Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we have another Doctor Who giveaway! We have three DVD copies of the classic Doctor Who story, “The Daemons” (check out my review).
So, do you want to win your very own copy? Here’s how…
In “The Daemons”, the Master tries to convince Azal, last of the Daemons, to hand over his power, thus making the Master ruler of Earth. Of course, he fails. But what if he didn’t? In 50 words or less, tell us why Azal should have handed over his power to the Master.
Email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org
You must be an Australian resident to enter, and you can only enter once. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence on the matter will be entered into. Got that? Good!
The competition closes at 5pm (Melb time) on Friday 4 May 2012, after which I will pass all the answers over to our guest judge, without the names of the entrants. He will then pick three winners. I will then contact the winners by email to get postal addresses. Please note that it must be an Australian postal address.
John Richards is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He is best known for co-creating and writing the television series Outland, the best gay-and-lesbian-science-fiction-fan-club comedy ever made “quote”. He is also a presenter on the Boxcutters podcast, where he won a Chronos Award for a special episode interviewing Doctor Who writers Paul Cornell and Rob Shearman. Outland Series One is now available on DVD — you should really buy a copy.
I asked John to tell us a little about his relationship with Doctor Who…
I don’t remember a time without Doctor Who. I grew up in a house where we always watched Doctor Who at 6.30pm and it was always something I loved. Doctor Who made me want to be a writer, because it was a series that revered words above all else. It was a series that stoked our imaginations through language rather than image. Indeed, the limitations of what the series could afford to show back then allowed us to join in, to imagine how these worlds continued off-screen. And it was always a show that celebrated knowledge and loved literature (when I was a kid the Target novelisations were about the only merchandise you could find. When the ABC Shop brought out a prismatic Cyberman badge it blew my tiny mind).
Doctor Who taught me so much, from history to literature to science (I always remember the second law of thermodynamics as being “the more you put things together, the more they keep falling apart”, which I’m sure would horrify a physicist). Most importantly, the programme told me that you could travel, you could explore and you could find your own family. For a small boy in country WA this was a very important message!
Don’t forget to check out my review of “The Daemons”. Now… start writing those entries!
Doctor Who: The Daemons is released on DVD in Australia by Roadshow Entertainment.
Catch ya later, George
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