Friday, 14 February 2014

Elizabeth Klein smokes a cigarette

I asked Jennie Cole to draw Elizabeth Klein smoking a cigarette. You don't often see Doctor Who characters smoking, so I thought it would make for a nice picture.

I know Klein's eyes are the wrong colour here, but otherwise it's a good picture.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Steve Lyons was not consulted about Klein

Starburst: Interview with Steve Lyons

Steve Lyons said in this interview:

Klein is different, she is very much my creation and I’m not really sure yet how I feel about her going her own way without me. On the one hand, it’s flattering that one of my characters has been picked up by other writers and her story continued. But then, I hear about major changes being made to Klein’s background, without my being involved or consulted, and that just feels wrong. I haven’t heard the latest Klein stories yet, I probably should.

This does not surprise me at all. The new Klein trilogy put out by Big Finish really messed up Klein's backstory and clashes massively with information in Colditz. I feel sorry for Lyons that his character has been treated this way, but on the other hand I feel relieved that such a great writer had nothing to do with it.