The 13 Doctors – Part I

Normal Service will be Resumed. What did the thirteen academics behind Doctor Who and History make of the decision to cast Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth Doctor? Dene October spent that Sunday alternating between Wimbledon on telly and regenderation war on social media. “That was the most exciting weekend ever. I mean, I screamed when Peter Capaldi […]

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Doctor Who in China. Part IV

What is the experience of Doctor Who fans in China? As an English teacher working in Beijing, Doctor Who in History contributor Mark Wilson got the opportunity to find out. Over the next four blog posts he muses on the stirrings of fandom, emotional connections and why 13 is the right number for change in […]

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Doctor Who in China. Part III

What is the experience of Doctor Who fans in China? As an English teacher working in Beijing, Doctor Who in History contributor Mark Wilson got the opportunity to find out. Over the next four blog posts he muses on the stirrings of fandom, emotional connections and why 13 is the right number for change in […]

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Doctor Who in China. Part II

What is the experience of Doctor Who fans in China? As an English teacher working in Beijing, Doctor Who in History contributor Mark Wilson got the opportunity to find out. Over the next four blog posts he muses on the stirrings of fandom, emotional connections and why 13 is the right number for change in […]

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Doctor Who in China. Part I

What is the experience of Doctor Who fans in China? As an English teacher working in Beijing, Doctor Who in History contributor Mark Wilson got the opportunity to find out. Over the next four blog posts he muses on the stirrings of fandom, emotional connections and why 13 is the right number for change in […]

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Adventures in History

FROM DOCTOR WHO AND HISTORY Like “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Masters of War,” “Exile” also features an alternate Third Doctor, here played by a woman, Arabella Weir. In this silly episode, which features lots of drinking, burping, and vomiting, the Doctor works in a Sainsbury’s grocery store, hiding from the Time Lords and hanging […]

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