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Jules Verne was a writer of science fiction.

Verne once had an adventure with the Doctor in which they encountered Silurians and a giant squid. This inspired Verne to write 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, although the Doctor convinced Jules to remove the Silurians from the story. (PROSE: Peacemaker) The Doctor also suggested Verne add more chrome to the Nautilus. (COMIC: Final Sacrifice) On an earlier occasion, the First Doctor claimed to have worked alongside Verne for many years. (PROSE: 64 Carlysle Street)

As a child, Ian Chesterton loved the works of both Verne and H. G. Wells. Their stories inspired him to pursue a career in science. (PROSE: The Eleventh Tiger)

When the Fifth Doctor discovered Richard Haliwell's journal and read from it, Turlough said that it sounded like something H.G. Wells or Jules Verne had written. (PROSE: Imperial Moon)

The Eighth Doctor's TARDIS' console room was compared to something out of Jules Verne by several people, including the Fourth Doctor, (AUDIO: The Light at the End) Charley Pollard, (AUDIO: The Stones of Venice) Sam Jones, (PROSE: Seeing I, Vanderdeken's Children, The Scarlet Empress) Fitz Kreiner (PROSE: The Blue Angel) and Nina Kellow. (PROSE: Rip Tide)

Captain Nemo and Robur, two of Verne's creations, lived in the Land of Fiction. (COMIC: Character Assassin)

In 1858, Amy Pond jokingly suggested to Eldritch Valdemar that she had read many of Verne's works. The Eleventh Doctor told her that Verne had not published any of his works yet. (COMIC: The Screams of Death)

In 1942, Isabella Zemanova was familiar with Verne's works, even though she suspected they might be illegal under Joseph Stalin. (PROSE: The Beast of Stalingrad)

Cousin Justine compared a Sontaran Warship to something out of Jules Verne. (AUDIO: The Eleven Day Empire)

On an alternate Earth, the Seventh Doctor told Chtorba that he thought that even Jules Verne couldn't have imagined a voyage as full of wonders as his journey by Silurian airship to Ophidian. (PROSE: Blood Heat)

Behind the scenes Edit

Jules Verne

Verne in Prophets of the Space Age.

Verne was featured in the Doctor Who Annual 1970 feature Prophets of the Space Age, which stated that he was born in 1828.

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