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Dr. Who Novelty Songs

Verity Podcast recently devoted an entire show to novelty songs about Doctor Who. As I’ve mentioned before, I think novelty songs don’t get enough credit.  There’s an art to writing something funny and unique that references multiple cultural objects in an … Continue reading

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Ian Dury’s Multifaceted Connections to Sci-Fi/Fantasy

I’ve been listening to a lot of Ian Dury recently.  A few nights ago, I finally rented Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, the fictionalized film account of Dury’s career. Why should fantasy/science-fiction fans care about a little-known music biopic? … Continue reading

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Doctor Who’s Connecticut Yankee References: Season 9, Episode 1

My UC Davis class on Mark Twain’s technocratic writing ended the weekend before the Season 9 premiere of Doctor Who.  I re-read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court just weeks prior, not knowing that writer/producer Steven Moffat, actor Peter Capaldi, … Continue reading

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11 Musicians Who Each Match A Doctor Who

When Peter Capaldi announced recently that his portrayal of Doctor Who was influenced by David Bowie,  I came up with the following list of doppelgangers: My picks are more about thematic connections than physical resemblances, hence a few weird/controversial choices.  I probably thought about this more … Continue reading

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