Ahh, conventions. You go to one and you go to them all, right? It certainly seems like it. Just look at this old video from a 1976 Star Trek convention. Recorded by ultimessence, he took his old Super 8 camera down to Denver, Colorado’s Northgenn Mall to capture the rising swarm of Trekkies taking over America. Not only were Leonard Nimoy and James Doohan at the event, but also the first possible sighting of a furry at 1:20 of the video (although YouTube commenters say he’s actually dressed as a cataan from the Star Trek cartoon series, but hey, “furry” is funnier). The video is more than just a crazy, retro blast from the past, it’s also a video proof that conventions were always a little strange and a little awkward.
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Time Trips are a series of Doctor Who stories that are at a perfect length between short story and novella. It’s basically like reading a Doctor Who episode in text. These stories all feature different doctors, so even if for some odd reason your favorite doctor is someone other than Nine (the greatest Doctor of all time, obviously), you can probably find your favorite doctor in a Time Trip adventure.
One of these ebooks, Doctor Who: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller by Joanne Harris, is one of those wonderful Doctor Who adventures that blends zaniness with dark elements. In this short story, the Third Doctor finds himself in a bright, cheery village where everything is just a little too perfect and the villagers live in fear of even mentioning their fears. Each resident has a storybook occupation, like the Baker or the Postman, and live in a village that resembles the innocence of a child’s imagination. However, there is something ominous in the background that no one dares mention. Continue Reading →
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