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Doctor Who: Revolutionary or tool of The Man?

Charlie Anders seeks to answer that very question: (Click on the graph above to go to the full size original graph, which graphs the frequency of stories per season in which the Doctor is portrayed as overthrowing the government or the status quo or foments a rebellion.) Although the arch-conservatism of the John Pertwee-era Doctor […]

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Open mouth. Insert foot.

Given the way that he’s so successfully resurrected Doctor Who, I had come to believe that Russell T. Davies could do no wrong. I guess I was wrong: The Daily Post is reporting that comments made by Executive Producer Russell T. Davies at the preview screening of Voyage of the Damned have caused quite a […]

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Now that makes for a complicated holiday gathering

If you think spending the holidays with your family is stressful, imagine what it might be like for the Doctor: By the way, I’ve managed to check out the Doctor Who Christmas Special. By and large it’s pretty good; maybe I’ll post a review sometime in the next few days, while I’m taking it fairly […]

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On Halloween…

…we need a little something as night approaches. I know just the thing: Brain-eating zombies. Given that this is the blog that conceived of the misbegotten literary (if you can call it that) device known as the Hitler Zombie, how could I not post a clip involving an actual cinematic brain-eating zombie on Halloween? (Warning: […]

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As if the fundies didn’t have enough reason to hate the Harry Potter books

I can’t say I saw this one coming, but it turns out that Albus Dumbledore is gay: Harry Potter author JK Rowling has revealed that one of her characters, Hogwarts school headmaster Albus Dumbledore, is gay. She made her revelation to a packed house in New York’s Carnegie Hall on Friday, as part of her […]