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Chicks Dig Time Lords: 03/03/19
Chicks Dig Time Lords edited \by Lynne M. Thomas was published at the height of the excitement over the re-launched Doctor Who franchise. After about a two decade hiatus (minus the Fox made for TV movie) the Doctor was back but in a different format — hour long episodes and modern day CGI.
Around the same time, the current wave of backlash against women in fandom was starting to hot up — though Gamergate was still to come (by far the low point in all this nonsense). So a book about Doctor Who about women fans written by women sounded fascinating.
I suppose to its credit, it does manage to show that women fans are really and truly no different than men (discounting the toxic fringe who make it bad for everyone). The typical essay in here comes down to who was my first Doctor and what keeps me coming back for more. There were also numerous essays on the conventions — something that I'm not at all interested in — but I do have friends who attend regularly (including one who dresses as the TARDIS every year).
The film analyst in me wanted more meat and bones to this book. I wanted more look at motifs and feminist readings of the 50+ years of this series. Save for a couple essays buried in the book, it's not there. This is really more of a light-hearted zine given a larger print run.