Doctor Who Invades the Multiverse: The Young Ones

Continuing our posts where Doctor Who has managed to sneak its way into other fictional properties, either as a TV show in those worlds, or with concepts from the show existing as real things in those realities, we come to The Young Ones.

(Daily Doctor Who #160)

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Star Trek Deep Space 9: Equilibrium – Some Casual Thoughts

My daughters and I are making our way through Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (having finished Voyager a little while ago) and are early in the third season now, having just watched the episode Equilibrium, an episode which focuses on Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell), a Trill officer on board the space station.

(Daily Doctor Who #152)

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The Avengers 13 – The Complete Emma Peel Megaset – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station, Something Nasty in the Nursery, The Joker

The Avengers, before they were Marvel superheroes, were light-hearted spies on British TV.  Dapper agent John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee, had numerous partners over the show’s run, but the most famous of these was scientific genius and martial arts expert Mrs. Emma Peel, played by Diana Rigg.

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Red Dwarf–the Doctor Who connections

Apropos of nothing, I’ve been looking from time to time at what connections to Doctor Who can be found in other popular TV shows. As I mentioned recently, there is a lot of obvious overlap between the fandoms of Doctor Who and that of Red Dwarf. At least, I assume as much given that they are both British and science fiction TV.

(Daily Doctor Who #148)

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Science Fiction Convention Encounters: Danny John-Jules

As I’ve mentioned lately, in November 1993 I took a bus to Chicago and met up with my friend Matt to attend a big convention:  Visions ’93.  The promotional material declared that it was in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Doctor Who (which debuted in 1963), the 15th anniversary of Blake’s 7 (which started in 1978), the 10th anniversary of Robin of Sherwood (which had premiered in, uh, 1984, actually), and the 6.5th anniversary of Red Dwarf (which had kicked off in early 1988.

(Daily Doctor Who #147)

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Robin of Sherwood–the Doctor Who connections

Yesterday I wrote about meeting a few actors (John Abineri, Mark Ryan, Jeremy Bulloch) from Robin of Sherwood at a convention, some of whom had also appeared on Doctor Who. It got me wondering about how many actors and main production team personnel the two series have in common.

(Daily Doctor Who #146)

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Doctor Who Convention Encounters: Robin of Sherwood Actors

I’ve mentioned a few times attending a convention in Chicago in 1993, called Visions. It was billed as celebrating the 30th anniversary of Doctor Who, the 15th anniversary of Blake’s 7, the 6.5th anniversary of Red Dwarf (really!) and the 10th anniversary of Robin of Sherwood.

(Daily Doctor Who #145)

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The Avengers 12 – the Complete Emma Peel Megaset – Never, Never Say Die, Epic, The Superlative Seven

The Avengers, before they were Marvel superheroes, were light-hearted spies on British TV.  Dapper agent John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee, had numerous partners over the show’s run, but the most famous of these was scientific genius and martial arts expert Mrs. Emma Peel, played by Diana Rigg.

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Quantum Leap – Future Boy [3.13]

Sam leaps into Kenny Sharp, an actor in the 1950’s who works on a popular children’s science fiction series as Future Boy, sidekick to Captain Galaxy, as portrayed by veteran actor Moe Stein. Moe’s mental competence is under doubt, and Sam must prevent him from dying in an accident that occurs when Moe runs away from a competency hearing. In trying to help him, Sam learns that Moe believes he has built a working time machine in his basement, using a theory similar to Sam’s own. When the time machine fails to work, Moe breaks down about the past mistakes he was hoping to rectify. This softens the heart of his estranged daughter, and the two reconcile, allowing Moe to grow old with his family rather than in an institution.

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Blake’s 7–the Doctor Who Connections (Part 2–the Actors)

In thinking about the TV show Blake’s 7 recently (for reasons that will be coming up soon), I’ve been noting how many connections there are between that British science fiction series and another one that we all know and love, Doctor Who. Indeed, when Blake’s 7 hit the United States in the 1980’s, it was really the Doctor Who crowd who formed the fanbase.

(Daily Doctor Who #119)

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