While I have Doctor Who on the brain, I’d like to recommend this post from Mags Halliday on the Arthurian elements seen in “The Christmas Invasion,” the Doctor Who Christmas special (which I’ve not seen, so I can’t really comment). The post has generated a lively thread on Outpost Gallifrey’s forums that explores some of Russell Davies’ thinking in writing the episode. Interesting reading.
On Doctor Who and King Arthur
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A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004. View more posts