publication date: Saturday, February 13, 2021 (part of Winter 2021)
clue: This Russian anarchist lost his membership in a labor association when Karl Marx accused him of forging secret alliances, but at least he didn't lose an eye.
explanation: Bakunin inspired the name of Mikhail Bakunin on Lost. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Aaron Shurtleff, 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?