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Shannon Marshall Lush


I am mostly conversant with the era of the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, however I have a deep and thorough knowledge of the entire history of the series as well as the spinoff merchandise. I edit a local magazine devoted to the series as well. I have limited knowledge of the audio plays and the book range; mainly it is the series itself I am familiar with. I enjoy the production and effects realm of the series and the factual minutia as much as the stories themselves.

Experience in the area

I have been a devoted fan for over 15 years and enjoy all aspects of the series, both the original and current.


The AYUDWFCON (As Yet Unnamed Doctor Who Fan Club Of Newfoundland), a local branch of devoted fans who have created fan episodes and publish a magazine, The Whostorian Quarterly, of which I serve as editor and which is the only not-for-profit Canadian magazine to have the distinction of being placed in the Center For Newfoundland Studies and the Canadian Public Archives. I also am a member of the Newfoundland Writer's Alliance.


The Newfoundland Herald (provincial arts magazine), The Quill And Quire (Ottawa Standard newspaper annual supplement), The Evening Telegram (provincial newspaper), numerous trade publications, others.


I am a published author with numerous articles in local, national, and international magazines and newspapers, and a published volume of poetry. I also have won local and provincial writing awards.

Awards and Honors

1993 Honourable Mention, Newfoundland Writer's Alliance Arts And Letters Competition.

Past/Present Clients

Mulberry Books Publishing, St John's, Newfoundland, Oui! Films, Quebec City, PQ, Moonside Press, Newfoundland, Flanker Press, Newfoundland, Commoner's Publishing, Ottawa, ON, others.

What do you like about this subject?

Doctor Who is a quirky, amusing, interesting series with a lead character that is mysterious, eccentric, witty and posessing a strong moral viewpoint. For a series about a time travelling alien it also holds out hope for the future of mankind, but never succumbs to the preachy, hands-on-hips moralising that Star Trek does.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?


Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Current Doctor Who David Tennant submitted a report to his teacher while in junior high school in which he identified his lifelong ambition was to grow up to play Doctor Who on television!

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Colin Baker, the former Sixth Doctor, was summarily dismissed from the role and subsequently blamed, indirectly as well as directly, as one of the main reasons the series was pushed to the brink of complete cancellation. Of course, this fails to take into account the other various reasons for the series' problems at the time.

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2013-09-23 GALLIFREY:

Hi, Don, thanks for the question. While I'm not 100% certain if, indeed, the BBC owns the rights to the word 'Gallifrey', I CAN say that it stands to reason that they do. Everything produced by individual

2011-07-03 The Doctor -vs- Q:

There are many variables to consider in a loaded question such as this one...namely, is the 'duke out' held on neutral ground, namely in a void between the two fictional 'universes' of 'Doctor Who' and

2011-03-05 first dr. who:

William Hartnell is indeed the 'first' Doctor Who. He began his run on November 23rd, 1963. As he developed the early stage of multiple sclerosis during his tenure, by 1966 the producers were considering

2009-09-22 the doctor and cats:

In 'Fear Her', which takes place after 'New Earth', The Doctor was making a reference to not liking cats due to his problems with the cat-like species he encountered in 'New Earth', it was meant to be

2008-06-07 dr who:

'Theta Sigma' was a term (possibly a title) used by the Timelord Drax, an Academy friend of the Doctor's. It is left ambiguous just what Drax is referring to, however given that both men had known each


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