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Frankenstein (disambiguation)for other, similarly-named pages.
Frankenstein's monster was a character from the 1818 novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Shelley was inspired by seeing the Eighth Doctor — under the alias "Dr Frankenstein" — revived and turned into a similar creature. A younger Eighth Doctor, as the two left for adventures in the TARDIS, emphasised that "Frankenstein is the name of the monster, and not the name of the doctor." (AUDIO: Mary's Story)
In 1942, the monster was discovered encased in ice in the Hebrides by Van Helsing. Van Helsing took the monster to London in a wooden crate. The Eighth Doctor and Char took the same train to London as the monster and Van Helsing. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)
On 30 December 1999, Pete watched the Frankenstein film featuring the creature while the Seventh Doctor regenerated in his morgue. After regenerating, the Eighth Doctor was startled by the creature on Pete's television. (TV: Doctor Who)
When Luke Smith was told that his real name was Ashley Stafford and his real parents were Heidi and Jay Stafford Maria was upset and couldn't believe it. Alan Jackson, however, asked her if it isn't more likely that Luke was a normal boy rather than "some Frankenstein Junior" put together by aliens. (TV: The Lost Boy)
Behind the scenes
- Dave Prowse, who plays a different creature in The Time Monster, played no less than three different versions of Frankenstein's monster in films of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller starred in a stage production of the novel where they alternated between playing Frankenstein and the monster depending on the night.