Tag Archives: Doctor Who

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It’s October 1977. I’m five years old, and on the TV screen a virus is growing into something much much bigger than a virus has any right to be, and a professor is introducing his robot dog. The Invisible Enemy is that month’s slice of Doctor Who, but the reason I mention it is because […]

On Doctor Who, stories and ‘canon’

(Or, ‘Nick’s writing complicated posts about Doctor Who again, so look away now if you’re only here for the politics) First up, if you haven’t already, go read Teatime Brutality’s post ‘Canon and sheep shit: Why we fight‘ which explains why there’s no such thing as a Doctor Who ‘canon’. Second, if you haven’t seen […]

Worth Reading 111: Unlucky in England

What’s missing from the Lib Dem Million Jobs campaign – “People are not grateful to political parties. They don’t vote for them because they had some clever ideas in the past. They vote for them because they believe they have the answer to the future, and have the capacity and will to make it happen.” […]

Worth Reading 106: Housing agreements

There is no alternative – Henry Farrell on the post-democratic age. Review: Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS – A fascinating philosophical viewpoint on the dynamics of the latest episode from Ro Smith. An Unearthly Child – And a scientific viewpoint on the first one from Iain Coleman on his new blog. […]

Worth Reading 95: Nailed to the door

About Teather’s “explanation” of voting against equality – Lee Griffin points out the problems with Sarah Teather’s reasons for voting against the same-sex marriage bill. The Other 11 Doctors – What if the Doctor had always been played by a woman? Damsel, Arise: A Westboro Scion Leaves Her Church – Megan Phelps-Roper, one of the […]

Worth Reading 82: Norwegian lead

This week on Question Time, we’re in the ruins of Ancient Mu. The Regeneration of Doctor Who – Some interesting synchronicities between Doctor Who and the KLF. (This is because Bill Drummond is a Time Lord, of course) Argh, plot bunny: free to a good home – Explaining he secret history of Hollywood Rotherham, UKIP, […]

Worth reading 65: Tomorrow, the static ends

All sorts of link-based goodness for you. Atos: A Privatised Service Provider In A Post-Satire World – Chris Coltrane on what is actually happening behind the mask of cutting DLA ‘fraud’. Doctor Who Bechdel test – Some very interesting results here, though I’m sure most people won’t be surprised to learn that the number of […]

She’s no Tommy Carcetti

Update: You know what they say about something being too good to be true? Yes, this was. Nicely done fake, though. The Mayor of Baltimore responds to Chris Grayling’s comments, and proves that she’s got a sense of humour. Or humor, given that she’s American. o present a television show as the real Baltimore is […]