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The Ripper and the Whoniverse, Part 7

In the final blog of this series I examine the third volume of The Ripper’s Curse, and provide an epilogue: Part Three The Doctor and Rory travel to modern-day Whitechapel to question a ‘Ripper walk’ tour guide. They want to know “how … Continue reading

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The Ripper And the Whoniverse, Part 5

This post explores the most recent Jack the Ripper references in Doctor Who media, namely the three-part comic series, The Ripper’s Curse. Released last year by IDW Publishing, and written by Tony Lee, this graphic novel offers another fictional interpretation of the Whitechapel … Continue reading

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The Ripper and the Whoniverse, Part 4

This post follows my examination of the novel Matrix, and looks at the further Jack the Ripper links in Doctor Whomedia since The Talons of Weng-Chiang was first broadcast in 1977. The serial opens as eight women (not specified here as  prostitutes), including Emma Buller, … Continue reading

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The Ripper and the Whoniverse, Part 3

Analysing Doctor Who: Matrix by Mike Tucker and Robert Perry (BBC Books, 1998), Continued – The Doctor now transforms fully into the ‘Ripper’ in “a sudden swirl of wind and leaves” (page 73), an event forseen in Relative Dementias (Mark Michalowski, 2002). He attacks … Continue reading

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The Ripper and the Whoniverse, Part 2

Analysing Doctor Who: Matrix, Continued – When the book’s narrative first moves to the ‘Autumn of Terror’ (page 63), East End local, Jed Barrow has been following “shadows” in the fog for months, and had even heard the “strangled screams” of … Continue reading

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The Ripper and the Whoniverse, Part 1

This updated series of posts (first published last June in Who Etc. http://ecklefecken.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/ripper-and-whoniverse-part-1.html) examines how the Jack the Ripper canon has been depicted in Doctor Who media since that initial mention of ‘Jolly Jack’ in The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1977), with particular emphasis on the novel, Matrix. … Continue reading

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