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I made an article earlier on the same thing called Meat creature. Which should we keep? The evil dudeArnie 09:50, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Cash cow is the name given in the episode (by the captors for the creature) Other sources call it the Space Whale but i think it should be what they called it in Meat Doomlurker 10:08, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Well technically speaking 'Cash cow' is a slang term (for something that will bring in lots of money) rather than an actual name. Meat creature redirects to Meat Fish, which is also sort of incorrect, as it's only speculation by the Torchwood crew as to its origins (and it should be Meat fish). So I'd suggest reversing the redirect and putting it back as Meat creature with notes in the article that it was called a 'cash cow' and the speculation relating to it being a fish. --Tangerineduel 14:10, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
However, "Cash Cow" was the name given, even if it was only a slang term. Unless it's refered to as something else on an official website, "Cash Cow" is the best name for it. ~ Ghelæ -talk-contribs 20:08, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia calls it the Space whale. The evil dudeArnie 09:32, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia calls Doctor Who things a variety of things different names (and space whale is even less accurate, as it's never seen nor said to be from space). I guess we'll stick with Cash Cow, though I maintain that it was an part of the character's dialogue in referring to as a 'thing to bring in cash' rather than a name. See: Wikitionary.org - Cash Cow and Urban Dictionary.com Cash Cow. --Tangerineduel 12:22, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Maybe so, and whether it was or wasn't, a note should be placed on the page explaining the almost-certain origins of the name given. The reason I judged "Cash Cow" as being the name is how it was spelt in the subtitles, with capital letters at the beginning of the words, as you would expect for the name of the creature. Then again, subtitles aren't perfect. ~ Ghelæ -talk-contribs 07:47, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Comparison to Star WhaleEdit

Was this the space whale 80.44.254.152 18:19, April 10, 2010 (UTC)

When I encountered it, article had just the sort of speculation to which the IP editor above refers:
Removed, as it's obvious speculation, without even a shred of evidence. (The character designs aren't even similar. This one's a pretty standard sperm whale; the titular "beast" isn't.)
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