The Cybermen, the Weeping Angels, the Daleks… the artificial beings of Doctor Who are some of the most iconic in science fiction. But what inspired them?
Connecting Who traces their origins back to the myths,
folktales and real events of history; the teachings of religion; not to
mention the wealth of other sci fi writing from which Doctor Who has drawn.
Peter Grehan has been an avid fan since Doctor Who’s very
first broadcast. With him as your guide, explore the wealth of
material which lies behind the longest running science fiction series of
About the author
1994 and 1997 Peter Grehan was chairman of the Welsh Speculative
Writers Foundation, which published ‘Beyond the Boundaries’ magazine and
in that capacity he was a panellist at the European small press science
fiction convention, held in Dublin (October 1997), and the UK Year of
Literature and Writing 1995 Swansea arts festival .
In April 1999
he was commissioned by 'BBV Productions' to write an audio script their
first Sontaran story. He has tried various careers before finally
deciding, in 2003, to go to University and gained a first class BSc
(Hons) in Science and Science Fiction followed by a MA in Scriptwriting.
Both degrees enabled him to put all those hours of watching and reading
about Doctor Who to good use. He later lectured on the Science
and Science Fiction degree, which meant he got paid for doing what came
naturally; talking about science fiction. He now works as a freelance
writer and at the Penarth Pier Pavilion Cinema.