Behind the scenes info Edit

I removed the following info from the main article because, while interesting, it has nothing to do with the Doctor Who universe.

  • In the real world, the ability of carrots to improve eyesight has been a long held urban myth, one which played a significant role World War II. In 1940, the British Royal Air Force published a story that claimed fighter pilot John Cunningham (nicknamed "Cats' Eyes") had a steady diet of carrots to thank for his flying prowess at night. This kicked off a three year propaganda campaign by the British government to get people to eat more carrots. The aim was was twofold: to encourage the public to eat more carrots as they were one of the few plentiful foods available during the German blockade, and to hide the fact that the United Kingdom was the first country to successfully employ RADAR, which gave their pilots an edge when flying at night.

Is there any good reason why it should be included on the page? Shambala108 00:19, July 10, 2013 (UTC)

The Sixth Doctor's childish protests that carrot juice causes colour-blindness seems to be a pretty overt reference to the myth from the real world that carrots improve eysight, so a mention of said real-world background in the BTS section could help illuminate the context of carrot juice as used in The Trial of a Time Lord, I think. --Scrooge MacDuck 19:59, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
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