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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. Jonathan Gad
    May 25, 2011 @ 9:28 am

    I have to admit, I love this blog series, and I'm currently noodling around the idea of trying something similar for Babylon 5, though that show only being on for a relatively short time would rather lose some of the sweeping historical feel that you manage to achieve here.

    Hence the noodling.

    That all said, the main reason I'm commenting is that you've got the Video Log set to private so no one else can watch it. πŸ™‚


  2. Elizabeth Sandifer
    May 25, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    Whoops! Good catch. Fixed now. πŸ™‚


  3. 7a1abfde-af0e-11e0-b72c-000bcdcb5194
    July 17, 2011 @ 9:41 am

    That ice warrior certainly moves with (appropriately) glacial slowness. Why on earth can't she outrun it?


  4. timelord7202
    May 5, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    Humans would not gain the intellectual aspect of "reasoning" until post-modern times. Even then, emotions can still take over autonomically… that's my guess.

    Or it's bad writing… "The Ice Warriors" has some impressive critters but the humans are all walking stereotypes that can't make up their minds if they should love or loathe their Tandy computer there…


  5. orfeo
    March 10, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    This is another one of those times when I'm going to take issue with the 'base under siege' moniker as needlessly lazy.

    I suppose you could argue the glaciers are putting the base under siege. But the Ice Warriors? Not a chance. I spent my time waiting for this 'siege' to take place, only to discover that they made ONE overt move against the base, and then walked inside it to talk.

    The goal of the script isn't to create a siege, it's to create a complex problem which the computer isn't capable of solving on account of the unacceptable risks.

    I personally find the script's approach to the computer issue to be excessively heavy-handed. But what it's trying to do is clear, and it is most definitely NOT trying to construct a siege. In fact there are numerous references to the opportunity for evacuation. It isn't that they can't get out. It's that they have a reason for not wanting to.


  6. ladysugarquill
    July 4, 2017 @ 11:13 pm

    About the video: I don’t think this is enough or compelling evidence of objetification. The point of this scene is the claustrophobic feel – in fact, I think Victoria gets trapped in that tiny ice corridor later on. The reason she gets full body shots is probably so they can show the (frankly, very nice) sets, and how tiny the space is, to drive home the feeling of claustrophobia.


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