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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.

18 Comments

  1. Shining Blitz
    January 27, 2014 @ 12:27 am

    The War Doctor and Six team up to fight the creepy dead kid monster from The Holy Terror, who turns out to be… THE NIGHTMARE CHILD! DUN DUN DUUUUN!

    Yeah the wilderness years are gonna be fun to reintegrate.

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  2. J Mairs
    January 27, 2014 @ 12:44 am

    "pen an officially licensed novel in which Benny and the War Doctor team up to fight Zagreus, or some other suitably and madly dumb idea."

    YES PLEASE!!!

    (Also, yes to the above!)

    On a more serious note, this is one of the reasons I hope the BBC relaxes it's policy on New/Old stuff soon. It's bad enough that they're not taking advantage of new Tennant material, despite the fact there's clearly still a huge market out there.

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  3. dirkmalcolm.com
    January 27, 2014 @ 12:49 am

    If that means the War Doctor teaming up with Frobisher then please take all my money and make this happen.

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  4. Ross
    January 27, 2014 @ 2:32 am

    Any number of explanations that range from hardcore continuity porn to a sort of Swedish continuity art film are, of course available for this.

    Okay everyone, you can go home now. The internet has been won.

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  5. David Anderson
    January 27, 2014 @ 7:20 am

    For the range it's in Eyeless does go quite far in hinting that the Doctor may have some responsibility for the weapon that devastated the planet.

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  6. Galadriel
    January 27, 2014 @ 8:29 am

    Yes, indeed. Ive been hoping against hope that Big Finish would do something to continue the Sarah Jane Adventures–not only did they do an excellent job with the pre–revival Sarah Jane Smith audio series, (and nothing in SJA explicitly contradicts them, or even suggests their existance)–but it would be a way to have some of the actors reprise roles without as much of a time commitment.
    My dream would be a series where Eleven has Luke as a companion–which could fit between Angels Take Manhattan and The Snowmen, or between adventures with Clara. That would avoid direct comment on Sarah Jane's status one way or another. Or they could do something like the Companion Chronicles line–as much as I appreciate the BBC audio line, they don't have a high profile and aren't as versatile as Big Finish.
    Something like Bernice Summerfield with River Song would also be a treat….

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  7. Chicanery
    January 27, 2014 @ 9:52 am

    Presumably there'll be a post tomorrow about this, but Capaldi's outfit has been released and it shows a definite Pertwee influence:
    http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/series-8-capaldis-doctor-who-costume-revealed-57705.htm

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  8. Jesse
    January 27, 2014 @ 10:47 am

    a sort of Swedish continuity art film

    I Am Curious (UNIT)

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  9. Lance Parkin
    January 27, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

    Hello. Thanks for talking about The Eyeless.

    The weapon in The Eyeless destroys the designated target and anything that is aware of the target. The only possible enemy you could use it against without committing suicide would be one outside your own noosphere.

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  10. Spacewarp
    January 27, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    DM's! He's wearing DM's!

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  11. Allyn Gibson
    January 27, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

    I always took the Artifact in The Eyeless as a Celestis weapon. Compare Qixotl's description of the Celestis to the eighth Doctor in Alien Bodies to the tenth Doctor's description of the Artifact and how it works to the council in The Eyeless.

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  12. inkdestroyedmybrush
    January 27, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    i'm in and offer to draw that as a graphic novel.

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  13. inkdestroyedmybrush
    January 27, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

    laughing so hard i'm crying now. tentacle porn with the original auton monster? yeah baby!

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  14. Anton B
    January 28, 2014 @ 1:09 am

    Doctor Twelve's gone for the slightly addled Eighties electro album producer look, crombie coat, Doc Martins, throwing a shape, Blue Steel stare. There's a touch of the Pertwee flash and a hint of Hartnell irascibility. Like it so far.

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  15. David Anderson
    January 28, 2014 @ 3:19 am

    It looks like the costume Colin Baker wishes he'd been given to wear. Admittedly, so does Sylvester McCoy's jumper.

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  16. ferret
    January 28, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

    I think I spy a ring on his finger, on the hand furthest from us. Hartnell's?

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  17. Megaplumfinity
    January 29, 2014 @ 8:09 am

    I remember reading this book at the time and finding the flashback to the destruction of Gallifrey unexpected and thrilling as this was the closest we'd yet got to seeing any of the time war actually dramatised. Almost seems a shame that Day of the Doctor robs it of so much power for any future readers.

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  18. Allyn Gibson
    January 30, 2014 @ 8:12 am

    Someone will eventually pen an officially licensed novel in which Benny and the War Doctor team up to fight Zagreus, or some other suitably and madly dumb idea.

    Not quite the same, but…

    There's IDW's tenth Doctor comics; we see the Shadow Proclamation put the tenth Doctor on trial for altering a fixed point in time and space — and their evidence of past actions in this regard is Charley Pollard.

    I'm curious to see if you'll cover those before ducking out of the tenth Doctor era. They're interesting, in that they're a Doctor Who product strictly for an American audience as the UK couldn't officially get them.

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