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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

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Frankenstein was a novel written by Mary Shelley and published in 1818. The Doctor unwittingly inspired Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein while dealing with Zzazik. (DWBIT: The Creative Spark)

In 1996, an android version of Frankenstein's Monster, a character in the novel, was part of an attraction at the Festival of Ghana. (DW: The Chase)

In 1999, Pete watched the 1931 film version of the novel. (DW: Doctor Who)

In 3278, a Reprise of Victor Frankenstein, a character in the novel, lived in Europa. (MA: Managra)

In the far future, Ace stated that a Panjistri laboratory was "like something out of a Frankenstein movie." (NA: Timewyrm: Apocalypse)

Behind the Scenes

The novel has influenced many Doctor Who stories, most notably The Brain of Morbius.

Peter Cushing portrayed Baron Frankenstein for multiple movies.

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Frankenstein's monster.

Frankenstein was a novel written by human author Mary Shelley in the 19th century, and is considered by some to be the first true science fiction novel. It concerned the efforts of the title character to reanimate deceased human tissue, and his creation from parts of a new living being, with horrific results. The term "Frankenstein's monster" entered the human vernacular as a metaphor for a scientific achievement or other endeavor that has unforeseen negative consequences.

In 1970, Gary Seven commented that humans were too socially primitive to accept human cloning, for fear of creating a Frankenstein monster. Roberta Lincoln was surprised, given Seven's extraterrestrial origins, that he was familiar with the story. (TOS - Star Trek: Assignment: Earth comic: "My Name Is Legion")

In 2270, Frankenstein was one of a few novels discussed by Hikaru Sulu and Mandala Flynn aboard the USS Enterprise. (TOS novel: The Entropy Effect)

The novel served as the basis of several motion pictures created in the mid-20th century, which remained popular through the 22nd century. Trip Tucker was a fan of these films, and organized multiple screening aboard the Enterprise. Subcommander T'Pol considered the story to be a insightful study of human psychology. (ENT episode: "Horizon")

In 2366, when Wesley Crusher pondered over an out of control nanite experiment he said that, "It's just a science project". Guinan responded that, "You know, a doctor friend once said the same thing to me. Frankenstein was his name". (TNG episode: "Evolution")

Given that Guinan spent some time on 19th century Earth (as established in "Time's Arrow") it is not certain whether she was simply exhibiting dry humor, or if she was asserting a factual basis for the original novel.

The name Frankenstein was unofficially given to the USS Einstein following its assimilation by the Borg. (TNG novel: Greater Than the Sum)

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Muppet

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Frankenstein is the title of a gothic novel by Mary Shelley, first published in 1818 (and revised in 1831). The work focuses on a scientist's quest to create new life from dead matter, and along with Bram Stoker's Dracula, has become one of the iconic horror texts, adapted into dozens of films. The original 1931 film from Universal Studios starred Boris Karloff as the monster.

The term "Frankenstein" initially referred to the monster's creator, scientist Victor Frankenstein. However, following the film's success, "Frankenstein" has been popularly used to refer to the monster. Make-up artist Jack Pierce's design of a square-headed, bolt-necked brute has become the standard depiction of the monster, in contrast to the vaguely described, intelligent creature in the novel.

The cinematic depiction of the Frankenstein monster, and its 1935 sequel,Bride of Frankenstein, have frequently been spoofed or referenced in Muppet productions.

References

  • The design of Mulch is an amalgam of the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Frankenstein monster. In The Muppets Go to the Movies, Mulch takes on the role of the Frankenstein monster, while on Muppets Tonight, he assumes aspects of the hunchbacked assistant "Igor" as iconicized in films.
  • In a Halloween themed comic book story from Muppet Magazine, Fozzie is transformed into Frankenbear and Piggy becomes the Bride of Frankenstein.
  • Ivan the Villager in Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony was based on the irate, pitchfork wielding villagers seen in the climax of Frankenstein.
  • An American Greetings card from the Halloween season of 2006 used recycled images of Kermit and Piggy, spoofing a typical Frankenstein movie poster for the imaginary film "Frogenstein Lives!".
  • Several Dr. Frankenstein-esque mad scientists, often with monsters, have been depicted in Sesame Street cartoons.

