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A quick note on the nature of the canon

A few years ago, when I took a serious inventory of my beliefs, I had to answer the question of canon. How did it come to be, what justifies the selection and what is its purpose? 318 more words

Bible Study

ASSESSING STRESS, AUDIO EDITION - The Diary of River Song, volume III

Welcome to DoWntime’s not-too-regular column, Assessing Stress. That’s where we assess … stress. Or more accurately, talk and debate about the newest episodes to hit the television screen, the new releases from Big Finish, and all these good things. 8,321 more words

Assessing Stress

OUT OF WHO EXPERIENCE - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Because sometimes, it’s important to tackle non-Who subjects, we also talk about some of the cultural events of the year, past and present. These are Out of Who Experiences. 1,903 more words

Politics

GUEST POST - The Trial of Doctor Who (1/2)

by Z.P. Moo

It’s safe to say that the mid-to-late 1980s were a low point for Doctor Who. The Sixth Doctor was seen as off-putting to viewers and with ratings and popularity both on the decline it ended up on hiatus after the show’s 22nd season. 3,566 more words

Guest Posts

Prequels and Sequels: Christmas in Retrospect

“You better watch out, you better not cry; Better not pout, I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is comin’ to town. He’s making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty and nice. 1,770 more words

Christianity

GUEST POST - The Power of the Storyteller: the underrated genius of "Sleep No More" and the late Moffat era

by Z. P. Moo

I’m a big fan of series nine of revived Doctor Who. That’s not exactly a secret, but I might as well repeat it. 2,323 more words

Steven Moffat