You may have missed the news, but this is the 50th anniversary of a cheap, scrappy British science fiction series called Doctor Who. Like a fair number of folk my age, I first stumbled across Doctor Who one Saturday afternoon on PBS, back when PBS was able to air things like Doctor Who, The Avengers, The Prisoner, and it being cultural and all, Benny Hill. Unlike many, however, I seem to be one of the few people who came into the show not during an airing of the iconic Tom Baker years, but rather during the tenure of the man with the velvet smoking jackets and Venusian aikido. The Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee, was my introduction to Doctor Who, and he remains my favorite. Continue reading…
Posted October 30, 2013
At A Knife And A Quill, Kate Laity shares her thoughts on American Horror Story: Coven: “I don’t turn to drama series for insightful commentary on witchcraft. I do expect fun and I do expect a little pulse-taking on the state of the nation. Because witchcraft narratives are almost always about notions of female and other subterranean (AKA non-approved) power.” Meanwhile at Voodoo Universe, Lilith Dorsey discusses the commodification of Voodoo and Santeria (and offers a resource list to learn more about Voodoo Queen Marie Leveau and the New Orleans Voodoo tradition). And at The Witching Hour, Peg Aloi examines American Horror Story‘s reinvention of the witch archetype. Patheos has more on AHS:C, including livechats. Find them here.