Why would a man-child geek culture hound, who has immersed himself in your Star Treks and Star Wars and Jason of Star Commands as a child, dreaming of being those characters and living in those worlds, become obsessed to the point of podcasting about a character, the Doctor, whom he absolutely cannot imagine being?

Asking for a friend.

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It was big news, even for Big Finish: Torchwood and Captain Jack Harkness are back. The producers are holding their cards close, so you know what that means: rampant speculation and bucket-listing from your humble host!

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There was a time, you know. A time when Jack Harkness had never died. Let's go back to the time of the Forgotten Doctor, courtesy of Titan Comics.

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My The Audio Guide to Babylon 5 cohost, occasional 2MTL contributor and spouse, Shannon, returns with a review of the recently reissued The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner — but does she do so with Rose-colored glasses?

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"The Girl in the Fireplace" is a glimpse into the future: Steven Moffat's second Doctor Who story pretty much establishes the format that the show will follow when he takes over as showrunner and casts Smith, Gillan and Darvill. Plus, we revisit a 2MTL topic from 2009 and marvel at the entire cast's relational flexibility, and talk about the other John Byrne.

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Paul Cornell has a dream project with Titan Comics: a crossover event with all three stars of their ongoing DOCTOR WHO series! It's early yet, so Paul is circumspect about the plot, but you can find out who his artistic collaborator will be and discover the tone of this highly anticipated team-up of the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors. PLUS an update on Paul's SHADOW POLICE series of novels!

Want to buy the miniseries at your local comics shop? Here's a proper Calendar of Events:

  • May 2 (Free Comic Book Day): Titan will present a free comic featuring three Doctor Who stories and a teaser for the miniseries including an interview with Paul.
  • May 20: PREVIEWS, the Diamond Comic Distributors ordering catalog, goes online . You can fill out the order form and take it to your comics shop.
  • May 27: Paper copies of PREVIEWS arrive at your shop.
  • June 24: This is your last chance to tell your shop to order an extra copy for you!
  • August 12: Issue 1!
  • August 15: Doctor Who Comics Day, with Paul and other creators making store appearances around the world.
  • August 19-September 9: Issues 2-5!
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Reflections on conventions in general and Gallifrey One in particular: why they matter and how I hope to make the most of them this year.

Special thanks to all of the people with positive feedback on my segment for Radio Free Skaro Live!

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If you were following me on Twitter during my efforts to get home through a series of airline misadventures, well, I hope I kept you entertained. Here's the whole story, thanks to Storify.

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From Gallifrey One, here's my celebration of the 10th anniversary of the airing of "Rose." Thanks to my friends at Radio Free Skaro for inviting me to share the stage once more for their Friday morning live show, "Behind the Magic".

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It's been a LONG time since we've done a Throwback Review. So let's pick up where we left off: with an insufferable TARDIS couple realizing that things are just a little bit complicated, and a heaping helping of nostalgia from the Archetypal Companion and the Shooty Dog Thing.

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