Tintin was a comics character known to Ianto Jones and Owen Harper. The character was an enthusiastic young explorer and adventurer with a shock of unruly hair and a dog for a companion. (TV: A Day in the Death)

Toshiko Sato's mother suggested Tin-Tin as a bedtime story for young Toshiko as she was growing up in Osaka. Toshiko instead requested a fairy story. (PROSE: Trace Memory)

Ianto compared his Torchwood colleague Owen Harper to Tintin and engaged in a talk about the character to the annoyance of the rest of the team. Owen said he never liked Tintin but Ianto was a bit of a fan. When Harper was sent on an infiltration mission, Jack Harkness gave Owen a t-shirt to insulate his hand from electrical burns when he disabled a security system; he later discovered that the t-shirt had Tintin on it. Owen remarked that since Tintin never had a girlfriend, he was actually "shagging the dog". (TV: A Day in the Death)

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TINTIN writers Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish talk TINTIN & DOCTOR WHO 50th anniversary

Steven Moffat discusses Tintin and Doctor Who.

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The Moon Rocket from the Adventures of Tintin in COMIC: Comic Relief Comic.

  • The name of Tintin's dog, about whom Owen makes his unsavory insinuations in A Day in the Death, is Milou in the comics — although the official English translations rename him "Snowy".
  • Although there has never been an official crossover between Doctor Who and any incarnation of the Adventures of Tintin, the iconic Moon Rocket used in the diptych Destination Moon/Explorers on the Moon made a cameo in the background of one panel fo the multi-Doctor comic story Comic Relief Comic, from 1991.

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