Monday, April 09, 2018

Ep 083: The Curse of Bad Representation

In this episode, we review the Seventh Doctor story The Curse of Fenric, and have a discussion about the representation of physical disability in Doctor Who.

In our review of The Curse of Fenric, we try to figure out just what happened in this story. What did we think of the relationship between Ace and the Doctor? Does this version of Doctor Who vampires work for us?

In our discussion, we examine the representation of physical disability in Doctor Who, and in media more generally. What are some examples of good representation, and where do things go wrong?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:57 The Curse of Fenric review
31:59 Representation of physical disability discussion


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

#WhoAgainstGuns

Jessica and Mikayla are participating in the #WhoAgainstGuns campaign raising money for organizations that work to end gun violence.




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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ep 082: Friendships Old and New

In this episode, we review the Tenth Doctor story School Reunion, and discuss devaluing friendship and the impact this has on aromantic representation.'

In our review, we discuss Sarah Jane’s return to Doctor Who. How did we think her character compared to what we expected from Classic Who? What did we think of the interactions between Rose and Sarah Jane? Do we want the Doctor as our physics teacher?

In our discussion, we examine how friendships are devalued in tv and in general. We look at how this impacts options for representing aromantic characters on screen, and the types of stories that are told.

Asexual and Aromantic Characters Database: http://claudiearseneault.com/?page_id=1320

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:23 Mikayla and Stephen are going to Gally
03:10 School Reunion review
34:49 Devaluing friendship discussion

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Opening and closing music:
Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Ep 081: Twice Upon an Ending

In this episode, we review the Twelfth Doctor Christmas story, Twice Upon a Time.

In our review, we discuss this final episode of Capaldi’s run of playing The Doctor. What did we think of the setting, the “villain”, and the use of the First Doctor? How do we interpret Bill’s return, and what we think of the regeneration?


Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:45 Coming out is difficult
02:14 Twice Upon a Time review


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Monday, December 25, 2017

Ep 080: Bug-Eyed Monsters

In this episode, we review the Tenth Doctor story The Runaway Bride, and the Gatiss-penned docudrama, An Adventure in Space and Time.

For The Runaway Bride review, we discuss how this works to introduce Donna. How does this relate to the rest of Donna’s time on the show? What did we think of the plot, and does it hold up for us watching it now?

For our review of An Adventure in Space and Time, we discuss how this docudrama tells the story of the show’s beginning. How do we think the main characters are treated, what do we think of all of the references, and does that last cameo work for us?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:57 The Runaway Bride review
22:08 An Adventure in Space and Time review

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Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Ep 079: The Five Podcasters

In this episode, we review the story The Five Doctors, and have a discussion about our third anniversary.

For The Five Doctors review, we look at this anniversary story. Does the plot work, or does that not even matter? How does Rassilon and the Time Lords compare to what we know of them from other stories? Do we think this is a good starting point for Classic Who?

For our much delayed third anniversary discussion, we talk about the origins of the podcast, and what effect it has had on our lives. How do handle what to edit, what to keep in, and what happens when we don’t agree? And how much content is there for a queer podcast to talk about?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:48 The Five Doctors review
36:07 Third Anniversary discussion

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Opening and closing music:
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Ep 078: Beginning of the Ends

In this episode, we review the First Doctor story The Tenth Planet, and have an overview discussion on Series 10.

For our Tenth Planet review, what did we think of this first appearance of the Cybermen and how did they compare to the Cybermen we see in New Who? What did we think of the roles the Doctor and companions played in the story, and how the First Doctor’s story ends?

For our Series 10 overview, we discuss Bill’s time on board the Tardis. Overall, did we like this series? After a series with Bill, what did we think of her character and her storyline? Are we looking forward to Christmas?

Note: We recorded this episode roughly a week after the series ended, before the trailer came out. Some of our discussion and speculation may now sound quite dated, depending on how much you’ve been paying attention to the news about Christmas.

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:53 The Tenth Planet review
36:53 Series 10 overview

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Opening and closing music:
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