Hello there. I am Tom Salinsky. I write things, record things, teach things, make things up and make lists of things. The majority of this site is a blog which includes things like reviews of Doctor Who episodes, essays on politics and storytelling, and some film journalism. For other things I do, keep scrolling…

Coming soon…

Star Trek: Discovering the TV Series: The Original Series, The Animated Series and The Next Generation

279 episodes of Star Trek (and six movies) rated and reviewed. Published 30 March 2024.

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Red Dwarf: Discovering the TV Series Volume I (1988-1993)

An unofficial guide to the classic comedy series, behind the scenes and on screen. Published 30 August 2024.

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Out now

Best Pick: A Journey Through Film History and the Academy Awards

The book of the podcast – every Academy Award Best Picture winner assessed and contextualised. With John Dorney and Jessica Regan.

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The Improv Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond

A practical guide to performing, teaching and understanding improvised theatre and comedy. With Deborah Frances-White.

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Best Pick

The podcast which began by watching every Best Picture winner in no particular order, now with a broader film and TV remit. Hosted by Tom, John Dorney and Jessica Regan.

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The Guilty Feminist

Less a podcast, more a global phenomenon with regular live shows and international touring. Hosted by Deborah Frances-White.

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I write plays with my writing partner Robert Khan including CoalitionKingmaker and Brexit. We have also written several Doctor Who and related audio dramas for Big Finish. Find out more about our writing projects here.


Other activities

  • Hire me to work with your people on their storytelling, presentation or personal impact skills. Click here.
  • See the archives of Doctor Who Rare Entries contests which I used to run. Click here.