Temporarily embarrassed proletarians

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Jane Campbell


  1. Ozman Jones
    June 22, 2016 @ 11:36 am

    I just wanted to say thank you for another thoughtful and though provoking piece. And I couldn’t believe no one had commented. So… thanks.

    I look forward to more.


    • Jane
      June 22, 2016 @ 12:58 pm



  2. Anton B
    June 22, 2016 @ 3:24 pm

    Also thanks from me Jane. Another fascinating reading. Regarding this –

    Back in The Inferno, a Third Doctor story from like 1970 or something, wearing an eyepatch in an alternate universe was a mark of being evil or something.

    Indeed it was but I believe the eyepatch thing in Wedding of River Song was a cheekier bit of meta for old time fans. Back in the early days of Doctor Who conventions one of the stock anecdotes regularly reeled out to the delight of fans was Nicholas Courtney’s tale of being pranked on set while filming Inferno. His character, the Brigadier, did indeed have an alternate universe evil duplicate – the Brigade Leader, complete with eyepatch. Apparently Pertwee, after a break for lunch, arranged for the whole cast to be wearing eyepatches on set when Courtney returned. I suspect this was in Moffat’s mind when he created the ‘everyone’s wearing eyepatches now’ scene.


  3. Daniel Harper
    June 23, 2016 @ 2:12 am

    This piece did the impossible. It made me consider rewatching Series Six sometime in the near future. Very compelling, very well argued. 🙂


  4. Anthony D Herrera
    June 23, 2016 @ 3:08 am

    I enjoy this era more through your eyes than actually watching it. A bit like Mr. Marsfelder and Deep Space 9 magazine.


  5. Daru
    August 11, 2018 @ 8:27 am

    A really very beautiful article Jane – thank you.


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