Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

Author of windowsintohistory.wordpress.com Co-writer on junkyardview.wordpress.com Administrator of frontiersmenhistorian.wordpress.com

Adam the Foil

Companion Tropes 7 On the odd occasion where I’ve had to buy jewellery, this is what always happens: I find what I want to look at, and a woman with a couple of inch’s thickness of makeup takes it out … Continue reading

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Summer Wars

Modern technology is scary and dangerous… or is it?  Our lives are increasingly tied into technology, reliant on it continuing to work to avoid massive disruption to our day to day lives.  What happens if that goes wrong?  And is … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual (1984)

“Get back, Doctor!” One step closer and I trigger the bomb!” That’s not a bad opening line for the first story in a Doctor Who annual, is it, but before we get to all that it’s worth mentioning that this … Continue reading

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Doubting Ben Jackson

Companion Tropes 6 A doubting Thomas is somebody who won’t believe things without first hand experience.  The origin of the term is of course the Apostle Thomas in the bible, who would not believe in the resurrection of Jesus until … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Over the last couple of months we’ve looked at every Studio Ghibli movie worth bothering with, but they never did have the monopoly on good animated films, and they certainly don’t now.  Since the early 2000s in particular, several new … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual (1983)

The 1983 Doctor Who Annual might have the blurriest photographic cover ever, but there seems to be a genuine attempt to make it more appealing to fans of Doctor Who than previous annuals.  The big change is the effort that … Continue reading

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Manic Pixie Dream Clara

Companion Tropes 5 When we are first introduced to Clara she is a mystery, a woman who the Doctor sees die, and then finds again, alive and well, somewhere else.  She also happens to be a young, female, cute mystery … Continue reading

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