Monday, August 08, 2016

Ep 055: Cabbages and Queens

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Sixth Doctor story Terror of the Vervoids, and the Tenth Doctor and Donna Big Finish story, Death and the Queen.

In our Terror of the Vervoids review, we discuss Mel’s introduction, and how quickly it seems to dismiss Peri. Do we think this story helps or hurts the Doctor’s defence? How well realized is the villain in the story, and how believable are the secondary characters?

In our review of Death and the Queen, we talk about Ten and Donna’s return with Big Finish, and how their characters are written after their departure from TV. How much fan service was in this story, and did it serve its purpose? Who moves the story along, and who didn’t need to be there at all?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:14 Terror of the Vervoids review
39:00 Death and the Queen review

Links:
Nine Worlds Geekfest: https://nineworlds.co.uk/


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Friday, July 29, 2016

Ep 054: Thoughts and Feelings

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Torchwood episode Greeks Bearing Gifts, and discuss experiences outside of one’s own orientations.

(Content warning: The review and discussion include mature themes and isn’t appropriate for younger listeners. If Torchwood isn’t suitable for you, then you should probably skip this week’s podcast.)
In our review of Greeks Bearing Gifts, we talk about Tosh and Mary’s relationship, and how unhealthy it is. Given the original plan for Mary to be a male character, how might the relationship have been perceived differently? We also discuss how Jack's description of a previous friendship is transphobic.

(Content warning: This includes some mention of sexual abuse. To avoid this at 1 hour 14 minutes skip forwards 60 seconds.)
In our discussion, we talk about experiences outside of one’s personal orientations. How these experiences might be perceived, and why they don’t change who a person is. How might a short term or long term relationship include such experiences, and why people may be afraid to discuss them? 
Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro and content warning
01:21 Greeks Bearing Gifts review
51:35 Experiences Outside Your Own Sexuality discussion


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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Ep 053: A Tale In Two Parts

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 4th Doctor story The Invasion of Time, and discuss romantic orientations and the split attraction model.

For our review of The Invasion of Time, what did we think of the Time Lords, and how they were portrayed? What did we think of how Leela’s story was handled? Did we like the exploration of the inside of the Tardis?

In our discussion, we talk about the split attraction model, and why separating sexual and romantic attraction is important. We discuss how this applies to asexual and aromantic people, as well as its broader applications for all identities. We also discuss the differences between behaviour and orientation.

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:46 The Invasion Of Time review
34:34 Romantic Orientations discussion


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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ep 052: Double Maths

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 2nd Doctor story The Enemy of the World, and the Big Finish 1st Doctor story The Cold Equations.

For our review of The Enemy of the World, we discuss the ambiguous politics the Doctor has found himself in, and how he handles an uncertain situation. How does the packed story unfold, how do the characters interact with each other, and how does the story differ, now that all the episodes have been found?

For our review of The Cold Equations, we discuss how they handled this story with only two voices. Did we like the hard science fiction setup of the story? Why were there so few women? How did we think the reveal of Oliver’s secret was handled?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:51 Enemy Of The World review
32:55 The Cold Equations review

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Ep 051: Death in the Rainbow

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 10th Doctor story The Unicorn and the Wasp, and have a discussion about the trope of killing gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters.

For our review of The Unicorn and the Wasp, what did we think of the inclusion of Agatha Christie and the aspects of her novels? Did we think the tone of the story fit with the events taking place? What did we think of how the story handled the inclusion of the gay couple?

In our discussion, we talk about the killing of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, and why the impact is different from straight ones. How often does this happen in modern TV, what might it roots be, and how writers can work to correct the trope in their own shows?


Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:55 The Unicorn and the Wasp review
27:55 Killing the gay character discussion

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Friday, May 20, 2016

LT 005: Doctor Who and the Pirates

In this episode of The Web of Queer, Mikayla and Stephen resurrect our Loose Thread episodes to review the Big Finish audio Doctor Who and the Pirates. What did we think of this pirate adventure, and the way the story was told?


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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ep 050: Lost And Found In Space

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Fourth Doctor story State of Decay and the Big Finish Sixth Doctor story 1963: Space Race.

For our State of Decay review, our new fans have finally met all of the companions, so how was this as an introduction to Adric and Romana II? How did we think the folk tales of vampires differ between our space and E Space?

In our review of 1963: Space Race, we look at one of the stories Big Finish released for Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary. What did we think of this spy story? How well was the science of spaceflight (and black holes) handled? What did we think of the portrayal of the lesbian relationship in this story?

Links:
Our friends at OiS: http://oispaceman.libsyn.com/
Jessica’s most recent guest spot: Series 9 Recap
Mikayla’s first guest spot: Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang
Ian’s podcast, Down Below: http://downbelowpodcast.com/

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:31 State Of Decay review
26:32 1963: Space Race review

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