Friday, March 27, 2015

Ep 022: Birthday Party in Cromer

On this episode of The Web of Queer it’s the 10th anniversary of modern Doctor Who, and we celebrate by watching the 10th anniversary special! Since they didn't make a new one, it’s the classic story The Three Doctors, paired with our thoughts about what 10 years of New Who has given us personally and given to queer fandom in general.

In our The Three Doctors review, we give the Brig another go, discuss the three Doctors' dynamic, and think Omega needs an interior decorator. What does this next step in Timelord society tell us? And do specials really need a plot?

We then take a moment and reflect on what we have taken from the last ten years of Who and on what it has given to both general Who fandom and to the queer community. Friendship, representation on and off screen, and a mix bag of squishiness all reside within. What more could you as for?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:06 The Three Doctors review
33:25 What new Who has given us

Bonus clips:
Christopher Eccleston interview on BBC Breakfast (2005)
The Ballad Of Russell & Julie performed by John Barrowman, David Tennant and Catherine Tate

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Opening and closing music:
Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

POE 001: Horror of Glam Rock

In this mini episode of The Web of Queer, it’s our first Pieces of Eight review! We reviewed the first story of the Eighth Doctors Adventures back on episode 19, and we continue our look at series one with Episode 3 – Horror of Glam Rock.

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Opening and closing music:
Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ep 021: The Curse of the Undead Fate of Fatal Undeath

On this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Fifth Doctor episode Mawdryn Undead, and in celebration of the current Red Nose Day, review The Curse of Fatal Death.

For our Mawdryn Undead review, we puzzle over timelines, dive into paradoxes, and make direct connections to the current series. We’ve seen Turlough's last episode, how does his first add to his story?

For The Curse of Fatal Death, we look at Stephen Moffat’s first ever televised contribution to Doctor Who, and the only instance of a televised female Doctor. What does this comedy special nail, what misses the mark, and what made us go “what were they thinking?”

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:01 Mawdryn Undead review
36:07 The Curse of Fatal Death review

Red Nose Day Special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do-wDPoC6GM

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Opening and closing music:
Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club
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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Ep 020: Beneath the Surface

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we start with a review of the Eleventh Doctor two-parter The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon and have a broad discussion on heteronormativity.

In The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon, we talk about Canton and some of the surprises in this story. We also talk about The Slap, and try to puzzle out River’s motivations during this part of her story arc.

For our heteronormativity conversation, we talk about what it is, where it comes from, and how it effects what we expect of the characters we see on screen. What are the problems that arise from these assumptions, and what do we do to change it?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro and scheduling news
01:41 The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon review
43:50 Heteronormativity

End of podcast clip from Laurel and Hardy's "Beau Hunks" (1931)
(The same film seen in The Impossible Astronaut)

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