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The Sontaran song

February 14th, 2008 (09:54 am)

Not sure how to describe this..! The maker could have done with clips from more stories to hand, I think, but it's still a good effort and the deadpan tone is right.


Posted by: zephyr (vescoiya)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 11:28 am (UTC)

er how very odd.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 11:43 am (UTC)

Yes - there's a good idea there which needs a bit more work.

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)

Changing the subject a little, have you seen this? According to the post publicising it on doctorwho, it's trying to be "the most comprehensive history of the Doctor Who fandom on the Internet." What interests me is less the fact that what has been written so far is incredibly inaccurate and lacking in detail, it's the way it misses the point, which seems to clearly show the way fandom's interests have shifted, so that some things are simply 'not what fans do' any more.

There is lots of Antipodean and American fandom, but almost nothing on UK fandom; fanzines are purely a source of fanfic, not interviews, news, reviews, mock-academic analysis and campaigns to remove the producer; all fic tends towards shipping and slash; and other things Doctor Who fans might like and/or hear about through fandom include Battlestar Galactica, The Man from UNCLE, Star Trek and Star Wars, not The Avengers, The Prisoner, Quatermass or Sapphire and Steel, let alone Trumpton, I, Claudius or Dixon of Dock Green (although at least Blake's 7 is named). time_and_chips gets a mention, but not Doctor Who Weekly/Monthly/Magazine, the DWAS or the William Hartnell (Doctor Who) Fan Club.

I feel like a dinosaur. Half of me wants to get involved in the project and make it more accurate (although I don't really have the necessary primary or even secondary sources to hand), the other half wants to steer clear and accept that I'm about as relevant to this fandom as Trotsky was to the USSR in the 1940s.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)

I'm aware of the article, and need to save it now as I want to use it in my planned submission to the Cardiff conference!

With you here in the pleistocene.

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)

I'm glad it's of use to you!

With you here in the pleistocene.

You, me and the Xeraphin. Perhaps we should call ourselves Xera-fans? According to Babel Fish (translating 'xera' from Greek) that would make us 'drily fans'...

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: February 14th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)

Dry we certainly can be.

In one of my ill-judged (because I shoudn't be spending the money) eBay purchases this week, I bought most of the run of the 1979/80 fanzine The Doctor Who Review, edited by Paul Mount and with contributions from David Whitaker(really!), Martin Wiggins, Jeremy Bentham etc.