity from the series. At least one comic and one prose spin-off short story have been officially published featuring the movieverse characters. Creator/BernardCribbins, who played Campbell, played Donna's grandfather Wilfred Mott in several Davies-era TV stories, decades later. Creator/StevenMoffat, showrunner of the main series, has cited the movie Daleks as inspiration for the Dalek design of series 5.

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* ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' (based on "The Daleks") and ''[[Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.]]'' (based on "The Dalek Invasion of Earth"): Two colour, relatively high budgeted ''Doctor Who'' [[TheFilmOfTheSeries film adaptations]] from the 1960s. The films, starring Creator/PeterCushing, [[CompressedAdaptation shortened]] and [[ViewersAreMorons dumbed down]] down the stories, meaning that they cut out much {{Padding}}, but simplified the themes, softened the characters and overall made things LighterAndSofter. The Doctor underwent {{Flanderization}} into a human AbsentMindedProfessor ''[[IAmNotShazam literally]]'' [[IAmNotShazam called Dr. Who]] who had invented a time machine called ''TARDIS'' (no "the"). His grand-daughter Susan was de-aged to prepubescence and Barbara and Ian were changed from teachers to Doctor Who's grown-up elder grand-daughter and her incompetent PluckyComicRelief boyfriend. The second film replaced Barbara and Ian with Doctor Who's niece Louise and Tom Campbell, a bumbling policeman who anticipated a couple of TV companions by stumbling into ''TARDIS'' thinking it was a real police box. Needless to say, they occur in a AlternateContinuity from the series. At least one comic and one prose spin-off short story have been officially published featuring the movieverse characters. Creator/BernardCribbins, who played Campbell, played Donna's grandfather Wilfred Mott in several Davies-era TV stories, decades later. Creator/StevenMoffat, showrunner of the main series, has cited the movie Daleks as inspiration for the Dalek design of series 5.
13th Jan '16 3:53:06 AM LondonKdS
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* [[ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan Titan Doctor Who comics]]: After IDW lost the US ''Doctor Who'' comics license, Titan Books, previously known mostly for publishing ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' strip collections, were the next recipients. They're publishing three separate ongoing series featuring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors, this time with both Ten and Eleven having original companions. They're also doing miniseries featuring the previous Doctors, including the first full Ninth Doctor comic story since his era originally ended, released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the revival. The 10th, 11th and 12th Doctor ongoings are combined into a single title for UK consumption: Doctor Who Comic, which launched in February 2015.

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* [[ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan Titan Doctor Who comics]]: After IDW lost the US ''Doctor Who'' comics license, Titan Books, previously known mostly for publishing ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' strip collections, were the next recipients. They're publishing three separate ongoing series featuring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors, this time with both Ten and Eleven having original companions. They're also doing miniseries featuring the previous Doctors, including the first full Ninth Doctor comic story since his era originally ended, released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the revival. The 10th, 11th and 12th This was then expanded into a Ninth Doctor ongoings ongoing series. All the comics are combined into a single title two anthologies for UK consumption: Doctor ''Doctor Who Comic, Comic'', which launched in February 2015.2015 (initially featuring all three on-going titles, later covering the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor comics and ''Four Doctors''), and ''Tales From the TARDIS'' (featuring the later Tenth Doctor comics and the other miniseries).
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