We also hear your defence of Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor, look at classic series feedback and some extra special fan creativity.
@ 1 minute – Tom introduces himself:
@ 2 minutes 10 seconds – We look at feedback to episode 5, our Classic Series discussion:
Punk Davros by Julian aka @Braxietel: http://type40productions.deviantart.com/art/Punk-Davros-135497253
Jon Pertwee discussion in the comments: https://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/bridging-the-rift-5-appreciating-the-classics/#comments
@ 16 minutes 5 seconds – No theme this week, but here’s what caught our eye:
An amazing Tardis cake: http://www.doitmyself.org/2009/08/tardis-cake.html
DailyCrumb’s surreal Matt Smith Eleventh Doctor animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLgqY2DTs6Q
Main Discussion – Does Doctor Who Have A Canon?
@ 23 minutes – Canon in the Star Wars Universe:
Star Wars Canon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Expanded_Universe#Continuity_and_canonicity
Canon Wars’ exhaustive exploration of Star Wars canon: http://www.canonwars.com/SWCanon2.html
@ 27 minutes 55 seconds – The blog posts that started this discussion:
Teatime Brutality: http://teatimebrutality.blogspot.com/2009/07/canon-and-sheep-shit-why-we-fight.html
Paul Cornell in 2007: http://www.paulcornell.com/2007/02/canonicity-in-doctor-who.html
Tom’s Cloister Room canon episode: http://thecloisterroom.com/index.php?post_id=515580
@ 30 minutes 42 seconds – Why might the current creative team not want to declare canon?
Virgin New Adventures: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Virgin_New_Adventures
Big Finish official site: http://www.bigfinish.com/Doctor-Who
Big Finish writers: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Finish_Doctor_Who_Audio_Dramas
RTD’s interview with AVClub.com: http://www.avclub.com/articles/russell-t-davies,30869/
@ 57 minutes – Where the fannish term ‘canon’ comes from:
Ronald Knox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Knox
Fanlore: Sherlock Holmes: http://188.8.131.52/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes
Knox’s original essay: http://www.diogenes-club.com/studies.htm
The Sacred Writings of Dr John H. Watson: http://www.librarything.com/work/2737484
Bonus link!: http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=291 😉
@ 1 hour 25 minutes 50 seconds – Next time we’ll be discussing Doctor Who conventions and get togethers.
If you disagree with our opinions on canon, or have any theories of your own, or if you have more classic series or Pertwee feedback or more punk daleks, give your feedback in the comments, directed @BridgingTheRift on twitter or emailed to our GoogleMail address.
@ 1 hour 26 minutes 30 seconds – We play out with a Classic Series trock song by our guest’s new band Blinovich (see Mawdryn Undead)! Exploring the ending to 1986’s The Trial of a Time Lord, it’s The Ultimate Foe! Check out Tom’s YouTube channel VideoBloggery for the music video and another (very funny) trock song: