Co-Editor comment (Dene October): When Marcus joined the list of esteemed writers for ‘Doctor Who and History’, I was particularly excited. His monograph ‘Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation’ is a personal favourite. Tracking the adapted sources to serials is something most of us have attempted, sometimes reluctantly fearing the show is somehow less […]
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Co-Editor, Dene October throws a birthday bash for a Thin White Doctor mash. January the 8th is a special day for me marking both of my fandoms. Being the birthday of both William Hartnell and David Bowie, I am never really sure whether to celebrate with an all-night-marathon of The Daleks’ Master Plan (1965) or […]
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Co-Editor, Carey Fleiner carries on about ‘The Romans’ Our contributors are beavering away on their chapters – and while it’s some time yet before anyone gets a peek at the finished product, we hope to present to you between now and publication bits ‘n’ pieces from our contributors’ research and writing. My chapter is all […]
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Things we have forgotten about. We’ve forgotten about Clara. We’re standing in front of her right now, in this way-outta-the-way American diner, with the strangely familiar background hum, and we don’t recognise her from Donna – who we would recognise but who wouldn’t recognise us – even though this is her song …. and you […]
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Carey Fleiner [co-editor ‘Doctor Who & History’] on Matthew Waterhouse, Author – or Life after Wiping out the Dinosaurs After the many slo-mo alternate angles of death of the Doctor’s companion in ‘Face the Raven’, I remarked to ‘im indoors, ‘You know, at least Adric went out with a bit of a quip and a sad […]
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Whether we were part of it at the time or not, there can be no time travelling back to the innocence of 5.15 p.m. on Saturday the 23rd November 1963, when Delia Derbyshire’s unstable tune cued our wide-eyed wanderlust. It is too much the stuff of the collective cultural memory. Oh to be as surprised […]
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