Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ep 034: Punky and the Brain

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the new ninth series episode The Magician’s Apprentice, and follow with a review of the classic The Brain of Morbius.

In our The Magician's Apprentice review, we discuss how awesome Missy is. A few dropped mentions grabbed out attention too. The doctor as a little girl? Did Clara have a snog with Jane Austin? And Missy gives Clara a talking to about heteronormativity. Or does she?


In our The Brain of Morbius review, we share our opinions on classic horror style Who, discuss Sarah Jane’s initiative, how the Sisterhood factored into the New Who we had seen (before The Magician’s Apprentice) and discuss the possibilities born from the mind battle. Plus Ian gets his theory brain into gear, and connects a bunch of dots.

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
00:54 The Magician's Apprentice review

46:00 The Brains of Morbius review

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Ep 033: Newphoria

On this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Tenth Doctor story New Earth, and discuss the portrayal of gender dysphoria in science fiction/fantasy.

In our New Earth review we see the return of Cassandra and the Face of Boe. How did we think this story handled the topics it tried to cover? What did we think of the "science" we saw? Why does Mikayla have a particular grudge against this story?

For our gender dysphoria discussion we talk about what gender dysphoria is and why it should be a familiar concept to fans of science fiction. But how often is it overlooked, and why? Are aliens being used as a metaphor instead? And what are the possibilities if gender dysphoria is explored rather than ignored?

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
00:48 New Earth review
26:35 Gender Dysphoria discussion

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Ep 032: All About That Ace

In this episode of The Web of Queer we review the Seventh Doctor story Battlefield, and discuss the differences between asexual representation compared to characters without a defined sexuality.

In our Battlefield discussion, after pouring over the nostalgia-fest, we discuss how the King Arthur legend was written into the story. Does the Doctor make a convincing Merlin? What do we thing of the Ace/Cho pairing? And how well does the Brig jump back into his old role, after such a long time away?

In the second part, we discuss the differences between characters without a sexuality shown on screen compared to characters that are asexual. How does representation in media impact the ways we talk about asexuality? Why can't we just decide every undefined character is asexual? Where are all the ace characters?

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
01:37 Battlefield review
33:11 Asexuality vs Unshown Sexuality discussion

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Thursday, September 03, 2015

PoE 006: Human Resources Part 2

In our last Pieces of Eight episode of the year we review the Big Finish story Human Resources Part 2. We discussed the resolution of the cliffhanger and how we thought the arc of the story progressed throughout the series. What did we think of the Time Lords' role in the story? Are we eager to continue with Eighth Doctor audios?


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