Monday, April 09, 2018

Ep 083: The Curse of Bad Representation

In this episode, we review the Seventh Doctor story The Curse of Fenric, and have a discussion about the representation of physical disability in Doctor Who.

In our review of The Curse of Fenric, we try to figure out just what happened in this story. What did we think of the relationship between Ace and the Doctor? Does this version of Doctor Who vampires work for us?

In our discussion, we examine the representation of physical disability in Doctor Who, and in media more generally. What are some examples of good representation, and where do things go wrong?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:57 The Curse of Fenric review
31:59 Representation of physical disability discussion


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

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

#WhoAgainstGuns

Jessica and Mikayla are participating in the #WhoAgainstGuns campaign raising money for organizations that work to end gun violence.




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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ep 082: Friendships Old and New

In this episode, we review the Tenth Doctor story School Reunion, and discuss devaluing friendship and the impact this has on aromantic representation.'

In our review, we discuss Sarah Jane’s return to Doctor Who. How did we think her character compared to what we expected from Classic Who? What did we think of the interactions between Rose and Sarah Jane? Do we want the Doctor as our physics teacher?

In our discussion, we examine how friendships are devalued in tv and in general. We look at how this impacts options for representing aromantic characters on screen, and the types of stories that are told.

Asexual and Aromantic Characters Database: http://claudiearseneault.com/?page_id=1320

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:23 Mikayla and Stephen are going to Gally
03:10 School Reunion review
34:49 Devaluing friendship discussion

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

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Ep 081: Twice Upon an Ending

In this episode, we review the Twelfth Doctor Christmas story, Twice Upon a Time.

In our review, we discuss this final episode of Capaldi’s run of playing The Doctor. What did we think of the setting, the “villain”, and the use of the First Doctor? How do we interpret Bill’s return, and what we think of the regeneration?


Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:45 Coming out is difficult
02:14 Twice Upon a Time review


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

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