LB

Lone Browncoat

10/10/2011 3:32 PM

Someone on "Supernatural" must be....

...a DW fan, in this weeks episode "The Girl Next Door"
Jewel Staite [Kaylee from Firefly etc] played a character named
'Amy Pond".


This topic has 4 replies

yY

[email protected] (Your Name)

in reply to Lone Browncoat on 10/10/2011 3:32 PM

12/10/2011 8:28 AM

In article
<[email protected].com>, Matt
<[email protected]> wrote:

> On Oct 10, 6:10 pm, [email protected] (The Doctor) wrote:
> > In article <[email protected]>,
> > Lone Browncoat <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > >...a DW fan, in this weeks episode "The Girl Next Door"
> > >Jewel Staite [Kaylee from Firefly etc] played a character named
> > >'Amy Pond".
> >
> > Hmmm! Did someone get permission?
>
> An homage does not require permission. And Eric Kripke was a well
> known fan of Doctor Who, he's also worked with Moffat.

Amy and Pond are relatively common names anyway. :-)

Imagine the nightmare if every movie / TV show had to ask permission to
use a name used in an earlier show / movie. Whoever first used "John
Smith" would be making billions, and we'd also be stuck with characters
with all sort of weirdo names from those creators who can't afford or be
bothered paying for the permission to use normal names.

Mm

Matt

in reply to Lone Browncoat on 10/10/2011 3:32 PM

11/10/2011 8:28 PM

On Oct 10, 6:10 pm, [email protected] (The Doctor) wrote:
> In article <[email protected]>,
> Lone Browncoat <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> >...a DW fan, in this weeks episode "The Girl Next Door"
> >Jewel Staite [Kaylee from Firefly etc] played a character named
> >'Amy Pond".
>
> Hmmm! Did someone get permission?

An homage does not require permission. And Eric Kripke was a well
known fan of Doctor Who, he's also worked with Moffat.

Matt

JH

John Hall

in reply to Lone Browncoat on 10/10/2011 3:32 PM

11/10/2011 2:04 PM

In article <[email protected]>,
The Doctor <[email protected]> writes:
>In article <[email protected]>,
>Lone Browncoat <[email protected]> wrote:
>>...a DW fan, in this weeks episode "The Girl Next Door"
>>Jewel Staite [Kaylee from Firefly etc] played a character named
>>'Amy Pond".
>>
>
>Hmmm! Did someone get permission?

Why would they need it? They presumably aren't pretending that it's the
same character, just someone who happens to have the same name. Life
would become impossible for writers if they had to check whether every
name they used had ever been used before.
--
John Hall
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism
by those who have not got it."
George Bernard Shaw

dT

[email protected] (The Doctor)

in reply to Lone Browncoat on 10/10/2011 3:32 PM

10/10/2011 8:10 PM

In article <[email protected]>,
Lone Browncoat <[email protected]> wrote:
>...a DW fan, in this weeks episode "The Girl Next Door"
>Jewel Staite [Kaylee from Firefly etc] played a character named
>'Amy Pond".
>

Hmmm! Did someone get permission?
--
Member - Liberal International This is [email protected] Ici [email protected]
God, Queen and country! Never Satan President Republic! Beware AntiChrist rising!
https://www.fullyfollow.me/rootnl2k
Ontario, Nfld, and Manitoba boot the extremists out and vote Liberal!


You’ve reached the end of replies