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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. Jesse
    March 11, 2019 @ 11:42 am

    it’s ultimately extremely skeptical of the unintended consequences of revolution. But it’s still a show that treats “burn it all down” as a self-evidently sympathetic motivation.

    Given how often I saw people defending their Trump votes with the phrase “burn it all down” or something like it, this may have some extra resonance in this era.

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  2. Przemek
    March 13, 2019 @ 8:56 am

    I’ve always meant to watch this show but never got around to doing it (had I known it relies so heavily on plot twists, I would’ve skipped this essay, but alas). But it certainly sounds very interesting – indeed, like the Capaldi era freed from its shackles. I’m not usually in favor of burning everything down, mostly because historically doing so rarely had positive consequences, but perhaps DW could use to be more revolutionary these days. Well, no, scratch that. Looking at S11, it definitely should.

    I’m interested to see how your narrative about S10 will unfold, especially since it’s a season that felt very different while on air than it feels now, in the light of the disaster that is the Chibnall era. Dear God, and here we were thinking “inessential” was the worst thing Doctor Who could be…

    I rewatched “Hell Bent” recently and what struck me was how much the Doctor’s goodbye to Clara just before he loses his memory feels like a regeneration. Perhaps it should’ve been. In a parallel universe that’s much better than ours, the amnesiac Twelfth Doctor, heavily influenced by Clara, regenerates into Jodie Whittaker and we get Season 10 with her and Bill. And a show that fully embraces the “magical space lesbians” aesthetic.

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    • AG
      March 14, 2019 @ 5:17 pm

      Still bitter that Missy didn’t get to give Clara the 3W welcome.

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  3. Daru
    March 16, 2019 @ 8:04 am

    Even though I still have season three to watch, Mr. Robot is still one of my absolute favourite shows (along with Hannibal) of the recent era. Course, even when it’s not great Doctor Who is always up there.

    Mr. Robot for me underlines my issues with the Chibnall run in terms of rewatching, as currently I notice that I have had much less a desire to rewatch series 11 since it aired. On the other hand, I can very easily drop into any part of Mr. Robot I’ve seen so far.

    See what happens with season 3, but for me it’s definitely been a high water mark so far.

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