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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. Alex Wilcock
    April 1, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    It’s the 45th anniversary of the final episode today, so I’ve just finished a weekly rewatching of the excellent Loose Cannon Recon, and came back to re-read your two Macra pieces; I particularly enjoyed this one, as I’ve been loving your Skulltopian analyses, and particularly the points about what the incompatible overdescription signifies. And it’s cheering to think, ‘It’s not just me, then,’ with ideas like your “They know there’s something wrong, otherwise why deny it so desperately?” and “They're giant crabs for heaven's sake. Or are they?” Back in my own in-depth review of The Macra Terrora few years ago I came up with the possibly OTT argument that there really are no such thing as Macra, and that they’re just a personification of the colony’s psychosis – which still isn’t cured at the end…

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  2. Jack Graham
    April 1, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    I'm ashamed to say I hadn't read your review when I wrote the above. But you make a good case. I can admit this, because your reading isn't incompatible with mine. It's amazing how generous one can be when one's own theories are not threatened.

    Cheers for reading.

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  3. Alex Wilcock
    April 1, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    Nothing to be ashamed of – until I went madder than usual last week, it was, I think, my longest single piece… And, yep, it's great to read excellent pieces that fit neatly alongside one's own, isn't it, and that in no way influences any view of their excellence. So, excellent piece above. Ahem.

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