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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. jsd
    October 29, 2010 @ 12:11 am

    Fabulous meditation on one of my favorite stories. Can't wait for part two 🙂

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  2. liminalD
    September 4, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    I thoroughly, THOROUGHLY enjoyed this post. Your musing on the episode titles and the quip about the big pink snake were hilarious, and this sentence…

    "Mind you, even at this point, as Jobel pierces Tasambeker so effectively with his needling that she is driven to pierce him with a needle in return…"

    … is a work of art. Kudos 🙂

    As an aside, Philip Sandifer makes the point in his review of this story that this is where the show largely ceases to be Doctor Who, he's marginalised from the narrative and the entire season has been ramping up the violence and gore so much that it's hard to see what he CAN do to avert disaster. And I note that this review leaves the Doctor himself out pretty much entirely. Just a wee observation, I wonder what you make of Mr Sandifer's claim? (I could go over there to see if you've commented on that post but I'm lazy).

    Anyway, like I said, I really, really enjoyed this post, thank you 🙂

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  3. Jack Graham
    September 4, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

    "And I note that this review leaves the Doctor himself out pretty much entirely."

    You're right. I hadn't realised!

    (I think Sandifer's reading of Season 22 as an 'exorcism' is knock-down brilliant.)

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