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Doctor Who and the Fangs of Time[]

Just a quick question: after looking through some old forum replies written by yourself, I'd like to ask for rationale behind getting Doctor Who and the Fangs of Time made invalid. Seeing as the Doctor Who TV series unambiguously exists in-universe, I can't seem to see much reason as to why this story is invalid.

00:54, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Re: TVC[]

Hm. Honestly not sure. If it were licensed I'd have no objection: it is now well-understood that A) you can have very short narratives, and B) that invalid sources do deserve pages in all cases. However… in that old deletion rationale from five years ago, User:CzechOut also expressed doubts that a license was sought from the Nation Estate. Nothing has changed about the importance of our standards in that area.

You might argue that we should give TV Comic the benefit of the doubt, as established publishers of licensed DWU works, but unless you have inarguable evidence, such suggestions could only be the object of a forum thread; not something which can reverse an admin's long-standing decision overnight.

In the meantime, though, you could and should include a paragraph about the story in the relevant section of Doctor Who parodies. -Scrooge MacDuck 23:02, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Oh — I didn't check the dates and I'd assumed the strip must have been from one of the periods where TVC were not otherwise publishing regular Dalek comics. If there are other Dalek comics in the selfsame issue I agree it's pretty far-fetched to propose they are not licensed, and I'll indeed recreate the page.
Incidentally, though, this is some pretty appalling news about The Gay Daleks being actually a fully-licensed parody, because in that case, I really can't see a way round covering it on the Wiki as {{invalid}} much as we do Hallo My Dalek or Do You Have a Licence to Save this Planet?Scrooge MacDuck 00:16, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
After having let it simmer a little while, I've recreated the page. Scrooge MacDuck 16:36, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Doctor Who in "Colony in Space"[]

Back in April 2017, you added to Colony in Space (TV story) that the story had been adapted into a comic called Doctor Who in "Colony in Space". I'm tentatively interested in turning this into a non-redlink, but due to the name I'm having a hard time tracking down any information on it. Would you happen to remember where I might learn more? Hope you're well btw! – n8 () 12:45, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Wow, I definitely never would have found that without your help! And what a neat comic it is. Thanks a bunch! – n8 () 01:21, 25 March 2021 (UTC)