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A.J. Black

A.J. Black is a writer and podcaster about cinema, TV and pop culture for his blog Cultural Conversation and podcast network We Made This, plus the author of books about modern mythology & Star Trek.

Alanna Reid

Alanna is a Non Binary Brit telling stories for the stage, screen, and webpage. Alanna lives in London and writes musings on the influence of queer thought across TV/film, sci-fi and pop culture.

Alice Walker

Alice is a filmmaker/writer from Liverpool, England. She's written and produced short films for the past three years, focusing on LGBTQ+ & social issues. She's also an avid lover of all things sci fi.

Amy Briscoe

Amy is writer and linguist who has written for Wired and The Independent. She enjoys wandering in game worlds and asking life’s big questions.

Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher became a Star Trek fan after watching repeats of The Original Series in the 1980s, before falling in love with The Next Generation.

Angela Meyer

Angela Meyer’s debut novel, A Superior Spectre, was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award, the MUD Literary Prize, an ABIA, the Readings Prize for New Australian Writing and a Saltire Award (Scotland).

Anna Bogutskaya

Anna Bogutskaya is a film programmer, writer, creative consultant and podcaster, and co-founder of horror film collective The Final Girls. She is currently the Festival Director of Underwire Festival.

Becca Caddy

Becca has been writing about tech and science for more than 10 years. Her 1st book, Screen Time, came out in '21. She loves sci-fi, brutalist architecture & spending time floating through space in VR.

Ben Falk

Ben Falk is an entertainment journalist and author, who’s talked to cryptozoologists about who would win in a fight between a Xenomorph and a Predator.

Ben Herbert

Part of the founding team building @TheCompanionApp for fans of sci-fi (He/Him) I enjoy creative things, sports and whatever hygge is

Bessie Yuill

Bessie Yuill is a writer based in London. She is interested in writing about culture, history and the unexplored corners of breaking news. Her work has been in Slate, Buzzfeed, and The Independent.

Brad Wright

Brad Wright is a Canadian writer and showrunner best known for co-creating Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. His most recent show, Travelers, is currently available on Netflix.

Carin Marais

Carin Marais is a freelance writer by day and genre fiction writer by night. When she’s not writing, you can find her watching her favourite shows (like Stargate) or reading the next book on her pile.

Chris Kempshall

Chris Kempshall is a historian and author who specializes in transnational experiences of warfare and representations of history in, amongst other things, Star Wars.

Clarisse Loughrey

Clarisse Loughrey is the chief film critic for The Independent. She’s worked extensively with the BBC, making guest appearances on Radio 4, Radio 3, BBC 4, and Radio 1’s Screen Time podcast.

Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Spool. He’s also the host of the podcasts More of a Comment, Really…, and Travolta/Cage (with cohost Nathan Rabin).

Daniel Knox

Daniel Knox is a software developer. It is also possible he is Spider-Man, but that has not been confirmed.

David Barnett

David Barnett is an author, journalist and comic book writer. He writes novels, including Alien: Colony War for Titan and The Handover for Orion.

David McKee

David McKee works as a business reporter and editor by day in order to feed his science-fiction habit on nights and weekends. He caught the bug way back when Space: 1999 was airing.

Ed Kramer

As a Sr. Technical Director & Sequence Supervisor for George Lucas’ company, ILM, Ed’s CGI appeared in Star Wars Episodes I, II and III, and Oscar-winner Pirates of the Caribbean II + many others.

Ell Twine

Ell Twine is a professional screenwriter that loves to discuss narrative storytelling across all forms of media. Based in London, Ell works as a freelance journalist and writes storytelling essays.

Gem Wheeler

Gem Wheeler's a freelance writer and researcher with over a decade's experience of covering sci-fi and pop culture. She's a regular contributor to Retro Gamer magazine.

George Mole

George (He/Him) is the Community Manager for The Companion. He's a UK-based writer known for personal essays and in-depth analysis of film & TV with an empathetic and socially conscious worldview.

Graeme Mason

Graeme has been writing about old videogames for over ten years for publications such as Retro Gamer and Fusion Books and online with Eurogamer and Antstream Arcade.

Hiron Ennes

Hiron Ennes is a writer, musician, and student of medicine based in the Pacific Northwest. Their areas of interest include infectious disease, pathology, and anticapitalist healthcare reform.

Ian Spelling

Ian Spelling is an entertainment journalist whose Trek association dates back to the mid-1980’s, when he interviewed Gene Roddenberry for his college newspaper.

Issy Flower

Issy Flower is a freelance writer and actor. When not trying to complete fifteen different projects, she can be found on Twitter @IssyFlower

Jacob Newbury

Jacob is a writer, journalist and proud West Countryman. He enjoys rewatching classics, is Christopher Nolan’s biggest fan and can reveal the title of a Friends’ episode within seconds of watching it.

James Hoare

James is editor of The Companion. He has been “working in publishing” since the early 1990s when he made his own Doctor Who fanzine to sell in the school playground.

Jen Williams

Jen Williams is an award-winning fantasy and thriller writer from London. She takes Thundercats too seriously, and is still under the vague impression that the 90s were ten years ago.

Joseph Mallozzi

Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer - Dark Matter, Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: Universe, Utopia Falls

Joseph Scrimshaw

Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian and writer based in Los Angeles. Currently, he co-hosts a Star Wars podcast called Force Center, and is busy writing and producing projects for the screen and the page!

