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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. Aylwin
    April 27, 2017 @ 8:01 pm

    “Like I said: once.”


  2. Kyle Edwards
    April 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

    I think that the season is going to get a lot better than what it has been. I mean, you said this, but look at the start of every Capaldi season: stuff that either is just fine, or is disappointing but gets better on rewatch. In addition, I think that this season has talent far more evenly spread out. You get fine-Moffat and Boyce at the start, but then Dollard, Bartlett (our Gaiman for this season), Maitheson, the massive showpiece trilogy (hopefully Whithouse won’t screw up, but gives a crap-Moffat and Harnass are always a win), Munro (who’ll be this season’s doing-their-own-thing person), Gatiss, and gives a crap-Moffat on the end. Talent seems evenly distributed across the season (probably only one real concern for crap at the middle). I mean, Season 8 worked because of escalation, and Season 9 was the most anthology-like season since 2. Capaldi seasons don’t have consistent logic to them.


  3. Whittso
    May 3, 2017 @ 8:24 am

    Do you know I think this may just be me, but I really prefer EP when it’s finding new and interesting things to say about its subjects and getting excited about them. The prolonged moan about faults feels very trad-fandom? Which isn’t to say that Smile was great by any stretch of the imagination. I think the faint praise verdict was right – it was fine. But I’d argue with many of the actual critiques landed on this podcast. I think it was clear what Cotrell-Boyce was trying to land – he wants to write modern fairy tales, that tell a story while evoking a set of associations that give it weight and atmosphere. He wrote one last year about forests/ fairies/ children/ our relationship with nature. He bit off far more than he could chew. This year he wanted to do the future/ spaceships/ robots. He did it, it was fine, the story basically worked unless you really want to nitpick. He also gave us a big chunk of time with the Doctor and Bill, which was lovely. There were lots of character bits for Bill that seemed pretty spot on considering – the two hearts sequence, ‘I’m on a real spaceship’. That said, it didn’t really ever sing in the way really good DW does, but it did ok…


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      May 6, 2017 @ 9:47 pm

      Yeah, well, let me get some lens of history to see what’s new and interesting versus not about a thing and I’ll get right on that, but this is the podcast, not the TARDIS Eruditorum entry.


      • Whittso
        May 9, 2017 @ 3:09 pm

        Indeed, fair enough.


  4. aliene
    March 3, 2020 @ 8:38 am

    This is so fun! What a great idea. Also I love how authentic you seem to here


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