I mean, how do you explain that away? How did gut-boy get there? Is this his first eruption? And at boobies? I fear he must.
Rationally, it is the only explanation. In which case, I will pray for Tony Harris in his life-long struggle against his angry, wailing gut-boy. I can only hope one day, he can expel his splenetic parasite and live a freer, fuller life.
In the meantime, he should consider staying away from keyboards. You never know when gut-boy will strike again. Just to let you know. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner. Return to Book Page. Myles Goodreads Author Editor. Aliette de Bodard Goodreads Author Contributor.
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Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who
To ask other readers questions about Chicks Unravel Time , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 02, Ben Babcock rated it really liked it Shelves: postcolonial , read , essays , non-fiction , culture , hugo-nominee , ebook , feminism. I came to Doctor Who solely through the revived series. The rest is history, of course—the Tenth Doctor stole my heart, along with the hearts of many other Whovians, and then he left and the world would neve I came to Doctor Who solely through the revived series.
The rest is history, of course—the Tenth Doctor stole my heart, along with the hearts of many other Whovians, and then he left and the world would never be the same. But no, fans who had been watching since the black-and-white era had been through this seven times before. My experience with older episodes of Doctor Who has only picked up recently.
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Reading Chicks Unravel Time has made me hungry to see more. The specificity with which each of these authors discuss the various seasons of Doctor Who made me yearn to be as familiar with the show as they are. The book weaves through the history of Doctor Who in an appropriately non-chronological fashion. Each essay loosely examines a specific season, but each writer approaches the concept of a season-spanning essay slightly differently.
I really enjoyed both of these approaches.
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- Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who by Deborah Stanish.
Many of the other essays touched on the portrayal of race and gender in Doctor Who. Others draw the opposite conclusion, finding Jo a realistic depiction of someone who is constantly underestimated because of her appearance but much more capable than she might appear.
Similarly, some of the essays examine the colonialist tones to the show—once again, trying to find that balance between dismissing the show as a product of its time and excoriating it for its missteps. The authors do this to some extent, naturally. And with Matt Smith leaving and the fiftieth anniversary special soon upon us, I smell a sequel brewing with some updated content in my dreams! Every one of these essays is good—which is what you would expect, considering the all-star cast that Stanish and Thomas have lined up.
Every one offers a unique, insightful take on a particular season of Doctor Who , grappling with it on a much deeper level than simply listing the reasons they love it. To me, this is the ultimate act of love for a show: critiquing it. If you truly love something, you should still be able to love it in spite of its flaws.
Discussing, examining, acknowledging, deconstructing those flaws are all important ways to be more involved. We need to become participants. Chicks Unravel Time exemplifies this tradition of fan-led critique, and I highly recommend it. View 1 comment. Dec 15, Jacqueline O.
I really liked it. I enjoyed it more than the previous book. Each essay addresses a season of Doctor Who and the book covers the original Classic series , the TV Movie and the new series The essays in this book cover a number of topics while also reviewing each season, and the essays are organized thematically, not This essay collection is the sequel to the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords.
The essays in this book cover a number of topics while also reviewing each season, and the essays are organized thematically, not chronologically. I would have preferred chronological organization, but as the Introduction points out, I can always re-read the book's essays in chronological order. Also, the subtle theme-order makes sense. I did find it helpful to have an episode guide handy while reading.
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Below I'll mention one of my favorite essays, but I'm not going to go through all the essays, there are just too many. But more specifically it focuses on Jo Grant -- and in a positive manner. Jo is a companion who gets no respect in Who fandom, and she's often unfairly compared with the companion before her Dr. Liz Shaw and after Sarah Jane Smith, often perceived as the Classic series fan's most favorite companion. Yet, I've always really liked Jo, though I tend to be quiet about it.
And, as this essay points out, it's because I saw "later Jo" first -- the first episode I saw with her was "Frontier in Space" and Jo kicks, um, butt, in "Frontier in Space" -- she's rescuing the Doctor, getting herself out of cells, successfully resisting the Master's hypnotism, and figuring out just what the deal is with the Drashigs anyway as well as the rest of the plot, which involves perception of an "enemy".
When I saw Jo's first episode I understood why a lot of fans didn't like her -- but what I also like is she evolves and she takes it upon herself to learn and grow. This essay legitimizes my opinion of Jo and adds to it.
I also enjoyed the fact that a new Who fan actually enjoyed classic Who perceived "wisdom", especially in the Moffat Era, is that a New Who Fan can't possibly be interested in Classic Who. Yeah, right. Or as Nichols put it: " And then there were the ish eighth Doctor novels and dozens of Big Finish audios I simply love that.
Course, it was the comments of one of the editors praising Jo Grant at a Chicago TARDIS convention panel that convinced me to go straight to the dealers' room to buy my own copy! But there are many, many brilliant essays in this book. And, without a doubt, many of the essays had me wanting to sit down and re-watch Doctor Who -- in its entirety! I highly recommend this book, everyone from the casual fan to fans like the guy who kept sitting next to me at Chicago TARDIS who could name every episode in order from the entire run so far -- and did so, frequently, at length.
I look-up info like that, which is why Lofficier's Programme Guide still sits on my desk.