Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who is the first Doctor Who piece of literature I’ve read since I dove into the world of Who in 2014. The dust is still settling from me getting all caught up on New Who so I hadn’t planned on getting into any books just yet, but when Mad Norwegian Press offered me the chance to do a review of this one I was too intrigued to pass it up.
As the title indicates all the essays in Companion Piece are written by women, but not all the essays are only about female characters from the show. Some pieces are critiques, some defenses; others are tributes, reflections, or clever analyses. And if one thing is certain, all of these essays were written out of love.
Going in I was unsure how much I would be able to appreciate the writings about companions from the Classic Era of Doctor Who as my knowledge of that part of the show is comparatively limited. But I found it all depended on the author’s focus. I did not enjoy every Classic-focused essay but I did walk away with a list of companions from early Who that I feel compelled to check out – and others I will probably avoid at all costs. People have made suggestions to me as to which Doctors I should watch from the early days, but not which companions.
Unsurprisingly I was more at home with the pieces . . . → Read More: Kay Reviews Companion Piece
A girl can get through a lot of space and time in six odd months.
It feels like I’ve been a Whovian for years but I just checked my post from when I first leaped into the TARDIS and it was only months ago. I guess time travel can do that to you. But now I am all caught up – at least as far as New Who (2005-present) goes. Hitting that marker was a pretty exciting moment.
I HAVE FINISHED WATCHING ALL OF (new) DOCTOR WHO. WHERE IS MY CERTIFICATE ON PSYCHIC PAPER?
— Kay (@Geek_Kay) February 22, 2015
It’s true. I seriously felt like I should receive some sort of diploma. I learned so much! I say and tweet things now that would have sounded like gobbledygook to me last year. And to top it off somehow I even went to sleep after watching the post-Series 8 Christmas special, which if you also watched you understand the achievement.
I’ve been tweeting about my adventures along the way and every time I thought people might be getting tired of my commentary, someone would appear nudging me to keep it up. As mentioned in my original post, the Doctor Who fandom continues to be incredibly encouraging and I’ve never felt like I’m alone on my journey – even when I literally was watching the episodes by myself.
Clara by Alice X. Zhang
I appreciate all the people on Twitter who answered my questions – whether . . . → Read More: Way Less New to Doctor Who
Agent Carter is a super heroine. Learn more about the history of her character from Alan Kistler. . . . → Read More: Agent Carter, Superheroine
On Hyperspace Theories part of what we do is take information we’ve gathered about Star Wars and explore the possibilities of what it could mean and where it might take the story. This form of speculation can be a lot of fun and apparently addicting, because while we’ve mainly been talking about The Force Awakens on the podcast, I’ve found myself doing the same thing for the TV show, Star Wars Rebels.
This led me to coming up with a theory for the Kyber crystals targeted by the rebels in “Breaking Ranks,” which was later confirmed by Pablo Hidalgo and crew in an episode of Rebels Recon. If you’re interested in hearing more about that theory, check out the episode of Disney Vault Talk’s Rebel Yell where I discuss it. Since that mystery is settled enough, at least in my mind, I’ve moved on to a bigger one: Who is Fulcrum?
In the fifth episode of the first season of Star Wars Rebels, we are introduced to a character called Fulcrum by way of a voice who has information for our heroes. “Out of Darkness” implies only Hera Syndulla might know Fulcrum’s true identity. Fulcrum gives Hera background on Imperial targets but also leaves supplies for the rebels at drop points. In “Gathering Forces” we learn Fulcrum is traveling, at least at the moment, in a CR90 corvette with a blue stripe when they come to pick up Tseebo, the Rodian with a head full of Imperial secrets.
. . . → Read More: Who is Fulcrum? Speculating on Star Wars Rebels
Assembly of Geeks discusses the upcoming fall television season, including The Big Bang Theory and Gotham. . . . → Read More: Big Bang Theory and Gotham on Assembly of Geeks
Peggy Carter gets picked up by ABC. . . . → Read More: Hayley Atwell Talks !!Agent Carter!!
Catch the Star Wars marathon on Spike today! . . . → Read More: Start the New Year Off Right – Star Wars Marathon on Spike
October 15 is Superheroes Night on PBS. . . . → Read More: October 15th is Superhero Night on PBS
Commitment makes relatable stories out of super characters. . . . → Read More: Making The Commitment To Relatable Storytelling
Boba Fett is revealed as the lead character of the cancelled LucasArts videogame 1313. . . . → Read More: Boba Fett: Star Wars’ Mystery Box