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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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Ep 049: Jessica the Great Architect

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 7th Doctor story Paradise Towers, and then discuss where we would go in the Tardis given the chance.

For our Paradise Towers review, we discuss the society that exists within the towers. What do we think of the different groups of inhabitants? What were Jessica and Mikayla's first impressions of Mel? Did we like the Caretakers and their rulebook?


Afterwards, we discuss where we would go if we had a trip in the Tardis. Who wants to visit aliens? Would we rescue missing episodes? Who would become an evil Space Dictator?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:49 Paradise Towers review
24:24 Where we'd go in the TARDIS

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ep 048: You Keep Using That Word: I do not think it means what you think it means

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 5th Doctor story Enlightenment, and then have a discussion on how asexuality is defined in the media and how that conflicts with real life experiences.

For our Enlightenment review, we discuss costumes, continuity, and the Creepy Dude. How did Tegan handle herself under such odd scrutiny, what was Turlough really up to, and how does the Doctor stack up, being an Ephemeral himself?

In our asexuality discussion, we break down the difference between media’s version of asexuality, and the real life use of the word to describe people on the ace spectrum. What results from using perceived asexuality to “other” a character in fiction? And how have other characters in Doctor Who contributed to the perception of the Doctors sexual and romantic orientations?

Links:
Mikayla on 2MTL: http://twominutetimelord.com/wp/2mtl-407-ace-and-aro-in-doctor-who/

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:52 Enlightenment review
32:57 Asexuality and Humanity

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ep 047: Another Song Ends

In this episode of the Web of Queer, we review the Christmas special The Husbands of River Song, and discuss an overview of Series 9.

For our review of The Husbands of River Song, we discuss the Doctor's reunion with River. What do we think of this picture of what River is like without the Doctor around? What did we think of River's many husbands (and wives)? Did we like this Christmas romp?

In our Series 9 overview, we look back at the series as a whole, now that it is complete. Did we like this structure of two-parters? What did we think of the tone of the series? Are we happy with the series arc, now that we've seen it concluded?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:48 The Husbands of River Song review
35:54 Series 9 overview

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