Steven Moffat and his heterosexual agenda

Karen Gillan in a mini-skirt

Dear God. Curse that Steven Moffat and his heterosexual agenda. Sexiness in Doctor Who? No. No, no, no, no, no. Since when has Doctor Who been anything more than innocent, unsexual fare for kiddies? I’m going to write a strongly worded letter to the…  

Oh hang on.

Wendy Padbury in a catsuit

Well apart from her. She was a brainy scientist type in a totally authentic outer space librarian outfit.

Liz Shaw in a mini-skirt

And her, cos she was a brainy Cambridge scientist type. They all wore mini-skirts like that in the 70s.

Leela in leathers

Oh definitely apart from her. She’s from outer space – that’s authentic outer space tribeswoman that is.

Tegan in Doctor Who

She doesn’t count – she’s Australian.

Peri in Doctor Who

She’s American. And the producer was gay, so it was entirely innocent.

Peri in a bikini

Oh bugger. Oh well, so much for that idea.


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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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