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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.

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  1. Bennett
    March 10, 2014 @ 12:43 am

    I just flicked through Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter to see if I could find any more details about the commissioning of this story. And do you know, it wasn't even mentioned once. That probably says it all.

    The production is documented by a podcast commentary with Gary Russell and Phil Ford that is still available on the BBC website, but I can't bring myself to devote another forty-five minutes of my life to Dreamland so I'm happy to leave this stone unturned.

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  2. Alex Antonijevic
    March 10, 2014 @ 12:52 am

    I forgot this existed. I only saw it once, around the time it came out. We were pretty starved for Doctor Who that year. And like most of 2012 and this year. 🙁

    What I wouldn't do for some bland filler right about now!

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  3. elvwood
    March 10, 2014 @ 1:09 am

    I used to work in motion capture – I am, in a small way, partly responsible for Jar-Jar Binks, I'm afraid – and that has made me really sensitive to poor motion in animation. As a result I found this almost unwatchable. So I certainly agree with your charitable assessment of the animation.

    I do disagree with the idea that it's "no worse than a bog standard Big Finish audio", though I think this is mainly down to the difference between our levels of enjoyment for the different media. For me Dreamland is inferior to at least 95% of BF's output because of the acting and particularly the visuals (thanks to the soundscapes, fed into the wetware graphics engine in my head). A lot of their work is unchallenging fluff, true; but other than a few with very poor plots or miscast actors it's only the offensive stories like Creed of the Kromon and Nekromanteia that come below.

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  4. Lewis Christian
    March 10, 2014 @ 5:17 am

    Was hoping we'd skip over this, but then again it's keeping me excited for The End of Time's post.

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  5. BerserkRL
    March 10, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

    At least it has the virtue of providing background for two SJA episodes: Prisoner of the Judoon (the origin of the ship) and Vault of Secrets (the Men in Black).

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  6. Galadriel
    March 11, 2014 @ 10:20 am

    I'm hoping we'll have something more about Big Finish at some point, because I think the lack of visuals is one reason it can have so much diversity within the Doctor Who range–obviously, the actors don't look any older, but you can also have locations like Gallifrey or the Divergent universe in a way that doesn't look cheap or dated.

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