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This is a fun, serious, arty, trashy, new continuation of Vampirella that’s not a reboot. -- Paul Cornell

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I'm a Fortean, a follower of Charles Fort, so my stance is to sit back and look at the mythology, be entertained and enthralled by it, without offering theories or judging the truth of it, particularly. In many ways, whether or not this stuff is true is the least interesting thing about it. -- Paul Cornell

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Media representation of these things as serious and real and scary may have gone away, but out there in popular culture they're still abducting people. The mythology has rolled on; in fact, it's gained a huge number of dimensions since the end of The X-Files. The Lizard Men have arrived and started infesting our royal families, things like that. The Grays have now become this inflatable cartoon figure. We've got this word: "probing." We have a funny word for anal rape! This is because we're terrified. We're scared that this might be true. And that fear has led us to take this bogeyman and make this court jester out of it. It's fascinating. -- Paul Cornell

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We're not a series about definitive aliens with ships and names and guns and plans. We're a series about encountering the numinous, about the grey areas of mythology. I always say we're a political thriller about the romance of the UFO. -- Paul Cornell

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I spent my university years wondering if I had "missing time"! So this title is sort of the story of my life. I always used to read scary, true-life UFO books. It's something I've been researching, as it were, since I was about eight. This wonderful, original American mythology -- like jazz is an original American nform. -- Paul Cornell

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The key thing is that it’s politicians, not the military or some sort of special team, that become involved with UFO mythology, so this isn’t about firefights and a standard “alien invasion.” It’s much more about [UFO] mythology itself, and how that myth has been shaped by, and actually done its part in shaping, America. -- Paul Cornell

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"I’m hoping especially to find a female audience. The character’s often been regarded as a nostalgia item, cheesecake, and we’re building on previous efforts to keep moving away from that to something more interesting." -- Paul Cornell

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"I think some characters have just been rebooted too much, so we're not going to do that. We're going to forge ahead. She's the gothic, and the shape she brings is the snake in the garden, the ancient revenge, and the SF is the dystopian world she wakes up in." -- Paul Cornell

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"I think some characters have been reimagined too many times, and I wanted to do the opposite, bring it all in." -- Paul Cornell

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"The new format should have allowed a little more life and humanity into the series. But no, they exiled the Doctor to Earth and made him a Tory." -- Paul Cornell, in younger days

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"He's got this interesting combination of arrogance and the vulnerability that comes from being trapped. He's charming in a deliberately human, capitalist, rather stuffy way, but with these hippy frills to that, as if this incarnation has deliberately grabbed hold of any and all camouflage. I love it when we see underneath that. I hate it when he's rude to perfectly kind and decent people. All these contradictions. But I intend to explore that using only the tools available at the time." -- Paul Cornell

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"I think he’s possibly the one who resonates the least with viewers of the new series. Can you imagine him meeting any of the modern Doctors and the arguments not being real, rather bitter? That’s not denigrating the show at that time, it’s just who the character is and how the world has changed. I’m sort of building a pipeline between eras without changing anything central to what the Pertwee era does." -- Paul Cornell

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"It has become clear that, for many real world figures of the time, the flirtation with Satanism had exactly the same depth as some of the more macho stars' flirtation with pretending to be gay. I love it when pretense hits reality head on, so as we say in the tag line: they thought they were "worshiping Satan," but they were actually worshiping Satan." -- Paul Cornell

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