The campaign follows the murder of 17 high school students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. the latest in a number of mass shooting incidents in the United States.
To raise money representatives of over 40 Doctor Who podcasters, writers and fans will be taking part in a special podcast commentary of the 1969 Patrick Troughton story The War Games.
Supporters of the project, which has already raised neary $4,000, include writers Paul Cornell (Human Nature, Father’s Day), Jamie Mathieson (Oxygen, Flatline) Andrew Smith (Full Circle) and Peter Harness (The Zygon Invasion, Kill The Moon). They will be joining comic artists Rachael Stott (Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor) and Simon Fraser (Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor) along with representatives of the popular Doctor Who podcasts Radio Free Skaro, Verity!, Reality Bomb, Coal Hill AV Club, Mutter’s Spiral, Gallifrey Public Radio, TARBIS, Web of Queer, Who and Company, bloggers and fans.
Former showrunner Steven Moffat has also offered his support, and will record an additional commentary if the amount raised exceeds $7,000 by 12th March.
The podcast will be released to listeners who provide a donation of at least $10 to an organization committed to ending gun violence.
Recomended organisations include
- US: March For Our Lives
- US: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
- US: Moms Demand Action
- Canada: Campaign for Gun Control
- UK: Gun Control Network