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{{Infobox Story
name=The Creative Spark |
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|image= Tcs.jpg
image= Tcs.jpg|
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|series=[[DWBIT comic stories|''DWBIT'' comic stories]]
series=[[DWBIT comic stories|''DWBIT'' comic stories]]|
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|doctor= Tenth Doctor
doctor= [[Tenth Doctor]]|
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|enemy=[[Zzazik]]
companions=none |
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|setting=[[Lake Geneva]], [[Switzerland]], [[1816]]
enemy=[[Zzazik]] |
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|writer= [[Simon Furman]]
year=[[Lake Geneva]], [[Switzerland]], [[Earth]], [[1816]] |
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|artist= [[Lee Sullivan]]
writer= [[Simon Furman]] |
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|colourist= [[Alan Craddock]]
artist= [[Lee Sullivan]] |
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|letterer=
colourist= [[Alan Craddock]] |
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|editor= [[Claire Lister]]
letterer= not stated |
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|publication= ''[[Doctor Who: Battles in Time]]''
editor= [[Claire Lister]]|
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|release date= [[16 April (releases)|16 April]] [[2008 (releases)|2008]]
publication= [[Doctor Who: Battles in Time (magazine)]]|
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|publisher= GE Fabbri Ltd
release date= 17th [[April]] [[2008]]|
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|format= Comic - Part 1 of 1 (4 pages)
publisher= [[GE Fabbri Ltd]]|
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|prev= A Suitable Showdown (comic story)
format= Comic - Part 1 of 1 (4 pages)|
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|next= Any Old Iron (comic story)
prev= Designs of the Dust (comic story) |
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}}'''''The Creative Spark''''' was a comic story published in ''[[Doctor Who: Battles in Time]]''. It was written by [[Simon Furman]].
next= Any Old Iron (comic story)|
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== Opening narration box ==
 
== Opening narration box ==
The Doctor unwittingly provides the inspiration for a [[Frankenstein|classic Gothic horror]]
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The Doctor unwittingly provides the inspiration for a [[Frankenstein|classic Gothic horror]]...
   
 
== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
Near a lodge beside Lake Geneva in Switzerland, 1816, the TARDIS is brought to land at night during a storm whose cause is no natural phenomenon. In the woods the Doctor finds a towering piece of alien apparatus that is agitating the storm. Beside it a giant [[humanoid]] creature is caught in the field of energy emitting from the apparatus.
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Near a lodge beside [[Lake Geneva]] in [[Switzerland]], [[1816]], [[the Doctor's TARDIS|the TARDIS]] is brought to land at night during a storm whose cause is no natural phenomenon. In the woods the [[Tenth Doctor]] finds a towering piece of alien apparatus that is agitating the storm. Beside it a giant [[humanoid]] creature is caught in the field of energy emitting from the apparatus.
   
A [[Mary Shelley|female writer]] from the lodge has come out into the night to see what is going on. She sees a giant creature trapped by the sparks of [[electricity]], seemingly wrapped in bandages, in pain and unable to say his name properly (Frr..ntknst). A monster! The young woman faints.
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A [[Mary Shelley|female writer]] from the lodge has come out into the night to see what is going on. She sees a giant creature trapped by the sparks of [[electricity]], seemingly wrapped in bandages, in pain and unable to say his name properly (Frr..ntknst). A monster! The young woman faints.
   
The Doctor dodges the sparks to modify the apparatus with his [[sonic screwdriver]], calming the machine down. The creature is apologetic about his behaviour. His name is [[Zzazik]]. Tired from his cross-dimensional journey, he was recharging himself using an elemental intensifier, but in his urgency he set it too high and overdosed. Now that all is calm again, the Doctor sees to the young lady. She will be fine, but she seems familiar. As she later returns to her writing, she titles her work ‘Frankenstein’ or ‘The Modern Prometheus’, signing it Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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The Doctor dodges the sparks to modify the apparatus with his [[the Doctor's sonic screwdriver|sonic screwdriver]], calming the machine down. The creature is apologetic about his behaviour. His name is [[Zzazik]]. Tired from his cross-dimensional journey, he was recharging himself using an elemental intensifier, but in his urgency he set it too high and overdosed. Now that all is calm again, the Doctor sees to the young lady. She will be fine, but she seems familiar. As she later returns to her writing, she titles her work "Frankenstein" or "The Modern Prometheus", signing it Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
   
 
== Characters ==
 
== Characters ==
 
* [[Tenth Doctor]]
 
* [[Tenth Doctor]]
 
* [[Zzazik]]
 
* [[Zzazik]]
:* cross-dimensional traveller who used an elemental intensifier to recharge his body between journeys.
 
