BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE – Our Thoughts on “Resolution”

Ruth Long (@UndiscoveredAdv on Twitter) is a writer, amateur graphic designer, and animal lover, best-known as the co-lead writer of Clara Oswald: The Untold Adventures, a fan-written project following the character of Clara after the events of Hell Bent (the trailer for which is now available on Twitter). You can also catch her on the odd Who podcast, writing meta, or waffling about this, that, or the other on forums. Her favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi (and if she’s being really cheeky, Jenna Coleman).

Caitlin Smith (@bossy_Clara on Twitter) is writer and student from Australia, and she is also a co-lead writer on Clara Oswald: The Untold Adventures along with Ruth. She used to write meta on tumblr as abossycontrolfreak, now she just waffles on twitter and occasionally has something interesting to say. She’s also a regular on the Eruditorum Presscast. Her favourite Doctor is Clara Oswald.

James Johnson (@JamesStreetmanx on Twitter) is a Creative Media student from Liverpool. He spends his downtime discussing, watching and obsessing over near anything Doctor Who related, especially Daleks. He aspires to become a graphic designer in the future. His favourite Doctor is a tie between Seven, Nine and Twelve (impossible to truly pick one favourite!) Continue reading

BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE: Our Thoughts on “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” and Series 11 Wrap-Up — Part 2/2

Janine Rivers (@janinemrivers on Twitter) is a writer, script editor, and musician.  She spends her days working in a library, and is the head-writer and editor behind her passion project, The Twelfth Doctor Adventures.  Her favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

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You came back for Part 2!  Thank you. This is a good start.

(If you’re not a returning reader, and are wondering what this post is and why we’re talking about Series Eleven, check out the first half of the review over here.  Then, if you dare, come back to this post and witness the grand finale of Bit of Adrenaline, Dash of Outrage, where there’s a lot more outrage than usual.)

Following our discussion on characters, themes, and representation in the first half, today I’m joined by four new guests to discuss some slightly different aspects of the series, before we wrap up and provide a final verdict.  

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BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE: Our Thoughts on “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” and Series 11 Wrap-Up — Part 1/2

Janine Rivers (@janinemrivers on Twitter) is a writer, script editor, and musician.  She spends her days working in a library, and is the head-writer and editor behind her passion project, The Twelfth Doctor Adventures.  Her favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

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It’s hard to believe that we’ve already reached the end of Jodie Whittaker’s first series of Doctor Who.  When we started this column back with The Woman Who Fell to Earth, we didn’t even know half the episode titles — and now, wherever you look, fans are organising their rankings and making predictions for Series Twelve.  The nights have drawn in, too, and a decidedly Doctor Who-less Christmas approaches (unless you’re planning to catch the Twelfth Doctor Adventures Christmas Special).

With the show back on New Year and then off air until 2020, it seems increasingly likely that the New Year Special will be either a thematic summation of, or response to, Series Eleven, rather than the start of something new.  But for logistical reasons, we’re going to do the series wrap-up in this post, discussing both the finale on its own terms, and our thoughts on the series as a whole — then we’ll be back for a final post in the New Year, to see whether the special has met our expectations and/or alleviated our concerns.

For this post, I’m going to be joined by a selection of this year’s guests to discuss various aspects of The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos and Series Eleven as a whole, from the characters and villains to the political complexities of the show and its new PR strategies.  So buckle up, and prepare yourselves for the trip of a lifetime…

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BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE – Our Thoughts on “It Takes You Away”

Janine Rivers (@janinemrivers on Twitter) is a writer, script editor, and musician.  She spends her days working in a library, and is the head-writer and editor behind her passion project, The Twelfth Doctor Adventures.  Her favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

Tom Marshall is a postgraduate working in the field of Norse mythology and ecocriticism. He has written about Doctor Who and other TV shows for CultBox, the Outside In book series, You and Who Else, and You and 42. His favourite Doctor is … also Peter Capaldi.

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BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE- Our Thoughts on “The Witchfinders”

Janine Rivers (@janinemrivers on Twitter) is a writer, script editor, and musician.  She spends her days working in a library, and is the head-writer and editor behind her passion project, The Twelfth Doctor Adventures.  Her favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

Tori Das ( on Twitter) is an aspiring writer, who likes to spend her time on writing, reading, films and TV, and reviewing books and films for her blog. Her favourite Doctor(s) (please don’t ask her to choose between them) are Clara Oswald and the 12th Doctor.

