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

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