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The Twittering Classes

Twitter is a great politicising body that give the account holder 140 characters or less to hold not only corporations to account but also individuals. Throughout events leading up to and including the Arab Spring uprisings there were two kinds of response on Twitter: those that sought to broadcast from ground zero, giving detailed accounts…

The Trouble with River Song…

Something is definitely up with River Song. Having recently found out where she came from we still know very little about this enigmatic character. Her parents are Amy and Rory apparently but that still doesn’t give us that much to go on. Who is this “best man” that she killed? The Doctor? Rory? We’re going…

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Justin Richards

Justin Richards is an important cog in the Doctor Who merchandise machine. Yes he’s the Creative Consultant for the BBC Books range, but more importantly he’s written some of the best Doctor Who fiction over the last few years. You’ve been associated with Doctor Who in print for quite sometime now, how did you first…

The Silence of the Weeping Angels

Moffat’s crowning achievement to date was arguably Blink, the Tennant-era standalone that introduced us to some of the most terrifying and inventive modern-day baddies of our age; The Weeping Angels. The genius of the premise, that they are quantum-locked when looked-upon (i.e. statues) meant somewhere in our imaginations we could see our way clear to…

When the Going Gets Dark

Correlate a Venn diagram between Doctor Who and ‘Scary Goings On’ and sitting pretty in the middle of the twin circles of terror and television would be Season 6/32, the perfect combination of all the traits of Who tinged with the futile, melancholy sadness of a Burns unit on bonfire night. Darkness and television have…

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