The only reason Keir Hansen really wants the ability to time travel is to be able to get to all the content the geek community creates in a single day. A web dork and hack pixel-pusher by day, all spare hours are devoted to absorbing film and television, reading and writing sci-fi, a smattering of gaming, unlicensed attempts at mixology, culinary adventures, and novice cat wrangling.
He was once accused of being a "Jack of all trades", but that sounded too much like actual work, and the accuser has since been sacked. His particular passions include Whovianism (classic and new), the complete works of Douglas Adams, and anyone who offers a free sample of wine and/or chocolate, even when unmarked white vans are involved. (It's okay. He can run really quickly.)

Podcasts: Gallifrey Public Radio

Episode 23: Down With the Ship

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Let’s face it — we’re all secretly wondering about the Putin-Trump trist, right? I mean, let’s be honest, the chemistry is undeniable. And don’t even get me started on Big Bird and Snuffalupagus, because any BFF that tells you “I see you when no one else can”, is a keeper for life. All kidding aside, there are instances in any franchise or creative work where character interaction provides areas of subtext that leave us wondering, “what if?”. These instances, along with many others, are the fertile ground of fan-fiction where shipping, or hypothetical relationships, take root. Where does this emerge from, and what purpose does it serve for those who invest a great deal of time and creative energy into its enjoyment, study, and a times, vehement OTP defense? Joined once again by entertainment industry journalist Sage Young (of Head Over Feels fame), we look at the practice of shipping, and what enjoyment some fans get from the hypothetical pairing of characters in relationships not explicitly established in the presented content.



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Excessive talker on @InDefenseCast and @GallifreyRadio as well as numerous @GonnaGeek network guest appearances. Love child of Peter Pan and Pollyanna. ?

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