A. L. Ferio (Laine, and  on Twitter) is a writer who likes spending time reading, playing Minecraft, and working on various academic ventures. Her favorite Doctor is the Twelfth Doctor, though she also thinks that the Doctor is the Doctor is the Doctor.

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BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE: Our Thoughts on “Kerblam!”

Janine Rivers (@janinemrivers on Twitter) is a writer, script editor, and musician.  She spends her days working in a library, and is the head-writer and editor behind her passion project, The Twelfth Doctor Adventures.  Her favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

James Blanchard (@Plastic_Jim on Twitter) is a student and political theory researcher, who spends his days hopping between old books and new Doctor Who episodes. His favourite Doctor is Matt Smith.

Audrey Armstrong (@lesbiaudrey on Twitter) is a writer and trans woman. She hasn’t written much yet, but she’s getting there. She otherwise mostly spends her time watching Doctor Who or taking walks. Her favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

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BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE: Our Thoughts on “Demons of the Punjab”

Janine Rivers (@janinemrivers on Twitter) is a writer, script editor, and musician.  She spends her days working in a library, and was the head-writer and editor behind her passion project, The Twelfth Doctor Adventures.  Her favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

Marquis (@BloodyMarquis on Twitter) is a writer, blogger, and occasionally wishes he was a heavy drinker. He writes about anime and cartoons for the website Animation Revelation. His favourite Doctor is a toss up between Sylvester McCoy and Matt Smith.

Mark Laherty (@MarkLoafers on Twitter) is a media critic who can usually be found on Virtual Citizens. He is not married, has no children, and does not live in Surrey. His favourite Doctor is Clara Oswald.

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BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE: Our Thoughts on “The Tsuranga Conundrum”

Janine Rivers (@janinemrivers on Twitter) is a writer, script editor, and musician.  She spends her days working in a library, and was the head-writer and editor behind her passion project, The Twelfth Doctor Adventures.  Her favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

Elizabeth Edwards (@twoesonename on Twitter) is an aspiring writer and singer, currently spending her days chipping away at her first novel and writing one-act plays, in between various loads of homework. She’d really rather not pick between the Eleventh and Twelve Doctors, as she loves them both dearly, so she’d probably say her favourite Doctor was Moffat’s Doctor (best part being you can include Clara under that broad definition).

Arthur Lockridge (@strikingtwelve1 on Twitter) is a writer (as yet unpublished, but watch this space), couch-surfer, and occasional voice actor. Under a different pseudonym, he is the Twelfth Doctor. His favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

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BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE – Our Thoughts on “Arachnids in the UK”

Janine Rivers (@janinemrivers on Twitter) is a writer, script editor, and musician.  She spends her days working in a library, and was the head-writer and editor behind her passion project, The Twelfth Doctor Adventures.  Her favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

Anouk Van Rossum (@vranouk on Twitter) is a bookseller with a vested interest in queer representation in media. When not reading, she can be found writing, or talking about Doctor Who to anyone who will listen. Her favourite Doctor is either Paul McGann or Peter Capaldi.  Don’t make her choose, it’s too difficult.

Emma Jones (@milkwithginseng on Twitter) is an aspiring artist and writer. She first gained attention for her article on transgender themes in Doctor Who for the Time Ladies blog. Since then she has written various thinkpieces and reviews of the show and appeared on the Galactic Yo-Yo podcast. Her favourite Doctor is Jodie Whittaker.

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BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE – Our Thoughts on “Rosa”

Janine Rivers (@janinemrivers on Twitter) is a writer, script editor, and musician.  She spends her days working in a library, and was the head-writer and editor behind her passion project, The Twelfth Doctor Adventures.  Her favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

Zoe Lance (@SJANeverending on Twitter) is a fan-fic writer extraordinaire, best known for her work on The Sarah Jane Adventures and the creation of The Never Ending Universe, a collaborative offshoot of the Doctor Who universe.  Her favourite Doctor is Matt Smith.

Ruth Long (@UndiscoveredAdv on Twitter) is a writer, amateur graphic designer, and animal lover, best-known as the co-lead writer of Clara Oswald: The Untold Adventures, a fan-written project following the character of Clara after the events of Hell Bent.  You can also catch her on the odd Who podcast, writing meta, or waffling about this, that, or the other on forums.  Her favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi (and if she’s being really cheeky, Jenna Coleman).

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