 
* [[Mary Shelley]]
 
* [[Mary Shelley]]
:* Nineteenth century female author. Best known for her Gothic horror story ''[[Frankenstein]]''.
 
   
== Original print details ==
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== References ==
* 1/1 [[DWBIT 42]] (4 pages) THE END
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''to be added''
* No reprints to date.
 
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* Supporting the series of collectable ''Doctor Who'' trading cards, the magazine carried a regular four page, individually titled comic strip of the Tenth Doctor’s adventures.
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* Supporting the series of collectible ''Doctor Who'' trading cards, the magazine carried a regular four page, individually titled comic strip of the Tenth Doctor's adventures.
 
* The artwork and colours were bold and bright, reflecting the tone of the magazine and, as did ''[[Doctor Who Adventures]]'', reflected the appeal to readers younger than those catered to by ''[[Doctor Who Magazine]]''.
 
* The artwork and colours were bold and bright, reflecting the tone of the magazine and, as did ''[[Doctor Who Adventures]]'', reflected the appeal to readers younger than those catered to by ''[[Doctor Who Magazine]]''.
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* The ''Battles in Time'' comic strip sought to reinforce the association of its Doctor with the one seen on screen with "props" from the TV series: blue/brown suit, [[sonic screwdriver]], [[psychic paper]] and intelligent [[glasses]].
   
== References ==
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=== Original print details ===
* The ''Battles in Time'' comic strip sought to reinforce the association of its Doctor with the one seen on screen with ‘props’ from the TV series: blue/brown suit, [[sonic screwdriver]], [[psychic paper]] and intelligent [[glasses]].
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* 1/1 [[DWBIT 42]] (4 pages) THE END
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
* The Doctor mentions that Mary looks familiar. ([[BFA]]: ''[[Mary's Story]]'')
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* The Doctor mentions that Mary looks familiar. She was a travelling companion of the [[Eighth Doctor]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Mary's Story (audio story)|Mary's Story]]'')
 
== Timeline ==
 
* ''The Creative Spark'' takes place after [[DWBIT]]: ''[[A Suitable Showdown]]''
 
* ''The Creative Spark'' takes place before [[DW]]: ''[[Partners in Crime]]''
 
 
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The Creative Spark was a comic story published in Doctor Who: Battles in Time. It was written by Simon Furman.

Opening narration box Edit

The Doctor unwittingly provides the inspiration for a classic Gothic horror...

Summary Edit

Near a lodge beside Lake Geneva in Switzerland, 1816, the TARDIS is brought to land at night during a storm whose cause is no natural phenomenon. In the woods the Tenth Doctor finds a towering piece of alien apparatus that is agitating the storm. Beside it a giant humanoid creature is caught in the field of energy emitting from the apparatus.

A female writer from the lodge has come out into the night to see what is going on. She sees a giant creature trapped by the sparks of electricity, seemingly wrapped in bandages, in pain and unable to say his name properly (Frr..ntknst). A monster! The young woman faints.

The Doctor dodges the sparks to modify the apparatus with his sonic screwdriver, calming the machine down. The creature is apologetic about his behaviour. His name is Zzazik. Tired from his cross-dimensional journey, he was recharging himself using an elemental intensifier, but in his urgency he set it too high and overdosed. Now that all is calm again, the Doctor sees to the young lady. She will be fine, but she seems familiar. As she later returns to her writing, she titles her work "Frankenstein" or "The Modern Prometheus", signing it Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

Characters Edit

References Edit

to be added

Notes Edit

  • Supporting the series of collectible Doctor Who trading cards, the magazine carried a regular four page, individually titled comic strip of the Tenth Doctor's adventures.
  • The artwork and colours were bold and bright, reflecting the tone of the magazine and, as did Doctor Who Adventures, reflected the appeal to readers younger than those catered to by Doctor Who Magazine.
  • The Battles in Time comic strip sought to reinforce the association of its Doctor with the one seen on screen with "props" from the TV series: blue/brown suit, sonic screwdriver, psychic paper and intelligent glasses.

Original print details Edit

Continuity Edit

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