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Jack Graham

Jack Graham wrote about Doctor Who and Marxism, often at the same time. These days he co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper.Support Jack on Patreon.

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  1. Richard Pilbeam
    December 26, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    This actually inspired me to – ahem – track down a copy of "Death in Santaland", so I feel I should thank you for the experience. Certainly better than what Who delivered (A woman in a refrigerator, a man re-living his past glories over and over until they're meaningless, and the supporting cast hurtling over a shark. It's like a window directly into Moffat's brain).

    Also want to echo the bile re: Penn & Teller. It's repulsive that they're considered icons of skepticism and critical thinking. It's OK to let a tiny cadre of billionaires have unprecedented levels of control over their employees' lives, but if a college campus regulates against hate speech then it's an egregious violation of our civil liberties.

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  2. drfgsdgsdf
    December 23, 2012 @ 6:17 am

    Re-read this again this year. Still excellent excellent stuff. The part about Shooting the Past actually changed the way I watched it. Before I'd always emphasised with Lindsay Duncan's character, feeling sorry for her impossible situation, I'd been more irritated and baffled by Timpthy Spall's. But after reading your piece about it, I now see he's the heart of the work-he's supposed to annoying and even mystifying. I can't watch it the same way again. Thank you.

    Also

    -Minor minor point but you missed out Timewyrm Revelation on your list of Doctor Who Christmas stories. The opening is full of Chritmasy stuff. If you did read it I hope you liked it.

    Seasons greetings and thank you for being one of the most interesting and entertaing Doctor Who bloggers on the web for another year

    all the best
    James

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  3. Jack Graham
    December 23, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Wow – thanks!

    And yes, I loved 'Timewyrm: Revelation' when I read it way back when it was originally published. I haven't re-read it since but I'm sure I'd still like it now, whatever quibbles I might find with it. I remember it in detail, which is more than can be said for more 'Who' novels I've read. I didn't write about it here because I was pressed for time when writing the above and would've needed to re-skim it to check things. One day though.

    Thanks again for the comment, and for reading the blog.

    Merry Christmas.

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