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

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