Hello, World! Welcome to our blog! Here we will discuss Doctor Who as seen through the eyes of a scientist and a writer—-and as fangirls.
A number of years ago, if you’d looked on Ye Olde Internet, any blogging or forum posting about the show was mainly male dominated. These days, however, that is no longer the case. It seems to be a fairly even split anymore and thank goodness for it! And, no, we’re not here to gush about how we fancy the Doctor.
Though we won’t deny that that may occasionally happen.
No. This is a place for (hopefully) intelligent discussion. For debate. And for banter and arguing, probably. There will also probably be cocktails involved, because reasons. This is blog is what happens when old friends get together with strong drinks and stronger opinions. And we hope you’ll join the conversation!
Who We Are:
Hi! I’m Erin. I teach physics and astronomy classes at a community college. I call myself an “everything nerd” because I just love learning. In college I did a double major in physics and music, and then got my Master’s degree in physics. Since I can take classes for free at the school where I teach, I am slowly working my way toward an accounting degree for….fun? I really like doing taxes. See? Nerd.
I recently married my husband James, who is another physics/music nerd. He has seen just about every episode of Doctor Who. Also Star Trek, which he’s convinced me to watch as well. He might contribute science-y things to the blog on occasion.
I started watching Doctor Who in the summer of 2008 (the last David Tennant series before the specials.) I have not seen a whole lot of Classic Who yet, so that’s going to be my goal for this blog.
Most of my free time is spent knitting. My top 3 favorite things to knit are: shawls I never wear, socks I never wear, and toys for other people’s children. I am definitely a process knitter, not a product knitter. I also made the famous (infamous?) 4th Doctor scarf for Kat to wear at Comic Con.
Hello, I’m Kat.
I’m a writer with an unhealthy addiction to television. I went to school to learn how to dissect and over-analyze great works of literature. I am now putting my degree to good use and disappointing all my former professors by using those valuable skills to analyze Doctor Who and other things they wouldn’t approve of. However, I think there’s as much to learn about human nature from science fiction and fantasy as there is in any history book.
I’m also mother to a 5-year-old daughter, Ava. A fangirl herself, she’s currently enamored with The Magic School Bus, Tim Burton films, and the 1960s Addams Family television series. But she will also sit down with me and watch Doctor Who or listen to some Big Finish audios in the car. Her all-time favorite monsters are the Sea Devils and she’d quite like a pet cybermat. Her favorite Doctors are Patrick Troughton, Paul McGann, and Matt Smith. By her second birthday, I’d given her the nickname “Impossible Girl” because, like Clara Oswald, she’s beautiful, stubborn, incredibly clever, and far too brave for her own good.
When I’m not watching Doctor Who, I’m usually perusing antique shops, estate sales, and various other haunts curating collections of the lovely and the macabre for my Etsy shop, Ravenwood House Antiques & Oddities. And if I’m not doing any of those things, I’m either fixing up my old Victorian house or lurking in a graveyard somewhere. Or possibly at a Doctor Who convention with Erin.
I’ll discuss all 50+ years of Doctor Who with anyone who will listen. I love all of Doctor Who, but if pressed, I prefer the Classic series over the New. Particularly the 60s and 70s eras. I’m also a fan of Big Finish and devour them every chance I get–particularly the Eighth Doctor stories. I have loads of recommendations but my favorite story is Spare Parts by Marc Platt, which gives the Mondasian (read: proper) Cybermen a true origin story. My love affair with the show started as a child when the stories I caught were few and far between. Jon Pertwee was my first Doctor, and David Tennant was still the Doctor when I started watching again (by complete accident) as an adult. Since then, I’ve been through the entire series from 1963 to the present and fallen oh so hard for the story of the Madman in the Blue Box.