Authority, Canonicity and Franchises: Star Wars

So last week, I outlined my approach to creative decisions that I found lacking. I suggested that the companies who own these franchises appoint authors who bring their ideas to the property, and that consumers are free to accept or reject these ideas to suit their own. Doctor Who was deliberately designed by committee. The … Continue reading Authority, Canonicity and Franchises: Star Wars

Authority, Canonicity and Franchises: Doctor Who

Here, I'd like to share my thoughts on the relationship between franchises, authority and canonicity. We have situations now where franchises which have been running for decades are assigned an auteur, who often grew up with the franchise, who proceeds to tinker with the specific details created/developed by prior writers, to varying degrees of success. … Continue reading Authority, Canonicity and Franchises: Doctor Who