Tag: doctor who

  • Self Identification

    I recently read these three tweets by Helen Lewis, and it helped clarify for me the difference between those against self-ID and the rest of us. The second tweet is the key one here, because it assumes that those in favour of self-ID believe the act of saying a thing causes it to be true, […]

  • Win a copy of Outside In!

    So I was on Croydon Radio last Saturday, chatting away to the hosts of the From Croydon to Gallifrey podcast Janet and Steve about Outside In and Spaceships of Science Fiction. It was my very first radio interview. I got to plug my books and even choose some records for them to play. Seriously, I felt like a […]

  • It’s not a given…

    So, there’s this TV show, right? About a character called Doctor Who. You can tell it’s about a character called “Doctor Who” because the show is called “Doctor Who” and in the credits for the first eighteen years or so, the character is called “Doctor Who”. (Or sometimes Dr. Who. But I think we can […]

  • When will you people fucking learn?

    It seems that someone else finds these new “Report your neighbours to the Police!” posters as offensive as I do. Improve one here.

  • Four Year Mission…

    As previously mentioned, the quest to watch Doctor Who from beginning to end starts tomorrow, with “An Unearthly Child“. Oh, and we made a mistake with the previous calculation. At two hours a week, it’ll take a nudge under four years. If you want to join in, there’s a mailing list. Just email doctor.who.mission+subscribe@fatpigeons.com, and […]

  • Your mission, should you choose to accept it…

    I blame Paul Cornell. On a panel at Eastercon this year, he said that he was about to commence once more the task that every true Doctor Who fan should complete at least once in their lifetime. (A secular hajj, if you will.) And that’s to watch every broadcast episode of Doctor Who.In order.From the […]

  • Hooray!

    Steven Moffat has just been announced as the next showrunner for Doctor Who. This is immensely good news. Celebrate, then go about your business.

  • Spoilers for Utopia

    That’s last Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who. I know everyone else has done this already. But I feel I have to as well. Spoilers below. Turn away now if you haven’t seen the episode. Really, I mean it. Last chance to turn back. Here we go: AAAAAAAAAAAH! AAAAAAAAAAAH! AAAAAAAAAAH!It’s only the motherfucking MASTER! AAAAAAAAAAAAH! Thank […]

  • Dear America: We’re really sorry.

    By my reckoning, the worst of the psychic shockwave should hit at about eleven Eastern Standard. Eight Pacific. How were we to know that the dreams of a million terrified children would rupture the fabric of spacetime, allowing creatures from the dawn of the universe access to the world? Steven Moffat and the rest of […]