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Scantily Clad PodKast

Doctor Who cosplayers - sexy, or expressing their femininity?

You may have seen in the press recently details of an online spat between one-time Doctor Who guest (and well-known geek) Simon Pegg and a cosplay lady who took exception to some of his borderline-sexist (there’s an ironic/post-modern argument in there if you want to look for it) comments concerning cosplayers dressed as Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi.

As cosplay is something that has becoming a major element of Doctor Who fandom in recent years, and given that our very own Brian Terranova spends a lot of time dressed up as Leela dressed as the Tenth Doctor, we thought that a great topic for this latest podKast would be the very topic of sexism within fandom, particularly within cosplaying circles.

This week’s podKast is brought to you by James McLean and Brian Terranova.

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Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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