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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. Elizabeth Sandifer
    March 18, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    (Also, fun fact – this is, in all likelihood, the only entry of TARDIS Eruditorum that will ever post on a day that a new episode of Doctor Who actually airs)


  2. Steven Graham
    April 30, 2013 @ 3:22 am

    Any chance of an updated entry on Galaxy 4 now that the recovered Episode 3 has finally been released on DVD?


  3. Steven Graham
    May 31, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    Also, while I love your description of David Tennant's "sort of fearfully hateful spitting out of the monster's name", and agree that this wouldn't work at all with the Chumblies, this misses the point that the Chumblies actually turn out to be friendly!

    Tennant has another set line delivery as well; a sort of excited squeak that he uses when describing something pleasantly surprising (think of "Blood control! I haven't seen blood control in years!" in The Christmas Invasion, or describing his love of 'little shops' in Smith and Jones). If the Chumblies ever did return, surely the Doctor would squeak out a "Chumblies! Oh, I haven't seen Chumblies in years!"…


  4. Robert Lloyd
    August 24, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    So why does Loose Cannon have a VHS-only policy? Some bizarrely nuanced form of Luddism?


  5. Carey
    November 19, 2014 @ 9:13 am

    Late to the party, but:

    So why does Loose Cannon have a VHS-only policy? Some bizarrely nuanced form of Luddism?

    No,but because the BBC informally turns a blind eye to them because they're on an outdated format. I can't recall whether the Loose Cannon team have been told this directly or not, but were they to release the reconstructions on DVD then the BBC would sue them for copyright infringement. The BBC treat the VHS reconstructions not unlike they would an amateur dramatics company re-enacting lost episodes. It's non-profit making and unlikely to impinge upon any money the BBC would be likely to make from lost episodes.


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