Connections

  • Bil Baird created arctic sequence puppets for Frankenstein (1981, Broadway play)
  • Peter Baird was the puppet master for Frankenstein (1981, Broadway play)
  • Roger Bart played Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein (2007, Broadway musical)
  • Timothy Bateson played a hypnotized man in The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
  • Geoffrey Bayldon played a police surgeon in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
  • Kenneth Branagh played Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein (1994) which he also directed and co-produced
  • Peter Boyle played the Monster in Young Frankenstein (1974, film)
  • Nick Brimble played the Monster in Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
  • Mel Brooks directed and co-wrote Young Frankenstein (1974, film)and produced, and wrote book, lyrics, and music for the 2007 Broadway production
  • Alan Caso was the cinematographer for Frankenstein (2004, TV miniseries)
  • John Cleese played Professor Waldman in Frankenstein (1994, film)
  • Arthur Dignam played Bride of Frankenstein star Ernest Thesiger in Gods and Monsters (1998)
  • Phyllis Diller played the Monster's Mate in Mad Monster Party? (1969)
  • Tracey Eddon performed stunts in Frankenstein (1994, film)
  • Bridget Fonda played Mary Shelley in Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
  • John Gielgud played the chief constable in Frankenstein: The Real Story (1973, TV) and the blind hermit in Frankenstein (1984, TV)
  • John Glover played Henry Clerval in Frankenstein (1981, Broadway play)
  • Robert Hardy played Professor Krempe in Frankenstein (1994, film)
  • Ian Holm played Baron Frankenstein in Frankenstein (1994, film)
  • John Hurt played Dr. Joe Buchanan in Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
  • William Hurt played Professor Waldman in Frankenstein (2004, miniseries)
  • Tor Isedal played the caretaker in Victor Frankenstein (1977)
  • Freddie Jones played Professor Richter in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
  • Raúl Juliá played Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
  • Madeline Kahn played Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein (1974, film)
  • Irwin Keyes played the Monster in Frankenstein General Hospital (1988)
  • Ian McNeice played Professor Krempe in Frankenstein (2004, miniseres)
  • Andrea Martin played Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein (2007, Broadway musical)
  • James Mason played Dr. John Polidari in Frankenstein: The True Story (1973, TV)
  • Megan Mullally played Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein (2007, Broadway musical)
  • Vincent Price played the Invisible Man in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  • Jean Rochefort played Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein 90 (1984) and the blind man in Frankenstein (2004 miniseries)
  • David Warner played the Monster in Frankenstein (1984, TV)
  • Gene Wilder played Dr. Fredrick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein (1974, film) which he also co-wrote
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Runescape

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Dr. Fenkenstrain
Dr. Fenkenstrain
Release date Unknown edit
Race Human
Members NPC? Yes
Quest NPC? Yes - Creature of Fenkenstrain, The Great Brain Robbery
Location Fenkenstrain's Castle near Canifis, then later Harmony Island's windmill
Sells items? No
Skill requirement? No
Quest requirement? Yes
Gender Male
Examine Dr. Fenkenstrain I presume.
Notable features Mad scientist and murderer in history.
Dr. Fenkenstrain

Dr. Fenkenstrain is a non-player character involved in the Creature of Fenkenstrain and The Great Brain Robbery quests. Players may pick his pocket to obtain a Ring of Charos.

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History

At first Dr. Fenkenstrain was a lonely scientist who lived in parts unknown. Later on he decided to move into Morytania, but due to it being inhabited by werewolves he knew he would surely be killed. However, in order to avoid this, he obtained employment with a local rich human family who possessed the Ring of Charos, an ancient magic talisman that fools werewolves into thinking the human who possesses it to be another werewolf.

Fenkenstrain eventually decided to steal the Ring of Charos but he was caught by his master, Lord Rologarth, and Fenkenstrain was forced to kill him. With his master dead, Fenkenstrain was later caught by the other family members, and he killed them as well. With the family dead, Fenkenstrain took control of the castle and got rid of the bodies by selling them as meat for the Hair of the Dog inn in Canifis.

Eventually the family gardener started suspecting the disappearance of the family and a desperate Fenkenstrain sent him to dig graves in the woods. However, when the gardener left, Fenkenstrain followed him and decapitated him with a shovel, turning him into the headless Gardener Ghost.

Since then Fenkenstrain has lived alone in the castle, however he eventually started recruiting a new assistant, leading to the events of the Creature of Fenkenstrain quest.

Appearances

Dr. Fenkenstrain appears in a number of quests.

Creature of Fenkenstrain

Fenkenstrain meets the hero in this quest, here the hero gets Fenkenstrain a pair of arms, a pair of legs, a torso, a head and a brain. Upon doing this Fenkenstrain unites these pieces into a human body and, using lightning, he brings the creature back to life.

However the brain that was used is the one of Lord Rologarth, whom Fenkenstrain had killed years ago. Upon learning the history of the castle, the hero turns on Fenkenstrain by stealing the Ring of Charos from him. Fenkenstrain - now human to the werewolves again - locks himself in the highest tower of the castle to be safe.

The Great Brain Robbery

In the Great Brain Robbery, the hero needs a brain surgeon to transplant brains into undead monks of Harmony Island, and decides to go with Fenkenstrain.

Fenkenstrain at first refuses but then considers the fact that the werewolves will not get him in Harmony Island and decides to go. After the surgery, Mi-Gor, the undead surgeon that had removed the brains in the first place gets infuriated and sets his robotic, undead, bodyguard monster Barrelchest on the Doctor and the hero saves Fenkenstrain by killing the beast.

Upon seeing his monster defeated, Mi-Gor flees to parts unknown. Fenkenstrain decides to stay on Harmony Island to make up for his past mistakes.

Trivia

  • The name "Fenkenstrain" is partly based upon the character of Victor Frankenstein of the 1818 gothic novel of the same name. In fact, Fenkenstrain is an anagram of Frankenstein.
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  • The examine text is a reference to a famous quote said by Henry Morton Stanley[1] when he met David Livingstone[2], an explorer in Africa in the 19th Century.

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