Monday, October 26, 2015

Ep 038: Defending the Village People

In this episode of The Web of Queer we review the 5th story in the current series, The Girl Who Died, and discuss how other characters in Doctor Who react to queer characters.

In our review of The Girl Who Died, we talk about the evolving relationship between the Doctor and Clara. Should the Doctor really think he has a duty of care? Which parts of the story stretch science, and which parts made us squee?

In our discussion, we talk about the reactions we see on screen to various queer characters. Which is a bigger shock, that Vastra is married to Jenny, or that she’s a lizard? Are people really paying attention to who Captain Jack is flirting with? How many people know about Missy's gender history? And can people's reactions to a character tell us more than that character's own behaviour does?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:54 The Girl Who Died review
27:30 Character Reactions discussion

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

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