Josh Slater-Williams

Josh Slater-Williams is a freelance critic, writing on film, TV and (occasionally) music for the likes of the BFI and Sight & Sound, Little White Lies, Huck, AnOther, NME, The Skinny, and others.

Joshua Miller

Joshua N. Miller is dissecting individual pieces of art to assess their impact on the entertainment industry.

Kat Hughes

Kat Hughes is a film writer based just outside of London. Although she loves films and television in all shapes and forms, her heart lies with the horror genre.

Katherine McLaughlin

Katherine McLaughlin is a freelance writer and critic for the likes of Sight & Sound, the BFI, Vice, Dazed, The List, SciFiNow and BBC Radio Scotland, and covers film festivals around the globe.

Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray has somehow managed to balance her severe sci-fi addiction with a pretty full-on career as a working writer for going on 10 years now.

Ken Napzok

Ken Napzok is a Radio DJ, stand-up comedian, writer, producer and host of The Napzok Files and ForeceCenter podcasts. Formerly of ScreenJunkies and Collider Video.

Kristina Albert

Kristina Albert is a freelance writer with a BA in Communication, a love for all things sci-fi, and a passion to make the world more inclusive for people with disabilities and chronic conditions.

Lawrence Kao

Lawrence Kao is the Founder of The Companion. Previously, he created shows like BBC's Mission Selfie and won a Gold Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for Google Voice.

Levi Eddie Aluede

Award-winning screenwriter, director, and writer based in South London. Levi is also an avid climber and published photographer.

Lewis Smyth

Lewis started watching Doctor Who in 2005 and never looked back. Over the years, their writing has gone from fan fiction to interrogative essays on a wide range of sci-fi and fantasy topics.

Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a writer for GamesRadar, SFX, and T3 among others, she has a weekly slot on BBC Radio Scotland talking about the latest tech with Kaye Adams.

Mark Donaldson

Mark is a writer, podcaster, and film programmer from Scotland with a particular fondness for cult TV. He loves 1960s Czech sci-fi as much as modern blockbuster movies.

Megan Hennessey

Megan Hennessey is a freelance writer and editor. You can catch her analysing TV shows and movies at home or rolling up her sleeves at wineries around the world.

Michael Simpson

Mike is a journalist, writer and scientist living in British Columbia, Canada. Going to the sets of geeky TV shows is his favourite thing ever.

Mike Rampton

Mike Rampton is a journalist and author. One day you will all see his power. In fact, the best way to keep track of his power is to follow him on Twitter where he is @mikerampton

Molly Flatt

Molly Flatt is an author and journalist. Her debut novel, The Charmed Life of Alex Moore – described by SFX as “deeply delicious” – is out now.

Nick J. Joy

Nick's been writing about sci-fi since 1995 and has interviewed over 60 Star Trek cast members. He still owns his Mego figures from the 1970s, though McCoy’s leg is now held in place by Sellotape.

Peter C. Herman, Ph.D.

Peter C. Herman is Professor of English Literature at SDSU, and has published numerous books and anthologies as well as having essays appear in journals Renaissance Quarterly, SEL among others.

Peter Ray Allison

Peter specialises in technology, science, films, books, television, gaming and alternative-culture. He is also an editor for Geek Pride, where he reviews the latest offerings in sci-fi and fantasy.

Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler

Katja Kanzler is a professor of American literature at Universität Leipzig, Germany. Her work is focused on the intersectionality of race, class, and gender in American literature and popular culture.

Rebecca Davis

Content producer at The Companion. Producer and Co-host of 3 Fries Short: Unearthing the Stargate podcast. Filmmaker and director (Upcoming feature film: E is for:). Marathoner. Stargate super-fan.

Ruben van Wingerden

Ruben van Wingerden is a PhD student at Tilburg University who is passionate about New Testament studies and Early Christianity.

Sarah Kurchack

Sarah Kurchak is a freelance writer and retired professional pillow fighter. Her first book, I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder, is out now.

Soma Ghosh

Soma Ghosh is an arts critic, writing film features for The Quietus, Little White Lies, and more. She discusses films about and by womxn in the podcast, What Goddesses Watch.

Tamra J. Matthews

Tamra is a published author and freelancer. She started at NASA, writing space shuttle documentation. These days, she's writing Star Trek features, directing marketing, momming, wifing, & geeking out.

Tessa B. Dick

Tessa B. Dick began her writing career as a journalist, writing for magazines and newspapers. Her husband Philip K. Dick encouraged her to write fiction after he read her first short story.

The Companion

The Companion is a sci-fi publication and community. Our writers and podcast hosts are made up of showrunners, scientists, novelists and journalists. Most importantly, we’re all fans.

Timothy Wier

Timothy Wier is a writer who started out by writing Stargate spec scripts in school. Luckily, his writing has dramatically improved since then. He lives in Tennessee with his partner, kids, and cats.

Tommy Valentine

Project Lead, Product & Talent and Podcast Producer for The Companion. Excited to be part of the founding team that is building the new home for sci-fi! (He/Him)

Victoria Luxford

Victoria Luxford is a film journalist who has been covering the industry since 2007. They have written for the likes of The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, Empire Magazine, and more.