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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. Jack Graham
    December 3, 2015 @ 5:45 pm

    I feel like my wife just met my girlfriend.


    • billytea
      December 3, 2015 @ 6:38 pm

      If it makes you feel any better, it seems they hit it off?


  2. Max Curtis
    December 3, 2015 @ 6:20 pm

    I think that’s easily my favorite Series 9 podcast of yours. Those insights into Capaldi’s method were really brilliant, and it was great to get an actor’s perspective on this era. The comparisons to Troughton are spot-on. But unfortunately it seems that he’ll end up more like McCoy—a brilliant Doctor whose brilliance is only properly recognized in hindsight.


  3. taiey
    December 3, 2015 @ 6:38 pm

    Joined? How disappointing. 😛


  4. Nicholas Caluda
    December 3, 2015 @ 8:53 pm

    45 minutes in and thoroughly enjoying it, even when I don’t necessarily agree.

    Incidentally, Solaris is among the films I’ll be getting for Christmas, and this has only made me more excited for it.


    • Nicholas Caluda
      December 3, 2015 @ 9:32 pm

      Working through a point here that I’m interested in writing about myself: I think what makes the Doctor being an asshole in Series 8 work is the way it’s framed — with “The Twin Dilemma,” we get a story about an abuse victim that’s interested only in the abuser. That’s a tremendously…difficult story to write, to say the least. Whereas with something like, say, “Kill the Moon,” we get the justified reaction from Clara and then, going even further than “The Massacre,” we get the aftermath: the cheap bottle of red wine and the long, late-night conversation with her boyfriend about what a jerk the Doctor has been. That’s basically the only way to write that kind of story convincingly, I think.


  5. merrival
    December 4, 2015 @ 1:51 am

    A really interesting conversation. I especially liked the discussion about acting The Doctor, melodrama and ‘a character playing a character’. It’s why some of the more accomplished actors to play the part – Tennant & Hurt in particular – haven’t quite worked for me for the reasons you discuss.


  6. Anton B
    December 4, 2015 @ 2:53 pm

    Fascinating discussion. More Elliot Chapman please. Blimey he’s even made me want to check out Big Finish! His observations on different acting styles is spot on.


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      December 4, 2015 @ 3:48 pm

      Yeah, I spent the last forty minutes or so of it going “OK, this is way longer than we usually go, but holy shit this is amazing stuff and I am not cutting it off.”


      • Jack Graham
        December 5, 2015 @ 7:32 am

        Now you know why every Shabcast I do with him lasts 3 hours.


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