Episode 4 – All Your Bodies Are Belong to Us

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 1×3 The Unquiet Dead and Buffy 1×3 Witch

The Unquiet Dead

Written by Mark Gatiss; Directed by Euros Lyn

“The stiffs are getting lively” in Victorian Cardiff and it’s up to the Doctor, Rose and Charles Dickens to stop them. Discussion points include:

  • The (in)accuracy of the TARDIS
  • Dickensian fanboying
  • Gwyneth, ghosts, and grief
  • “Time is in flux” and other time travel rules of thumb
  • Does the Doctor lie?

Written by Dana Reston; Directed by Stephen Cragg

A shy cheerleader’s mother gives whole new meaning to the term “living vicariously.” Discussion points include:

  • Parental pressures and overbearing mothers
  • Potions Class: The overlap between magic and chemistry
  • Witchcraft and invocational magic
  • Buffy and the Slayerettes: The endless cycle of unrequited love
  • The dangerous cost of achieving teenage dreams

Next time: Buffy 1×4 Teacher’s Pet and Doctor Who 1×4 Aliens of London


About Katherine Sas

Graduate of Messiah College and Signum University with degrees in literature. I'm a student of the imaginative literature, TV, and film, particularly Tolkien and the Inklings, Doctor Who, and the fairy tale tradition.

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