Please excuse this bit of self-promotion, but 100 Objects of Doctor Who, published by Candy Jar Books and written by me, is featured in the latest issue of the digital magazine, Reel Social.
The magazine is centred around “both individuals and productions within the TV, Film, and Performing Arts industries”, to raise awareness of productions, touring shows, one-off events, industry-related publications, and more. And so, Reel Social includes a full interview with me, in which I discuss Doctor Who‘ enduring popularity and its ability to inspire; previous contributions and books like The Brigadier Declassified and The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang; and of course, 100 Objects of Doctor Who in detail.
For instance, I talk about trying to make this book something unusual:
“I knew I had to do something really different to stand out, so as well as retelling the behind-the-scenes, the main narrative of Doctor Who, and including all the bits you’d expect from a non-fiction tome, I added in as many off-beat elements as I could, stuff you probably won’t find anywhere else. So there’s a section on how many Doctors and companions have actually met the Cybermen. Another chapter looks at the crossover between Doctor Who and Marvel Comics. I love comics, so that was an essential for me. There are sections on how Doctor Who reflects our fear of technology; on Greek myths; on the most prolific directors; on live events; and a lot more.”
Reel Social #6 is the biggest issue yet, and includes a whole host of exclusive interviews from industries professionals too.