Let’s Talk About Doctor Who’s Graham

I’ve seen quite a few posts about the Doctor’s new companions recently, and one comment about them stuck out to me. So, today I’d like to discuss it. Let’s talk about Graham.

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Why Blink Works

When it comes to writing, less is so often more. Whenever I look at a piece and think, “Right, that’s done,” I force myself to try and cut a tenth of the word count. It makes me evaluate what’s really needed, and what’s sticking behind as self-indulgent fluff. I was told once that adding constraints can really help your writing, and I believe that’s true.

With that in mind, let’s look at Doctor Who‘s “Blink.”

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What Makes a Dalek a Dalek?

Recently, when I see complaints about the Daleks it’s to do with them being overused. The Daleks appear in the thousands now, zipping all over the screen and firing the Doctor at planets. They’re just not as scary as they used to be. But there’s something else, too. They’re not quite as Dalek, either.

So today, I’d like to rewind. I’d like to go back to the beginning, and take a look at just what makes the Daleks … well, Daleks.

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