You can now officially find and subscribe to Kat and Curt’s TV Re-View podcast in iTunes. If you haven’t already subscribed, make sure to follow the link so that you can have fresh, new content deposited weekly into your computer’s hard drive whether you like it or not. Come and join us in the 21st century (but beware of Moloch the Corrupter).
Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 1×1 “Rose” and Buffy 1×1 “Welcome to the Hellmouth”
“Rose” Show Notes
Written by Russell T. Davies; Directed by Keith Boak
In this first episode of the revived Doctor Who, nineteen year old shopgirl Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) meets the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) and gets a taste of his crazy life. Discussion points include:
The Doctor’s relative goofyness, officiousness, and insensitivity
The Autons as mundane monsters par excellance
Rose, Mickey, and role-reversals
“Mr. Exposition” Clive and the myth of the Doctor
“Welcome to the Hellmouth” Show Notes
Written by Joss Whedon; Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Following the events portrayed in Buffy the Vampire Slayer the movie, high schooler Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) moves with her mom to picturesque Sunnydale only to discover that she may have moved even closer to the destiny she wants to avoid. Discussion points include:
Vampire mythology a la Joss Whedon
High School = Hell and other magical metaphors
Subversions of the horror genre
Next time: Buffy 1×2 “The Harvest” and Doctor Who 1×2 “The End of the World.”
Welcome to our first episode! We are both very excited to start on this journey, and we hope you are as well.
In this first episode, we discuss a bit about the general idea behind our podcast, why juxtaposing Doctor Who and Buffy the Vampire Slayer makes sense, and Kat provides some background to Doctor Who, while Curt gives an introduction to Buffy.