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Caroline Siede & Alasdair Wilkins
Debating Doctor Who, Episode 14: "The Christmas Invasion" and "The Eleventh Hour"

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This Week: "Deep Breath" premieres on Saturday so Caroline and Alasdair offer up a last minute Season 8 preview! We collect the best quotes from the show’s cast and creators about the upcoming season and discuss the episode titles (spoiler free!). Also Debating Doctor Who now has a Twitter account you can follow right here!

Then in Part Two we look at the past two regeneration stories, “The Christmas Invasion” and “The Eleventh Hour.” They take very different approaches to introducing new Doctors and we weigh the pros and cons of each.

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Next Week: Caroline will report back on seeing Matt Smith and Karen Gillan at Chicago Comic Con! We’ll talk the Season 8 premiere, “Deep Breath” and look at some other Who stories that deal with introductions. Caroline examines the episode that started it all, “Rose,” while Alasdair revisits Maratha’s introduction, “Smith & Jones.”

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Get ready for tomorrow’s Doctor Who S8 premiere!

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My retrospective on animation underdog, Don Bluth. I don’t think I’d care to admit how much time I spent researching and rewatching movies for this piece. 

It’s impossible to talk about Don Bluth without talking about Walt Disney. Bluth started as an animator and director at Walt Disney Animation Studios before founding a rival company that became Disney’s main competitor in the 1980s. During his roller coaster of a career, Bluth produced commercial hits (An American Tail, Th Land Before Time, Anastasia), cult classics (The Secret Of NIMH, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Titan A.E.), and bizarre missteps (Rock-A-Doodle, A Troll In Central Park). He’s a magnetic but polarizing figure whose impact on the animation world is understood through conflicting narratives. What is clear, however, is that for two decades, Bluth’s films offered a dark alternative to Disney. [Read more]

My retrospective on animation underdog, Don Bluth. I don’t think I’d care to admit how much time I spent researching and rewatching movies for this piece.

It’s impossible to talk about Don Bluth without talking about Walt Disney. Bluth started as an animator and director at Walt Disney Animation Studios before founding a rival company that became Disney’s main competitor in the 1980s. During his roller coaster of a career, Bluth produced commercial hits (An American Tail, Th Land Before Time, Anastasia), cult classics (The Secret Of NIMH, All Dogs Go To Heaven, Titan A.E.), and bizarre missteps (Rock-A-Doodle, A Troll In Central Park). He’s a magnetic but polarizing figure whose impact on the animation world is understood through conflicting narratives. What is clear, however, is that for two decades, Bluth’s films offered a dark alternative to Disney. [Read more]

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On The Hunger Games and real life

I know we all love to identify with Katniss and think we’re with the good guys, but to be clear: All of us (I’m including myself here, this is an admission not an attack) sitting in our comfortable homes, watching the violence in Ferguson on TV, maybe half-reading a story about ISIS then tweeting about Taylor Swift and posting a funny Instagram with our friends—WE ARE THE CAPITOL.

I don’t quite know what to do about that and I’m not suggesting we aren’t allowed frivolity in our lives, but I think we need to understand our place in the world before we can try to change it. We read The Hunger Games and ask how the citizens of the Capitol could just sit by and watch as horror unfolds before them. We need to ask ourselves the same questions. Here are some resources to get us started.

Ferguson, Mike Brown, and Systematic Racism

Global Issues: Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Ethiopia, and more

Let’s all work harder to educate ourselves, take action, and stay mad. Send me links and I’ll update this post with more resources.

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I think this photo best captures yesterday’s National Moment of Silence rally in Chicago. Anger, sadness, and most of all immobilizing pain over what has been done to the black community throughout history and how that legacy of violence and oppression continues today. Thank you to Black Youth Project 100 for organizing the event and sharing your songs, stories, and pain with the Chicago community.
The woman in this photo is educator and artist Raych Jackson. You can follow her on Twitter and check out her website. 
I posted more photos from National Moment of Silence event here, here, here, here, and here.

I think this photo best captures yesterday’s National Moment of Silence rally in Chicago. Anger, sadness, and most of all immobilizing pain over what has been done to the black community throughout history and how that legacy of violence and oppression continues today. Thank you to Black Youth Project 100 for organizing the event and sharing your songs, stories, and pain with the Chicago community.

The woman in this photo is educator and artist Raych Jackson. You can follow her on Twitter and check out her website.

I posted more photos from National Moment of Silence event here, here, here, here, and here.

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