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    No cause to use anything other than COMIC and (comic story), as this is still just sequential art. See final post.
    21:37, May 28, 2017

    Back in the the 1960s, they released Give-a-Show Projector slides.

    Each one had a little story.

    What prefixes and dabs should we use? COMIC? Should we create a new prefix called SLIDE?

    Just curious here.

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    • Can you explain what specifically are on the slides? Is it a picture with a caption or a genuine comic slide? If it is a captioned picture, then it would be PROSE, as it's technically a short story; if a comic, then it would be COMIC. I would look to PROSE: Doctor Who and the Daleks as a sort of example for this kind of thing.

      Also, are these stories officially licensed? And if so, are they original stories or clippings from TV broadcasts? I feel as if more information is needed if we are going to mark it as a valid source.

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    • You can find them online with a simple Google search. I can't speak for licensing, but they do appear to be fully original comic stories, with speech bubbles and everything. I agree that more information is needed.

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    • SeaniesBeanies wrote: Can you explain what specifically are on the slides? Is it a picture with a caption or a genuine comic slide? If it is a captioned picture, then it would be PROSE, as it's technically a short story; if a comic, then it would be COMIC. I would look to PROSE: Doctor Who and the Daleks as a sort of example for this kind of thing.

      Also, are these stories officially licensed? And if so, are they original stories or clippings from TV broadcasts? I feel as if more information is needed if we are going to mark it as a valid source.

      They're original stories. A few retell existing episodes. The rest are original stories.

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    • What SOTO said. They're comic stories.

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    • It's from Chad Valley so I would imagine the licensing was all there, but I can't be entirely sure if I'm honest.

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      • The Secrets of the Tardis (a re-telling of An Unearthly Child)
      • Doctor Who in Lilliput (a re-telling of Planet of Giants)
      • On the Planet Vortis
      • The Zarbi Are Destroyed (re-tellings of The Web Planet)
      • Dr. Who in the Spider's Web
      • Dr. Who on the Aqua Planet
      • The Ice-Age Monster
      • Dr. Who Meets the Watermen
      • The Daleks Destroy the Zomites
      • Escape from the Aquafien
      • Where Diamonds Are Worthless
      • The Prehistoric Monster
      • Dr. Who and the Nerve Machine
      • The Daleks Are Foiled
      • Rescued from the Daleks
      • The Defeat of the Daleks


      These are the stories.

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    • AeD

      Weren't these a DVD extra somewhere? I can't imagine they're unlicensed.

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    • AeD

      Given only pre-existing prefixes to choose from, I'd go for COMIC.

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    • Even if they were, unlicensed stories have been released as DVD extras before: Devious, for example.

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    • You were correct. They were released with The Chase in 2010.

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    • I guess they're a valid source then? Apart from the retellings of course, that would be like the Target novelisation situation, I'd imagine. I think you've got the OK to make the pages here, Pluto2, whether the stories are valid or not :)

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    • I think we should wait until we reach some sort of conclusion here, so there's no clean-up involved once a decision is reached. Can we find some proof of licensing?

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    • [1] claims they were "Chad Valley/BBC", but I don't know what their sources are on that. I struggle to find anything else on the matter, really. I would imagine they had a license deal.

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    • Our page says they were produced by Kenner. Is the article referring to an American version? The British version, I gather, was produced by Chad Valley.

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    • If that website is what it appears to be, a collection of this person's memorabilia, then there's most likely a photo of it on there somewhere, and it should say on the box. We could go through all of the pictures to find out, or we could ask the website's owner for confirmation maybe?

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    • I don't know why I didn't think of checking pictures.

      Here: "112 colour slides, showing 16 complete stories of the BBC tv exciting Dr Who adventures". And indeed, they were produced and distributed by Chad Valley.

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    • Licensed? Yes. Stories? Yes. Intended to be part of the "Dr Who" universe? Yes. Officially released? Yup. These do seem to pass them all.

      The stories retelling television serials should be treated in the same vein as novelisations: valid only to the point where they don't actively contradict the original. Only when they give any new information not in the other versions are they truly usable sources. Otherwise, it all seems to check out.

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    • Lovely. Thanks for your help, SOTO.

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    • No cause to doubt SOTO's research here. They're valid, though this thread wasn't explicitly looking for a determination on that point.

      To answer the OP's question, though, there's no cause for a separate prefix. The dab term which applies is (comic story), so they're COMIC-prefixed. There's no minimum length on what "counts" as a comic story. Nor does medium of delivery matter, as we wouldn't have WEBCOMIC were there a web-only comic. The question is whether it's sequential art. It is, so there ya go.

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