publication date: Saturday, February 6, 2021 (part of Winter 2021)
clue: As beloved by children as it was, a cartoon about anthropomorphic turtles who practice ninjitsu in sewers was not exactly timeless art on par with, say, the statue of David or the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
explanation: Michelangelo inspired the name of Michelangelo on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. more…
difficulty: very easy
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Ruth Cichoski, and Alexis Andino
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?