Sonic the Hedgehog was a video game. In 1989, Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart was aware that the main character was a blue hedgehog. (PROSE: Business Unusual) Mel Joseph was playing the game on his computer, completing the Scrap Brain Zone. (PROSE: Conundrum) Mickey Smith had a copy of the game on either his Playstation or Xbox, along with Grand Theft Auto and Gran Turismo. (PROSE: Winner Takes All)

Ace joked with Dr John Watson that whatever the Rakshassi were worshipping, it wasn't Sonic the Hedgehog. (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire) Martha Jones once described the Tenth Doctor's hair as "very Sonic the Hedgehog", although the Doctor said he was going for more of a Sid Vicious vibe. (PROSE: Forever Autumn)

Behind the scenes Edit

Sonic the Hedgehog is the flagship franchise of Sega.

Sonic appeared alongside the Doctor as a playable character in LEGO Dimensions. Sonic will occasionally interact with the Doctor if they are paired together during gameplay, where it's revealed the hedgehog incorrectly believes the Doctor named the sonic screwdriver after him.

While the character is implied to have been around from as early as 1989 in the DWU, in the real world his first appearance was in 1991.

Sonic X toys were given away as competition prizes in DWA 4.

A number of Sonic or Sonic-related video games have been developed by studios that have also developed Doctor Who games:

The Sonic franchise has also had many comic book adaptations:

References to Doctor Who Edit

  • Among the most notable exclusive villains of the aforementioned Fleetway comic series were the "Brotherhood of Metallix", an army consisting entirely of Metal Sonics (Sonic's robotic doppelgänger from the video games). Many fans noted similarities between the Brotherhood and Doctor Who's own Dalek Empire, with them even being led by a larger "Emperor Metallix". Nigel Kitching, one of the comics most prolific writers, acknowledged this, stating that he did not intend to "rip off" the Daleks but, after noting the similarity, chose to run with the idea. He further stated that, since Doctor Who was off the air at the time, he believed the similarity was unlikely to jar the series' readership.[1]
  • In issue 52 of Archie Comics Mega Man comic series (the final chapter in a multi-series crossover event with the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise), Sonic character Sticks the Badger uses the phrase "wibbly-wobbley" when describing time travel.
  • In issue 19 of the IDW comic series, E-123 Omega, a robot character, exclaims "EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!"

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