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Jack Graham

Jack Graham wrote about Doctor Who and Marxism, often at the same time. These days he co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper.Support Jack on Patreon.


  1. SpaceSquid
    August 30, 2014 @ 6:16 am

    "She represents another story arc which we, the viewers, have no possibility of guessing or understanding until the inevitable 'twist' becomes self-evident just before being served up to you on a plate several episodes later than it could've been."

    You might well be right about the actual specifics of the "Promised Land" or whatever Missy called it being currently impossible to tease out, but if the common theory that Michelle Rodriguez is playing a female Master turns out to be, in fact, correct, there are at least three obvious clues to that fact in that scene, to the point where if she [i]isn't[/i] the Master, Moffat seems to be consciously serving up red herrings.

    I liked the "slaughterhouse" comment too. Not because I'm a vegetarian, but because it's useful on occasion to be reminded of what, in fact, I truly am.


  2. Lucy McGough
    August 30, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

    "(why couldn't he have become a Springheel Jack-style urban legend called Jack Half-a-Face? – that would've been awesome)"

    Because Steven Moffat hasn't read any China Miéville, that's why.


  3. Jack Graham
    August 30, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

    I knew you'd get the reference! 🙂


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