I hear a lot of lip service given to the idea that conventions are made to be broken, and to the idea that Doctor Who has no fixed conventions at all in terms of in universe restrictions, i.e., a canon. And those who know me know that I’m very open to the idea of a […]Read more "Why The Doctor?"
The following is a psychochronography — to use Philip Sandifer’s wonderful term — of Doctor Who, particularly those episodes aired from 1990-2004. This is my favorite part of the show — partially because it is so controversial, partially because most of the hardcore Secret Masters of Fandom want to forget it exists. I’m sure when […]Read more "The Deserts of Bohemia: Doctor Who Season 27"
Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And […]Read more "To Read Them Openly (Doctor Who: Face The Raven Review)"
On the one hand, I am extremely happy with Doctor Who tonight. I was looking forward to reviewing every episode this season, and the last two have been very, very good. I’ve been busy so I haven’t had time to sit down, re-watch each one and compose a review. But on the other hand I’m […]Read more "Man In The Box"
There is a school of thought that God enacts his covenants with his people by remembering them, in a sort of stable time loop. I don’t remember where I first heard about it, but it makes so much sense that I have decided to open with that thought. Gnostic status: Three diphenhydramine 50 mg for […]Read more "Death Is For Other People: Doctor Who S09E01 “The Magician’s Apprentice” — A Wizard’s Eye Review"
Against the dragons of not being paid for my writing that lurk beyond the circle of the fire of competence. If it’s war they want, they’ll get it. On Christmas! I’m buying a Personal plan then, if everything goes well. Upcoming features you can look forward to: A weekly blog and link roundup Open threads […]Read more "Christmas lists? In September? There’s a war on!"
This was written entirely on my phone, or mostly, between Lubbock and Portales in February of this year. I was very excited about Season 8 of Doctor Who, but was also convinced it needed a proper ending instead of what we got. I’m still convinced it didn’t live up to its full dramatic potential, but […]Read more "Doctor Who Season 8B (replaces Last Christmas)"
This fanfic project was inspired by the amazing Jon Pertwee Doctor Who serial Spearhead From Space, and the brass-heavy disco-ish original arrangement of the Doctor Who theme by its principle composer, but not performer, Ron Grainer. When watching Spearhead From Space, I couldn’t help but notice an almost obsessive repeated motif in the first episode, […]Read more "initiative Three Virtual Series: Episode 1 (Pilot)"
Inside the FBI office, chaos reigned. There was a low murmur of activity. Phones rang, computers hummed, the TV news played steady drumbeats of war. The future was at stake. The Chinese might be to blame, according to Fox. The explosion had hurt the Dow for sure. Homeland was recommending new data collection measures. There […]Read more "Doctor Who and the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Adventures: “The War Machines (Part II)” — Season 1, Episode 2"
September 10, 1999 8:31 AM Security Trust of Los Angeles Three companions strode confidently toward the bank, cool sunlight dawning gradually overhead. To outsiders, they could pass for family. To John and Sarah Connor…Cameron did not know. She was a Terminator. Made of rubber skin and metal bones. A special effect. A honeytrap. A beehive. […]Read more "Doctor Who and the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Adventures: “The War Machines (Part I)” — Season 1, Episode 1"