One of my friends doesn’t think Big Finish is canon and he says I’m in a vast minority by thinking they are, can you lot please help me prove a point to him.
Reblogged, although I still take this with a grain of salt because there are one or two things I don’t entirely agree with in Big Finish’s version of canon.
However, for the most part, yeah, I consider Big Finish to be the most canon of all the EU.
I’m afraid that I don’t think that Big Finish is canon, but it’s a complex thing. Steven Moffat certainly made all the Eighth Doctor’s Big Finish Companions canon in “The Night of the Doctor,” but I cannot stress enough that this is not the same thing as the radio shows being canon themselves.
Ultimately, the most important canon is the TV show itself. I’m not sure if there are varying levels of canon in the Whoniverse as there is in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, but I do know that expanded universes are rarely considered serious canon on a level with their origin. Expanded universes are just too much to handle, especially for a show that’s half a century old.
Now, in your own sort of headcanon, you can hold that Big Finish is canon. But please do understand that, at the end of the day, Big Finish does not hold official canon status.
There is no “official canon status” in Doctor Who….
OK this is what annoys me, people saying the EU particularly Big Finish is inherently less canonical than the revived series, noticed revived. So before I explain further, yes I understand completely why people think the revived series is more canonical, and won’t try to stop you from believing it.
But just think about this, before 2005 and after 1996, there was no television series being produced, so the books, comics and audios were the most canonical it got, but the audios were arguably the most, because they were being made using the cast from the original series.
So now it changes because of the revived series, which has (almost exclusively) new writers, actors and producers from anything that has come before. Now the only claim this has to be canon is that it is a television series like the original series. So do you see my point. If you start at the Classic series, there is no answer as to whether the EU or the revived series is more canon, but if you start at the revived series, the EU does not look very canonical. It is all a matter of perspective.
Where is the horse? Where the young warrior? Where now the gift-giver?
Where are the feast-seats? Where all the hall-joys?
Alas for the bright cup! Alas byrnied warrior!
Alas the lord’s glory! How this time hastens,
grows dark under night-helm, as it were not!
Stands now behind the dear warband
a wondrous high wall, varied with snake-shapes,
warriors forsaken by might of the ash-spears,
corpse-hungry weapons—famous that fate—
and this stone-cliff storms dash on;
snowstorm, attacking, binds all the ground,
tumult of winter, when the dark one comes,
night-shadow blackens, sends from the north
rough hailstorm in anger toward men.
All is the earth-realm laden with hardship,
fate of creation turns world under heaven.
Here goldhoard passes, here friendship passes,
here mankind passes, here kinsman passes:
all does this earth-frame turn worthless!
So said the one wise in mind, at secret conclaves sat him apart.
Good, he who keeps faith, nor too quickly his grief
from his breast makes known, except he, noble, knows how beforehand to do cure with courage.
What if Missy is RASSILON
Why would Rassilon call the Doctor his boyfriend tho
MAYBE RASSILON AND THE OTHER WERE LOVERS AND
oh my god that was literally the worst idea that’s ever run through my mind.
i need a shower.
oh god what have you done weboftime
*distant noise of Omega crying (Rassilon you cheating bastard how coULD YOU)*
… I literally just progressed from, like a ~low and evil laugh way down in my chest to a shrieking cackle like a mad witch. THIS IS AMAZING