Bridging the Rift #19: Chicks Dig Time Lords

April 16, 2010

Subwave Network album artErik and Nat are joined by two contributors to the new non-fiction book Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, co-editor Lynne M Thomas and essayist Deborah Stanish.

We discuss why we enjoyed the book, look at the range of fan activities and perspectives covered, and ask if there’s a difference between male and female fandom.

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Show Notes


@ 1 minute – We introduce Lynne and Deb:

Lynne M. Thomas is the Head of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University where her responsibilities include archiving science fiction and fantasy literature. She is the co-editor of Chicks Dig Time Lords:

Deborah Stanish is a Philadelphia-area writer and freelance journalist. She is a frequent contributor to Enlightenment, the fanzine of Canada’s Doctor Who Information Network, and contributed the essay My Fandom Regenerates to Chicks:

Main Discussion – Chicks Dig Time Lords

@ 3 minutes 30 seconds – We begin our discussion of the new non-fiction book Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, available now from Mad Norwegian Press, Amazon or your local book store:

Previous Bridging The Rift episodes featuring Chicks Dig Time Lords contributors:

Episode 1 with Liz Myles:

Episode 4 with Kate Orman:

Episode 12 with Johanna Mead:

Next Time

@ 1 hour 2 minutes 20 seconds – Next time we’ll be looking at your feedback to recent episodes and returning to our David Tennant retrospective episode to take a peek into Creativity Corner.

If you have any feedback about anything we’ve discussed, you can spend messages on Twitter directed @BridgingTheRift, comment on this blog post or send short MP3 feedback to our GoogleMail address.

Trocking Out – Companion

@ 1 hour 3 minutes 20 seconds – This episode has an extra special trocking out with an introduction recorded by the artist especially for our Chicks Dig Time Lords episode. The song’s Companion by filk group Vixy and Tony. If you’d like to read a longer version of the story behind the song, take a look at the link below: