Friday, November 21, 2014

Ep 013: Rainclouds and Rainbows

This week on The Web of Queer, it’s the review of the series finale Death in Heaven, and our review of the Classic Sylvester McCoy episode, Remembrance of the Daleks!

As the series goes out with a cyberbang, and with so much emotion to wade through, how did we like the closer? What did we dig deep into, and what requires a bit of handwaving?

In our Remembrance review, how did our Classic newbies like this Seventh Doctor story? What stands up, and what falls flat? Where does the nostalgia fit in and what connections to the new series did we notice?

Time Stamps:
0:00:00 Intro + a conversation about word choice
0:05:48 Death In Heaven review
0:43:24 Rememberance Of The Daleks review
1:18:41 Outro + what's next time

Ace Rimmer aeroplane falling scene


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Opening and closing music:
Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club
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End clips:
Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead
Doctor Who: Rememberance of the Daleks
The Quatermass Experiment (1953)
The Quatermass Experiment (2005)
original 1953 BBC continuity announcement





Saturday, November 08, 2014

Ep 012: The Laws of Time Lord Attraction

On this episode of The Web of Queer, it’s time for Dark Water, and our discussion on asexuality, aromanticism, and how they relate to fandom and the Doctor.

For our Dark Water review, the conversation turns quickly to the Big Reveal. Then the next one, then the next! Post-it notes, keys and skeletons, oh my! With so much to digest in this episode, and so much to come, how did we sort through everything?

Doctor Who fandom has long labeled the Doctor asexual. Do we feel that this accurately reflects the Doctor? We discuss the impacts of the use and misuse of the terms asexual and aromantic in fandom, and why getting things right matters so much.

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:00 Dark Water review
41:34 Asexuality, Aromanticism and The Doctor

Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN): http://www.asexuality.org/home/
Asexuality, Explained in One Simple Comic: http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/10/5-myths-and-misconceptions-about-asexuality/
The Asexual Census: http://asexualcensus.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/preliminary-findings-from-the-2014-aven-community-census/
Nine Worlds Geekfest convention: https://nineworlds.co.uk/
Music clip: We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off by Jemaine Stewart
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Opening and closing music:
Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club




Sunday, November 02, 2014

Ep 011: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Assassin

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review of In the Forest of the Night, and the Tom Baker episode The Deadly Assassin.

With no monster to face, the characters become front and center in this story. How were the kids, did Clara fulfill her responsibilities, and what do we make of Danny now? Does this turn into modern day mythology, and do we think modern society would really forget?

Our Deadly Assassin review turns to thoughts of how the Time Lords compare to the modern day society that we’ve been given glimpses of. What things do we think the Doctor picked up from his old chaps, and what things does he want to leave behind? And in such a packed four parter, what do we notice is conspicuously missing?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:52 In the Forest of the Night review
36:50 The Deadly Assassin review

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