Thursday, January 15, 2009

Say hello to Paul Cornell

It was very nice to catch up with my friend Joel this evening and Mr Paul Cornell (pictured). He may not be a familiar face but you might know his work. For the world of comics he's written for 2000AD and Marvel (mostly recently on Captain Britain and Fantastic Four). And as a novelist he's written a number of Doctor Who spin-off titles and was the inventor of the very popular Bernice Summerfield character. But it is for TV that he's best known, for work on Casualty, Holby City, Coronation Street, Robin Hood, ITV's dino-drama Primeval and Doctor Who itself. He wrote the Season Three two-parter Human Nature/Family of Blood in which the good Doctor loses his memory, marries a woman and has to fight off a bunch of scarecrows. Remember? Great stuff. He's a splendid chap to knock about with. Oh, and it was also comic artist Fraser Irving's birthday too. Happy birthday!
Visit Paul's blog here.

4 comments:

Stuart Peel said...

That Who episode was one of the very best of the new ones. Nice.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Stu - Those two episodes followed by 'Blink' ... best Doctor Who threesome of the season.

Persephone said...

...and let's not forget Father's Day from the first "New Who" season with Christopher Eccleston. It was perhaps my favourite of that particular season (although I liked The Doctor Dances by Steven Moffat very much too...).

Stevyn Colgan said...

Persephone - Let's not indeed. It was a very powerful episode. Great acting from Ms. Piper I thought.