I haven’t written in quite awhile. This is because I’ve been working on a short story, a novel, and an essay. Much to my delight, my essay about Wonder Woman was selected and published in the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir program. While this article has nothing to do with Doctor Who, it is about […]
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The foyer was packed. Clearly, lobby-con was alive and well. It was warm in there. If the hashtag #gally1 was to be believed, it had been packed to the gills for the last 72 hours. No wonder the air conditioning couldn’t keep up. The lights, and the absence of sun, gave the room a golden, […]
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During my writing workshop today with author and editor Sam Stone, we had 15 mins to write a few descriptive paragraphs. Here are mine… The long walkway to the entrance of the hotel curved up a gentle incline, my new shoes pinching with each step. The combination of bright sun and cool breeze conspired to […]
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I’m off to Gallifrey One! I’m terribly excited, also a bit guilty. Here’s a bit of psychotherapist self-analysis.
Read more "The Other The Great Pilgrimage: Gallifrey One"
Human attachment is amazing. Our hearts send out tendrils of connection to anything moves us, be that other people, animals, objects, even fictional characters. I am surprised to be this sad about Clara’s death. I shouldn’t be. I understand how we attach, how it works and why. Doctor Who fits in my mind and heart […]
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This week’s episode, The Zygon Invasion, wasn’t about our beloved characters, nor did it seem to make much of a contribution to the Series’ story arcs. It did however, explore some real-world themes, unusual for Doctor Who. Immigration and terrorism seem to be the topics du jour. What interested me most about this episode was […]
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In the Woman Who Lived, Catherine Tregenna invites us to enter the Doctor’s experience of immortality. Ashildre is gone, replaced with a beyond world-weary, complicated, and practically hopeless Lady Me. She has lived for almost as long so the Doctor had when the re-boot began in 2005. Her “mayfly” perspective on humanity sounds familiar to […]
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I really enjoyed this epsiode. Jamie amethiesan and Stven Moffat wrote too many funny lines for me to fit into my quotation block this week. The story was well-written, without any serious plot problems and, as always, beautifully acted. Frankly, there was not a ton of squee, but many satisfied sighs were heard in my […]
Read more "The Girl Who Died…Not"
If these first two episodes are reflective of the rest of the Series 9 stories, then am I excited for what the next 10 weeks will bring. On the whole, I found The Witch’s Familiar as satisfying as The Magician’s Apprentice. The various pop culture media spheres seem to agree that Clara is Missy’s familiar. […]
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Honestly, I ask you, can it get any better than this? In The Magician’s Apprentice, we get to hang-out with the Doctor, Missy, and Clara, teasing poking, and threatening each other, as they are wont to do, while working towards a common goal. Well, Missy and Clara seem to be working together, trying to prevent […]
Read more "Old Friends, Old Enemies: The Magician’s Apprentice"