Once upon a time, an aspiring musician from the Land of One Thousand Lakes had an idea to create an epic work of song and lyric, in honor of a story that was dear to his heart. Because the Fates don’t always bring opportunity and inspiration to the dining table at the same time, the idea waited. It was patient. It would find its moment. It was a good idea. Nearly fifteen years passed. Lives changed, new adventures came […]
This week, we’re joined on a call with writer, collector, and immense Doctor Who enthusiast, David J. Howe (of Telos Publishing and numerous projects) to discuss the status and preparations for the opening of the Doctor Who Memorabilia Museum, a UK-based presentation of his 40+ years of collectibles and publications about our beloved series.
“Thank you for being a friend / Traveled down the road and back again / Your heart is true / You’re a pal and a confidant.” The English language has over fifty viable synonyms for a friend, but in the realm of the Doctor Who fandom, the term “companion” is sacred. It is a title bestowed upon those who have been given a special place in the pantheon, a category of characters for whom books are written, songs are sung […]
Doctor Who has always been rife with complex backstories and themes of conflict drawn from the news and events of the time. Call it “present day problems, presented in another day”, if you will. From workers striking against the regime, to species in tense stalemates on the brink of war, to contending with the horrific aftermath of genocide and mutually assured destruction, the program has used our own chaotic world and its occupants as the inspiration for otherworldly tales. When […]
November in the United States means a few things to those of us enthralled with all things Doctor Who: conventions like L.I. Who and Chicago TARDIS, anticipation of the upcoming Christmas episode, and the Thanksgiving holiday that often leads to us gushing about the program to relatives who may or may not have any clue what we’re saying. At the intersection of this Venn diagram, however, are the ways in which we, as loyal and devoted admirers and advocates of […]