publication date: Thursday, February 11, 2021 (part of Winter 2021)
clue: It must have been strange for this writer and producer to take over showrunning duties on a comic-book superhero show that had already named a fictional doctor after her.
explanation: Schwartz inspired the name of Dr. Eliza Schwartz on Arrow. more…
intended difficulty: hard
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, and Erik Bates
Science fiction is a genre of ideas, and the best ideas are the ones connected to reality. This two-week theme presents 14 real-life people who inspired the names of characters in sci-fi TV shows, including shows with fantastical elements not normally considered sci-fi. Dr. Who, I presume?