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Shalka DoctorEdit

Is this Doctor really non-canon or just from an alternate timeline? He's mentioned in TV: The Tomorrow Windows Americanwhofan 23:02, September 21, 2009 (UTC)

Proper title questionEdit

I understand that "Tonight's the Night" is a BBC TV show, and not the title of the sketch... but do we have any idea if there is a proper title for the sketch? --Raukodraug 19:26, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

  • I haven't been able to find any indication of a title. However if one is announced I certainly will support a move. I also wouldn't object, now I think about it, to this article being moved to Tonight's the Night Doctor Who Scene or some such. I was following the process used for the Sarah Jane Adventures Comic Relief sketch, which I believe was called Comic Relief until the skit's writer indicated its true title. 23skidoo 15:39, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Update: RTD refers to it as Tonight's the Night in DWM #410, so that's as official a title as I think we're going to get. 23skidoo 16:16, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

No, he doesn't. The exact quote from DWM 410's production notes is:
...my last words are written for that scene with Captain Jack and Sao Til, as part of John Barrowman's Tonight's the Night. Much as I love that show, it's hardly a way to commemorate my entire time on Doctor Who!
Note here that RTD uses italics around Tonight's the Night. Remember that we, as a community, for reasons I personally cannot defend, decided that we would italicize all story titles, so that we cannot actually tell the difference between a "long work" and a "short work". In the real world of standard English grammar, as is observed by DWM, italics indicate the name of a television series, or a serial. They absolutely do not indicate the name of a tiny sketch! Besides, it's very clear from the context that RTD is not talking about the sketch, but the entire series ("John Barrowman's Tonight's the Night). Note, too that he avoids a title for the sketch, calling it only "that scene", a phrase which he repeats later in the article. By RTD's own pen, the program is called Tonight's the Night; the scene is untitled.
czechout@fandom   13:56: Wed 04 Jan 2012 

Why propose deletion?Edit

As this was a scene written by RTD, starring Barrowman and Tennant, and aired on national television, I fail to see why it should be deleted while other articles such as A Fix with Sontarans or Curse of Fatal Death are kept. I have removed the proposed deletion banner accordingly but if someone wants to make the case that this article shouldn't be here, go ahead, though any such rationale, in my opinion, would impact the other articles, including possible Music of the Spheres. 23skidoo 03:46, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

I put in the proposed deletion as a spur-of-the-moment thing. I don't feel strongly that it doesn't belong here. --Stardizzy2 15:48, 27 June 2009 (UTC)


Rename Edit

I proposed rename due to it being referred to as the Tonight's the Night special in reference books and but Barrowman himself. Yeah, it's me "Denchen"... I couldn't believe it either. 16:38, November 13, 2016 (UTC)

There's a blackboard briefly shown on screen during the sketch that says "Tonight's the Night Special". Richkent 19:41, May 26, 2017 (UTC)
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