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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BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE – Our Thoughts on “The Ghost Monument”

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.

Kevin Burnard (@scriptscribbles on Twitter) is a writer, blogger, and vlogger.  He can be found making videos and gifs on Tumblr and Youtube (@scriptscribbles) analyzing Doctor Who and other pop culture media, or just spamming gym selfies to Instagram.  He co-wrote a feature-length episode of The Twelfth Doctor Adventures and formerly helped run this site.  His favourite Doctors are the scary ones.

Andrew (ScarvesandCelery from this blog and tumblr) works in education, and occasionally writes essays on Doctor Who.  He contributed a script to The Twelfth Doctor Adventures and also runs the DoWntime tumblr.  His favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

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BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE – Our Thoughts on “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”

Hello!

I’m Janine Rivers, and this is Bit of Adrenaline, Dash of Outrage, DoWntime’s new weekly post-episode column.  To mark the arrival of Jodie Whittaker and the exciting changes which that heralds, your DoWntime overlords decided to shake up the weekly coverage by bringing in a new host and editor; a new, diverse, and insightful voice to represent an increasingly women-led, minority-focused era of the show.  But they couldn’t find one, so they asked me instead.

This feature will run for the next ten weeks, and will go more or less as follows: I’ll discuss the most recent episode of the show with a couple of guests; we’ll discuss our thoughts on the story, and often talk about how our feelings relate back to our own personal experiences (as both minorities and, simply, human beings).  We’ll cover any contentious questions raised by the story and settle them in, I would expect, an equally contentious manner. We’ll each settle on a numerical score, so that by the end of the season, it’ll be possibly to gauge which episode was best-received by our ever-changing troop/gang/fam of writers.

If you want some more insightful coverage of the episode through another academic lens, stick around for Tibere’s Saturday feature.

Tibère here! Will be doing a weekly write-up on Saturday, as just mentioned – moving quite a bit away from the regular coverage in order to do something a little more personal and weirder. Hope you like overanalytical essays! (of course you do)

Of course, full spoilers ahead.

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