So while we wait for Sunday's announcement of the actor that will play the next Doctor, let's talk about that stickiest of subjects, Doctor Who canon. We won't discuss whether Dimensions in Time is "in" or Time Crash is "out" (the answer is no and no, by the way) but where this whole notion of [...]
A look at what the tabloids did with the John Nathan-Turner biography, and what Doctor Who creative leads should be doing with female writers: inviting them.
Please indulge me in yet another slightly extended podcast, with a little look at the proud eccentricities and the less-proud excesses and turf wars of Doctor Who fandom.
Andy Ihnatko's tongue-in-cheek Freak Flag Compact
Doctor Who is anti-American? That's not exactly what Oklahoma City University professor Mark DiPaolo said in his Journal of Popular Culture article, but his assertions about the show's politics made some interesting fodder for BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed. Does this family SF show have a political point of view worth exploring…?
We can't predict what Doctor Who will be like fifteen, ten, or maybe even five years from now. The rate of change in the way we communicate and obtain our entertainment has gone past "crazy" in the last few years and is inching toward "scary." Speaking of scary, while I can't predict the show's future, [...]
Who ever expected to see thousands of people singing "The Old Rugged Cross" in a planet-wide flying traffic jam? What impact did that moment have in a story that's all about the limitations of faith? And where does your humble host wish the lesson of "Gridlock" would be learned?
Doctor Who might be a tough sell to a mainstream American audience even if it had the marketing and access resources big home-grown TV shows have. I've got no basis for evaluating the show's place in British culture, but there are things about the show's format and leading character that a U.S. producer wouldn't go [...]
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