The bodies on the gears of the culture industry

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  1. Jane Campbell
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:49 am

    Sorry this went up late — forgot to press “save” after I toggled the Draft/Publish button.


  2. Megara Justice Machine
    October 6, 2015 @ 11:50 am

    I’m almost tempted to ask about Davros’ chair, but I imagine it was covered in your section about The Next Doctor – “For the Cybermen are qlippothic husks that seek to avoid death at all costs, until nothing remains but their very egos, the exact opposite of the ego-death that confers true ascension points to.”

    Davros to a T.


  3. Artur
    October 6, 2015 @ 1:13 pm

    And here I thought the Chair Agenda had something to do with the Doom Patrol story “The Empire of Chairs” (not in the least because the main character’s name in that story is Jane).

    In any case, great entry. Will you be covering more esoteric/alchemical motifs in this way?


  4. phuzz
    October 7, 2015 @ 10:22 am

    No mention of the Use of Weapons? A certain white chair features heavily in that.
    Not much to do with ascension though I’ll grant you.


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      October 7, 2015 @ 10:35 am

      I have told Jane she should read Use of Weapons before due to it having one of the most memorable chairs in science fiction.


  5. John G Wood
    October 7, 2015 @ 5:12 pm

    Fascinating stuff – another that springs to mind is the throne that Barbara sat on in The Aztecs, becoming a goddess in the process.


  6. 5tephe
    October 11, 2015 @ 9:45 pm

    Haven’t had time to read all of this post yet, but it immediately brought to mind this awesome video essay:

    Tony’s series of videos on his channel Every Frame a Painting are generally very worth checking out.


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