Sunday, May 03, 2015

Ep 024: Are You My Captain?

On this episode of The Web of Queer, it’s all about our favourite Captain, Jack Harkness! We review his first appearance in the Series One two-parter The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances, and talk about the Captain's character in our discussion after.

In our review of this Ninth Doctor two-parter, we talk closets, continuity, and all that dancing. How well does this wartime horror hit on the themes of the times, and with Captain Jack being such a skillful con-artist, where does the conman end, and authentic flirting begin?

We finally discuss Captain Jack Harkness! Our queer action hero gets a whole segment to himself, and we dive deep. Why do his roles of companion verses leader cause such a shift in how he interacts with others, and how effectively do we feel that has been portrayed? And why does everyone always seem to flirt back?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:53 The Empty Child & The Doctor Dances review
28:44 Captain Jack discussion

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

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